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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  • The bridge is not too long for pedestrians. You quickly reach the other side. The bridge will drive booted up at one end even though a lot of traffic, trams and bicycles over it.
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  • Not worth a special trip, interesting, a guide could probably work up a good 5 min. discussion w/o any problem.  more »
  • During our two day tour of Rotterdam Port, we had to cross this bridge numerois times. Though short, it's one of those bridges of the modern era: clean, striking lines, made to grace the skyline, not ...  more »

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Rotterdam offers comfortable lodgings for every budget, from neat little rooms in youth hostels to luxurious suites in boutique hotels. The city's centrally located establishments offer five-star service and easy access to outstanding museums, theaters, restaurants, and bars. The well-connected area near the central train station draws backpackers with its good-value hostels, many of which offer bicycles for rent. For another affordable option near Rotterdam's main attractions, check out the city's riverfront guesthouses, which provide private parking, laundry facilities, and secure luggage storage.
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