Crooswijk is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Crooswijk lies between Oude Noorden and Centrum. Crooswijk was once known for its Marines barracks. Many streets bear witness to a military history of the Marine Corps: Tamboerstraat, Schuttersveld, Vaandrigstraat. Crooswijk has an industrial past. Jamin, Heineken Brewery and many abattoirs were established there; these industries have given way to housing. On the Crooswijksesingel is only the monumental building of Heineken still standing. Crooswijk is one of the original people's neighborhoods of Rotterdam and the district is associated with the'real' Rotterdammer; the Crooswijk is sometimes called: "The poorest part of the Netherlands", or: "The poorest part of Rotterdam". This is. Crooswijkers seek their recreation at the nearby Kralingse bos. Crooswijk has become a borough together with Kralingen. With around 52,000 inhabitants Kralingen-Crooswijk is a medium district. Crooswijk
Charlois is a neighbourhood of the Dutch city of Rotterdam. It is located on the south bank of the Meuse River. Charlois used to be a separate village. Charlois used to have an airport. Waalhaven airport as it was called, was the second civilian airport in service in the Netherlands after Schiphol during the period from 1920 to 1940; the airport was destroyed by the Dutch army so it would not get in the hands of the invading German Wehrmacht during World War II. Leo Beenhakker
A COROP region is a regional area within the Netherlands. These regions are used for analytical purposes among others, Statistics Netherlands; the Dutch abbreviation stands for Coördinatiecommissie Regionaal Onderzoeksprogramma the Coordination Commission Regional Research Programme. Indeling van Nederland in 40 COROP-gebieden per 01-01-2017, website CBS COROP-indeling per 01-01-2012, website CBS COROP-indeling per 01-01-2012, website CBS
Kleiwegkwartier is a neighbourhood quarter in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is in the southern part of Hillegersberg with origins dating from the early 1600s; the Kleiwegkwartier is located just north of the A20 autoroute and is part of Rotterdam's Hillegersberg-Schiebroek district. The district belonged to the municipalities of Hillegersberg and Schiebroek until they were annexed by Rotterdam in 1941; the area now makes part of Rotterdam's Hillegersberg-Zuid district. The area owes its name to the main road that runs centrally through its neighbourhood; the Kleiweg served as the main connection between Rotterdam and Overschie where it crossed old creek bridges over the Rivers Schie and Rotte. The road's early existence is documented on an area map dated 1611. Over time the road became lined by farms and businesses -- with major residential development occurring in the Kleiwegkwartier during the 1930s; the area's railway station and Bergse Achterplas had been established by that time. The Kleiwegkwartier a mixed-use neighbourhood close to the centre of Rotterdam.
It "mostly escaped wartime bombing, leaving its residential streets intact." Many of its streets are now tree lined. The houses north of the Kleiweg close to the Plassen|Bergse Achterplas lake, tend to be larger and more luxurious than the houses on its southern side. Light industry and tram depots are located in the southern part of the neighbourhood, its most western section,near the Overschiese Kleiweg, still retains characteristics of the area's rural origins. The Sint Franciscus Gasthuis is located on the south-western edge of Kleiwegkwartier; the neighbourhood benefits from good communication links with Rotterdam International airport, two railways stations, a tram and bus line and the A20 Autoroute all lying in close proximity. The shops on the Kleiweg make part of one of the Hillegersberg area's three shopping centres
Overschie is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, Netherlands a separate village with its own municipality. The village of Overschie was located on the intersection of four rivers called "Schie": the Delftsche Schie, Schiedamsche Schie, Delfshavensche Schie, Rotterdamsche Schie, it was a separate municipality between 1941, when it merged with Rotterdam. After the Second World War, the construction of a large suburb was begun southeast of the village. "Overschie" is now the name of a deelgemeente of the city of Rotterdam, covering the former village, the neighborhood Overschie and the countryside to the north including the hamlet Zweth
Kralingen-Crooswijk is a township of the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is located at the immediate east of the city's centre; as of 2005 it has a territory of about 1,286 ha. It consists of the two boroughs Kralingen and Crooswijk, the former being a village itself until it was incorporated in the city of Rotterdam in the late 19th century. Kralingen-Crooswijk is home to the football club Excelsior Rotterdam and the economics and social studies faculties of the Erasmus University are located within its borders, it is linked to the city centre by the Caland Metroline, as well as several Rotterdam tram and bus lines. On the northern side of the municipality is located Het Kralingse Bos, a large park surrounding an artificial lake. Many inhabitants of the city use this park for sport. On the eastern side the ultra modern company complex Brainpark can be found. Crooswijk and Kralingen were two different districts. Crooswijk being in the north/centre of Rotterdam and Kralingen being more on the east side.
Satellite image of Kralingen-Crooswijk Information municipality Kralingen-Crooswijk Community site about Kralingen
Erasmusbrug is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge in the centre of Rotterdam, connecting the north and south parts of this city, second largest in the Netherlands. The bridge was named after Desiderius Erasmus, a prominent Christian renaissance humanist known as Erasmus of Rotterdam; the 802-metre-long bridge across the New Meuse was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The cable-stayed bridge section has a single 139-metre-high asymmetrical pale blue pylon with a prominent horizontal base, earning the bridge its nickname "The Swan"; the southernmost span of the bridge has an 89-metre-long bascule bridge for ships that cannot pass under the bridge. The bascule bridge is the largest and heaviest in Western Europe and has the largest panel of its type in the world. After costing more than 165 million Euros to construct, the bridge was opened by Queen Beatrix on September 6, 1996. Shortly after the bridge opened to traffic in October 1996, it was discovered the bridge would swing under strong wind conditions.
To reduce the trembling, stronger shock dampers were installed. The bridge featured in the 1998 Jackie Chan film Who Am I?. In 2005, several planes flew underneath the bridge as part of the "Red Bull Air Race"; the bridge is part of The World Port Days in Rotterdam. In 2005, the bridge served as the backdrop for a performance by DJ Tiësto titled "Tiësto @ The Bridge, Rotterdam"; the performance featured fire-fighting ships spraying jets of water into the air in front of the bridge, a fireworks barge launching fireworks beside the bridge, multi colored spot/search lights attached to the bridge itself. The bridge was crossed during the opening stage of the 2010 Tour de France. Erasmus Bridge at Structurae Erasmus bridge on bridge-info.org Erasmusbrug Youtube 2014 New Year Eve Firework from Erasmus Bridge