Southeastern Flevoland as viewed from the air. The Hollandse Brug can be seen in the lower left.
|Crosses||Gooimeer and IJmeer|
The Hollandse Brug is a bridge which crosses the Gooimeer and the IJmeer in the Netherlands. The bridge carries both the Flevolijn heavy rail railway and the A6 motorway, plus a cycleway and footway.
History and importance
The bridge opened in June 4, 1969 and, since then, has been the main link between the Randstad (the conurbanation including Amsterdam, 's-Gravenhage and Rotterdam) and the province of Flevoland, including its two largest cities Almere and Lelystad. In 1987, the bridge carrying the Flevolijn railway between Weesp and Almere Buiten was opened adjacent to the Hollandse Brug.
- Stadsarchief Almere. "Brug tussen oud en nieuw" (in Dutch). Geheugen van Almere. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
- The Hollandse Brug forms the border between the Gooimeer and the IJmeer. The Gooimeer is defined as the water between the bridge and the next major bridge further south, the Stichtse Brug; the IJmeer's reach is defined as the water northwest of the Hollandse Brug.
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