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De Hef

Koningshaven | Koningshaven/ Nordereiland, 3071 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Railway bridge

One of the iconic structures in Rotterdam, albeit not used anymore. Was a railway bridge connecting... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Vladimir1998
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dutch industrial heritage

In 1927 this bridge replaced the old "draaibrug" dated from 1873. At the time De Hef was an... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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31 Oct 2017
“Railway bridge”
14 Oct 2017
“Dutch industrial heritage”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Koningshaven | Koningshaven/ Nordereiland, 3071 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

One of the iconic structures in Rotterdam, albeit not used anymore. Was a railway bridge connecting Noordereiland to the south of the city. Although not a huge tourist thing, it's a great addition to the Rotterdam skyline.

Thank Vladimir1998
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

In 1927 this bridge replaced the old "draaibrug" dated from 1873. At the time De Hef was an innovation of importance. The new mechanism involving counterweights lifting the whole railed bridge part proved to be more efficient and faster. Joris Ivens who later became famous...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This bridge isn't used anymore. But this monument that was build in the 19th century is worth a visit. You can admire it from different places in the city.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Some landmarks and sky line definers are so crucial to the identity of a city, that we can't let go and can't allow that that object will be demolished. This is the case of the obsolete railway bridge "De Hef" over the Koningshaven, between the...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

This prix fixe gourmet dining experience was fabulous value and a charming little restaurant (maybe 20ish seats?) just a quick walk from our hotel (Pincoffs). The 4 course menu was just 35 euros which considering the quality and creativity of the food seemed extremely reasonable...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

This used to be the bridge where the trains entered the city centre from the south. Situated beneath the form "Maasbrug" once the scene of bitter fighting by the heroic Rotterdam Marines defending the city against the German army until the bombings wiped out the...More

Thank DiscyDick
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Now out of use, but still a typical landmark in Rotterdam. Trains used to cross this bridge before they built a train tunnel under the river. It has a very industrial design.

Thank JesperB_nl
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