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From November 14 to 19, eyes will be on the Drechtsteden. The Drierivierenpunt and four bridges over the major rivers will be sensationally illuminated. Each with their own story and with super-efficient light. At the places that literally connect the region. A true light spectacle.


From these locations, huge beams of light are waving that can be seen for miles around. And each telling its own story about that specific spot, about the beauty and strength of the region. Because everyone agrees that the region deserves this spotlight.




More than six hundred years ago, the Sint Elisabethsvloed flooded Dordrecht. To commemorate this, four bridges in the region and the Drierivierenpunt will display a fairy light show for almost a week.

The Drierivierenpunt and four bridges across the great rivers will be sensationally illuminated. Each with its own story and with super-efficient bulbs. The large beams of light tell a story from the bridges between Papendrecht, Sliedrecht, Zwijndrecht and Dordrecht and from the bridge De Noord. The central centerpiece is a special light ballet on the Drierivierenpunt. In short, a beautiful light show for viewers.

The light show can be seen on the following date and times:

Monday, November 14 from 20h30 to 23h00;
Tuesday, November 15 to Saturday, November 19, daily from 18h00 to 23h00.




The concept behind the three-river point is to show the cooperation between the different Drechtsteden. They need and strengthen each other. Lights have been placed on the three opposite banks of the three-river point. On the bank in Dordrecht, the first lamp goes on. This symbolizes the pioneering role of Dordrecht. This searchlight seeks contact with the opposite banks, with Papendrecht and Zwijndrecht (and symbolically, of course, with the other municipalities that make up the Drechtsteden) and there, too, a lamp will successively go on. Then, on each bank, more and more lamps are added, seeking contact with each other. This eventually results in a fairy-like light show that symbolizes the cooperation and connectedness of the Drechtsteden. Together we are strong, we need each other and pull together.




In Papendrecht, Fokker once started developing aircraft based on water. This resulted in seaplanes, which can take off from the water and also land on it. From this came a large aviation industry, which is enormously important in Papendrecht.

We are going to give this bridge wings with lights on two sides, so to speak, so that the bridge will optically fly.




Zwijndrecht is known as the city of inland navigation, of skippers, who live and work on and with the water.

On 1 side of the bridge on the 2 pillars lights are placed whose back and forth rays symbolize the swaying water on which the ships of Zwijndrecht sail.




The story of Kinderdijk has parallels with the biblical story of Moses in the wicker basket.

During the flood, a baby in a wicker basket floated away. A cat jumped on the basket and balanced it, saving the baby. On the spot where the basket with the baby came ashore, Kinderdijk was formed.

The slowly moving rays of light shining up on either side of this bridge, slowly moving a little to the right and then again to the left, symbolize the floating cradle gently bobbing back and forth on the water.




Before the Elisabeth Flood, Sliedrecht was on the other side of the river. The natural force of the water caused the village to be on the other side of the water after the flood.

With the lights that we place on both sides of this bridge we are going to make a movement from one side of the river to the other to symbolize where Sliedrecht came from and where it went to.