Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam

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With a shape often compared to a swan or a harp, Erasmus Bridge reflects the industrial yet creative character of the city. It stands 139 m (456 ft) tall and 802 m (2,631 ft) long above the Nieuwe Maas River, and connects the north and south sides of the city. Featured in Hollywood movies and seen in the Tour de France, the asymmetrical bridge is an icon of Rotterdam. You can cross by car or bus, or on foot or by bicycle. Stop along the way to observe the panorama of this flat city, dotted with some bulky industrial buildings. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Erasmus Bridge by using our Rotterdam route builder website.
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  • Nice to spend fresh air in the afternoon, we can just walk,run or enjoy bicycle. Even we can ride water taxi or spido 
    Nice to spend fresh air in the afternoon, we can just walk,run or enjoy bicycle. Even we can ride water taxi or spido  more »
  • This elegant bridge is easily recognisable against the Rotterdam skyline and complements the local architecture in this very modern city. We approached it walking along the Maas towards the... 
    This elegant bridge is easily recognisable against the Rotterdam skyline and complements the local architecture in this very modern city. We approached it walking along the Maas towards the...  more »
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  • Beautiful bridge. It looks great in daylight and even better in the night. Must visit if you are in rotterdam! There's multiple restaurants nearby. The best one is N how. It's a restaurant at the top of a skyscraper and gives you a panoramic view of the bridge
  • Quite crowded during peak hours. Constructed to facilitate the orchestration of traffic flows, the bridge design is inspired by, and in turn reflects, the industrial character of Rotterdam, adding to the narrative of the city. The right side is more scenic. The bridge operates as the last crossing point between the Northern and Southern areas of the city, whilst its structural scale and design articulation has become a distinctive landmark within the surrounding skyline.

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