12 Bridges to Explore in Netherlands

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Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

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Bridges to Explore in Netherlands

De Oversteek

The Crossing , also called City Bridge, is a bridge for car traffic over the Waal, in Nijmegen. The road over the bridge has been named General James Gavinsingel since 2016. The river crossing was opened in November 2013 and is located west of the two existing Nijmegen bridges. On the south side, the bridge connects to the Verlengde Energieweg, on the north side to the Graaf Alardsingel.


This is the second bridge over the Nieuwe Maas in the center of the Dutch city of Rotterdam . He is named after the Dutch priest and humanist Erasmus . The bridge connects the Kop van Zuid district with the center on the north side of the river.The 284-metre-long cable- stayed bridge has a 139-metre high angled asymmetric steel pylon. This is why the bridge is nicknamed "The Swan". Between the Kop van Zuid and the pylon there is an 89 meter long bascule bridge for ships.


The Julianabrug in Groningen is a bridge over the Noord-Willemskanaal right next to the Julianaplein junction , part of the N7 . Directly south of the bridge is the boathouse of the General Groninger Student Rowing Association Gyas . The bridge was opened at the same time as the Groningen Ring between Paterswoldseweg and the former Europaplein junction .

Moses Bridge

The West Brabant Water Line is a defence-line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas in the south-west of the Netherlands. It dates from the 17th century but fell into disrepair in the 19th century.The bridge lies like a trench in the fortress and the moat, shaped to blend in with the outlines of the landscape. The bridge can’t be seen from a distance because the ground and the water come all the way up to its edge.

Nijmegen railway bridge

The Nijmegen railway bridge is a Truss bridge spanning the River Waal, connecting the city of Nijmegen to the town of Lent in the Netherlands.

Sint Servaasbrug

The Sint Servaasbrug, is a 13th-century stone arch bridge over the river Maas in the Dutch city ​​of Maastricht . The bridge is named after the 4th-century bishop of Maastricht, Sint-Servaas , but did not get its current name until 1932; before that it was just 'the bridge', officially Maasbrug. The Sint Servaas Bridge is considered the oldest bridge in the Netherlands and an icon of the city of Maastricht. The building is a national monument.

Skinny Bridge

The famous skinny bridge across the river Amstel and opposite of the Carré theatre, is an Old Dutch design wooden bridge known as a double-swipe bridge. Use of the bridge has been limited to pedestrians and cyclists since 2003. The centre-part is opened many times, daily, in order to let river traffic pass. The sightseeing tour boats are low enough to pass underneath the bridge when closed. The bridge is decorated with 1,200 light bulbs which are turned on in the evening.

Slauerhoffbrug (Flying Drawbridge)

The Slauerhoffbrug is a fully automatic bascule bridge in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. It is a road bridge that carries the Slauerhoffweg over the Harlingervaart. The bridge uses two arms to swing a section of road in and out of place. This movable bridge is also known as the “Slauerhoffbrug ‘Flying’ Drawbridge”. One of the main designers is Emile Asari. A tail bridge can quickly and efficiently be raised and lowered from one pylon.


The monumental drawbridge is located between the Schuttevaerstraat and the Kastanjelaan over the Hoogeveensche Vaart. The bridge is referred to as Sluisbrug because of its location and relationship with the lock, which is also worth protecting.

Van Ketwich Verschuurbrug

The Van Ketwich Verschuurbrug is a vertical lift bridge in the city of Groningen over the Noord-Willemskanaal. The bridge is located where the Van Ketwich Verschuurlaan changes into the Laan Corpus den Hoorn and is the southernmost bridge over the Noord-Willemskanaal in the municipality of Groningen. This bridge, together with the Van Iddekinge bridge, forms the connection between the De Wijert and Corpus den Hoorn districts.


The Waalbrug is an arch bridge over the Waal River in Nijmegen, Gelderland, the Netherlands. The full length of the Waalbrug is 604 metres, the middle of the arch being about 65 metres. Unlike many other bridges from the same period and with the same construction, like the IJsselbrug near Zwolle, the Graafsebrug and the bridge near Arnhem, the Waalbrug is an arch bridge in the literal sense: all forces truly work on the two pylons.


The Walfridus Bridge is a railway bridge north of Groningen over the Van Starkenborgh Canal and the N361 for the Groningen - Delfzijl railway line . The current bridge was built in 2003 and replaced a bridge from 1932. This bridge is double track and also has a cycle path.The bridge is named after Saint Walfrid. The bridge was built in Belgium by the steel builder Victor Buyck Steel Construction from Eeklo.

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