One of the prime destinations country for many producers and directors around the world. With a sense of relaxation and vacation time, that makes the Netherlands of the most wanted-to-visit places. Even acclaimed producers and directors like Christopher Nolan once used many parts of the country in “Dunkirk.” Mostly the capital city, Amsterdam, is the most used city in film productions. However, the Netherlands still consists of a great variety of amazing locations you may be interested in for your next film production. As many blockbuster films always bring their productions to the Netherlands. The permitting process won’t take more than 1-2 weeks for our teams to get approved and ready to shoot!
The Netherlands has produced many blockbuster-tier movies. In terms of production houses, the Netherlands can offer you a vast amount of production houses for you to choose from. Whether your film is a personal small production or a blockbuster-tier production in pre-production, production, or post-production, the Netherlands can cover your needs regardless of the scale of your production. Mbrella Films can also help your production run easier with our experienced in-house team of producers who have in-depth creative process experience in the film production industry. Continue reading to find out more about cool places to bring your film production to in the Netherlands.
Filming Locations in the Netherlands
Most film productions that come to the Netherlands will have a romantic-comedy or a drama- themed genre. However, the Netherlands is not only limited to accommodating those specific genres, the country contains many sceneries enough to fit any genre of film you can think of. From the canal city of Amsterdam to the more countryside part with farms and windmills like Friesland or even a pier and the oceanview of Urk. The Netherlands can amaze you with all the sceneries you wish to find in one country for one or multiple productions.
This view of the canal never gets old. Many romantic-comedy and drama movies love to bring their productions to Amsterdam because of its famous view. Amsterdam is referred to as the “Venice of the North”, for its large number of canals. Presently, Amsterdam is now designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. “The Fault in Our Stars” was filmed in most parts of Amsterdam. Following that, an action-comedy film starring Ryan Reynold ”The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and many other blockbuster films and series productions were set in Amsterdam.
Not far from the city of Amsterdam, there’s the Haarlem station; a train station in the capital city without an overflow of people in the shot, perfect spot to shoot! A Sequel of a great heist film “Ocean’s Twelve” once used this particular location, the Haarlem Station, in replacement of the Amsterdam Central Station.
Friesland is a province located in the northern part of the Netherlands. This countryside contains many scenes of farms, windmills, and nature. This country was used as a background for the horror movie called “Speak No Devil.”
IJsselmeer is a closed-off inland bay in the central part of the Netherlands. Bordering three provinces of the Netherlands, this precise location was used in many seascape scenes of the movie “Dunkirk” by Christopher Nolan. If your next film has seascapes or ocean scenes but you don’t want to risk taking your production out physically ocean-wide, we would recommend this spot, IJsselmeer.
The pier of Urk has also been used in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” It’s located in the Flevoland province in the central part of the Netherlands which is part of the IJsselmeer. This location would be a great match for any type of film production you want to produce.
Film Equipment and Crew in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has an extensive supply of standardized and specialized equipment available for you to choose from. With top-tier cameras like Arri, REDs, and many more. Whether your project is an action blockbuster-tier production or not, the Netherlands can offer you all you need. In terms of crew, the Netherlands has been home to many blockbuster productions, even productions of big-named directors like Christopher Nolan. So, the crew available locally is reliable and has years of experience working in film production. Mbrella Films can provide you with producers who have over 10 years of experience working in film production. They respond very quickly, act fast, and can guarantee that your film production in the Netherlands will come out how you picture it if not better.
Budget for production in the Netherlands
Our producers with years of experience will break down and make sure you know your line budget from pre to post-production. Feel free to contact us anytime via the form below, if you feel that the Netherlands is going to be your next destination for your film production. Mbrella Films is here to help with all your production needs.