Located over the Nieuwe Maas, which is a tributary of the Rhine River, the Van Brienenoord bridge is open to both vehicles as well as bicycles. Travelers staying at the discount hotels in Rotterdam near the Van Brienenoord bridge will typically have the opportunity to see the bascule bridges in action, which require that the traffic be stopped to let taller vessels through. The bridge itself is made up to two parallel, slightly different width arches for a total length of 1320 meters.
Budget hotels in Rotterdam near the Van Brienenoord bridge also provide a great view of the river, the ships and boats, as well as the opposite section of the city. The first section of the bridge, the eastern section, was built in 1960 with the wider western section completed in 1990 to accommodate an increasingly heavy traffic flow. It is estimated that over a quarter of a million vehicles cross these bridges every day, making them an essential part of the city.