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Our Committee promotes cooperation, mutual understanding, and friendship between the citizens of Baltimore in Maryland, U.S.A. and Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

Rotterdam skyline with Erasmus Bridge and Kop van Zuid

Twin Cities

Baltimore and Rotterdam are both modern cities, because of historical events.  Rotterdam’s central city district was destroyed at the beginning of World War II.  Faced with the task of rebuilding the city, Rotterdam chose to embrace the future rather than to resurrect the past - becoming a showplace for modern architecture in Europe.  The city center of Baltimore was destroyed in 1904 by the Great Fire. So both cities were built from the ground up during the 20th century. 

Rotterdam and Baltimore have approximately the same geographical and population size. These two cities have in common a deep maritime history, large port operations in estuarine waters, and both are home to prestigious universities, medical schools, world-class museums and other cultural institutions, and burgeoning tech/startup scenes. They share many of the issues and opportunities common to many large, modern cities with diverse populations.

Baltimore Inner Harbor skyline

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Dutch Drinks DC Nederlandse Borrel Networking Event

Feb 21, 6-8pm

Join us for the bimonthly networking borrel, organized by Netherland-America Foundation, Netherlands Embassy, NACCWM, Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee, DC Dutch and BrettonWoodsNL. Free. Cash bar.

Location: B Too, 1324 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Miss Kiet’s Children (film)

February 22, 2018

Photo of two children in Miss Kiet's class

Dutch movie with subtitles. A heart-warming story of young refugee kids adapting to life in a new country (the Netherlands) under the guidance of a wonderful, caring teacher.

Screening is in partnership with the International Rescue Committee and Baltimore’s Refugee Youth Project. Baltimore-Rotterdam committee provides stroopwafels made by refugees to the audience.

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

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Circular Economy Lecture

March 7, 2018

Quantifying Circularity for Innovation

FREE public lecture at Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning

Time: 5-6pm
Location: CBEIS building, 5201 Perring Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21214.
Speaker: Francesco Di Maio, a professor at T.U. Delft in the Netherlands

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