Bridge 150


Bridge 150. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (Luke Walker)


Official nameRotterdammerbrug
Official numberBRU0150
Running alongEerste Marnixplantsoen
Running overSingelgracht
Owner/operatorDienst Binnenstad


Located in the northwestern part of Amsterdam’s historic canal ring, Rotterdammerbrug connects the Jordaan with Frederik Hendrikbuurt in the city’s burgeoning Westerpark district.

Spanning the Singelgracht and linking the Nassaukade with Marnixkade and Marnixstraat, Bridge 150 is an integral part of the Eerste Marnixplantsoen¹ recreational area – one of 26 areas along the canal to retain the shape of the original stronghold that once stood here.

Bridge 150. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (Luke Walker)

The arrow at the top left of this plaque, which is located near Bridge 150, indicates the position of the original ‘bolwerk’ among Amsterdam’s network of perimeter strongholds

Set in an expansive green space, the recreational area now hosts a children’s park, a ball court, granite chess benches and a modern skate pool.

Bridge 150. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (Luke Walker)

Eerste Marnixplantsoen

The current Bridge 150 has stood at this location since 1950. However, the original bridge, which was installed in 1880, was purchased from and eventually returned to Rotterdam, as barely any waterborne vessel could pass.

This is the last bridge at the northern end of Nassaukade before the Netherlands’ Staande Mast Route² is reached.

¹ Eerste Marnixplantsoen was originally the site of Amsterdam’s North Cemetery.
² For more information on the Netherlands’ Standing Mast Route, see Bridge 155.
Bridge 150. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (Luke Walker)