The Netherlands is a flat, low-lying country known for its windmills, dikes, farmland, and vibrant cities.
Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the main production centres and all needs to travel from there.
The Netherlands is a member of the Schengen Area. Only certain countries need visas and there is no need for work permits. Film crews travelling on US passports can enter visa-free and stay for up to 90 days. Contact your local Dutch embassy / representative for more information.
Cast, Crew & Equipment
The Netherlands has an impressive pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. There is a good depth of English speaking, very experienced, creative and technical crews. Amsterdam’s close proximity to other major European production centres allows easy access to those crews should you ever need to look further. Talent is non-union. Day rates and buyouts are negotiable.
The Netherlands is a multicultural country offering featured talent of all looks. Other than Caucasian looks there are also significant pools of Indonesian, Surinamese, Moroccan, Turkish and Caribbean people. As an interesting tidbit, Dutch people are on average the tallest in the world.
The Netherlands’ close proximity to other major European production centres allows easy access to cast those pools of talent should you ever need to look further. The Netherlands has an extensive supply of locally based standard and specialized camera, grip and lighting equipment including the Russian Arm. For productions looking to bring in film equipment the Netherlands is an ATA carnet country.