The street name committee was created in 1941 in order to be able to advise the Municipal Executive in matters of assigning street names. Sub-municipalities and citizens make requests for streets to be named and the mandated alderman (Ports, Finances, Public Spaces and Organisation) takes the decision.
The street name committee consists of official and co-opted members, which ensures the quality and objectivity of the recommendations for street names.
The street name committee meets four times per year in order to deal with requests that have come in. When making recommendations, the committee employs a number of guidelines:
New street names are published in the Municipal Gazette [Gemeenteblad]. These are available for viewing on working days from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Administrative Information and Documentation Centre of Rotterdam [Kenniscentrum Bestuursdienst Rotterdam] (KBR), Coolsingel 40, Room 314.
Information about the history and meaning behind street names can be found on the street name database.
If you have any queries about street names and the process of assigning street names, please contact the secretary of the street name committee.