Rotterdam was a pioneering city during the early days of jazz. New musical influences and American artistes arrived first in the Port of Rotterdam.
Erasmus (1466-1536) was a priest, theolog, filosof, writera and humanist. His ideas are mainly about the formation of humans in the field of language, behaviour and faith. By dint of his books Erasmus became an international famous notionalist – and with that a worldwide icon of Rotterdam. This Erasmusroute brings you to places wich remind us o Erasmus and his ideas. In our city you can find a lot of memories and tributes to Erasmus. Think about the Erasmusbridge, the Erasmus MC and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. But there is more, much more!