H&W Company Productions
H&W Company

Amsterdam via Amsterdam
Available 2004
Scenario and directors Rogier van Eck and Rob Rombout


A road movie from the Dutch capital Amsterdam towards two homonymous islands. One is integrated in the French Austral and Antarctic Lands, the other is part of the Norwegian Spitsberg archipelago, in the glacial Arctic Ocean. Two film-makers, Rob Rombout and Rogier van Eck, followed the footsteps of two illustrious 16th-century Dutch navigators : Willem Barentsz and Cornelis de Houtman who left Amsterdam to open the routes to the spices islands.


Coproduction R & R / Centre de l’audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA) / RTBF / Image Création
Production R & R
Distribution /sales H & W Company
Length 80'
Format Digibeta, stereo, 16/9
Language versions French, English, Dutch and Arabic subtitles
Broadcast RTBF, TV5 International
Award "Best Foreign Film" op het " Route 66 Film Festival", Springfield, USA, september 2005
Festival nominations

Filmfestival Saracuse USA, April 2006

39th Worldfest Independant Film Festival in Houston USA, April 2006


Harbour Festival IJmuiden

25 and 26 August 2006

DVD for sale Via H & W Company( € 15)
Support of Studio l'Équipe & Triangle 7 (Brussels)

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts