DJ Tiësto and Tour de France
This combined cable-stayed – and bascule bridge, designed by architect Ben van Berkel, connects the north – and south bank of Rotterdam. It is often part of festivities and events. In 2005, it served as a backdrop for a performance by DJ Tiësto, in 2010 it was the official Tour de France starting point. Every New Year’s Eve residents gather around the bridge for a astonishing fireworks show.
Desiderius Erasmus Bridge
The bridge was named after Desiderius Erasmus, a prominent 15th century philosopher, theologian and humanist, born in Rotterdam.