Now, obviously us born in Rotterdam have known for some time that Rotterdam is great, but it's nice to know that others recognise this as well.
So, to celebrate, I have asked Viggo for his opinion on this wonderful achievement.
Q: Viggo, so nice of you to grant us this interview, it being a Sunday and raining as well.
V: Always happy to oblige, for my fans.
Q: Can I ask you what your first thought was when you heard about this celebratory fact about Rotterdam?
V: My first thought? Hm... Couldn't care less.
Q:Aren't you the tiniest bit proud that the city that spawned your woman won?
V: 'Spawned'? Are you a tadpole?
Q: Viggo, don't be like that, please!
V: Oh, alright then. Well. I must admit that I do admire my predecessor, the red cat Peter. The way he watched over your birthing... that was classy. I don't now if I could face that scene; a red squealing smelly baby dropping out of a woman 1 foot away... I'm told he kept his cool admirably, didn't move a whisker. And I know he lived in Blijdorp for years, which is Rotterdam I suppose. It's a pity he has been dead for the last 53 years, it would have been nice to hunt together.
Q: I'm sure. Rotterdam?
V: Oh, yeah, certainly. Rotterdam... Rotterdam... You know, I'm totally blank.
Q: The Euromast, The Erasmusbrug, the Kop van Zuid, the Markthal, the...
V: Enough! You sound like a Tourism Board Advertisement.
Q: Schmidt Zeevis, Andalus Vis...
V: Ah...that's more interesting. But I'm not really into eating the stuff, sorry.
Q: Anything to say about Rotterdam, anything at all?
V: To tell you the truth, nope. But you can post that selfie I took today.
Q: Already did, it's at the top of this page.
V: Right. Well, you can post the full length ones in the windowsill then, they came out quite well, I think. Pity about those ridiculous African birds.