Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam


The ‘Erasmusbrug’ (Erasmus Bridge) is one of the icons of Rotterdam. One of Holland’s most famous bridges, it was officially opened by Queen Beatrix in 1996 as an important connection between the Northern and Southern parts of Rotterdam.

Facts of the Bridge

Ben van created this characteristic bridge. The bridge is 800 meters long and has a 139 meter high pylon which is fastened by 32 stays. The bridge is also known as ‘The Swan’.

Events at the Erasmus Bridge

The Erasmus Bridge has been the center of many spectacles, such as Hollywood movies, Red Bull Air Races, dance events and the start of the 2010 Tour de France. Who knows what might be happening when you visit the enormous bridge in Rotterdam.

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