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Magere Brug

Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
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“skinny bridge” (17 reviews)
“amstel river” (12 reviews)
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Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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"skinny bridge"
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"amstel river"
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"original bridge"
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"beautiful bridge"
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"pretty bridge"
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"beautiful sight"
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"bridge opens"
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"dutch style"
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"beautiful at night"
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"canal boat"
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"take photos"
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"illuminated"
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"iconic"
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"cyclists"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your wandering around this part of town then this bridge that is located by Prinsengracht and Herengracht the Magere Brug ( Skinny Bridge ) that crosses the River Amstel is a wonderful bridge that is most defenetly well worth checking out . It's a...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We crossed the bridge to get to the other side of the Amstel. Quaint as made of wood with a lot of history but not outstanding.

Thank Millymolly77
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

I just can't understand why so many reviewers are calling this narrow pedestrian bridge, "iconic" because it isn't. Yes, it does span the Amstel and has very good views of say the Hermitage & the city but it is pretty basic.

Thank david n
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) spans the Amstel in Amsterdam, and was amongst one of our favourite bridges to visit. The first bridge was built in 1691. Over the years replacement bridges were built at the site, and the current one dates from 1934. It's...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The famous skinny bridge across the river Amstel and opposite of the Carré theatre, is an Old Dutch design wooden bridge known as a double-swipe (balanced) bridge. Tradition relates that the bridge was named after the sisters Mager, who were supposed to live on opposite...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Amsterdam has so many wonderful places to visit, the "Magere Brug" (aka: The Skinny Bridge) frequently is missed unless you take a canal tour by boat. The "Skinny Bridge" is a small bit of history. The history/folk lore is that there were two widows (family...More

Thank mcarr0ll27
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

As some people say, there is no much to see here, and I think that is true in one way. As a site the bridge is not overly spectacular. However, as an enduring symbol of history, it does stand out. It is over 350 year...More

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Skinny, meager or 'mager' in Dutch it used to be called because even in the old days it was a narrow bridge, just wide enough for 17th century carriages. Ever since the bridge was built (1691), rebuilt (1871, 1934) and restored (1969, 2010) it has...More

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Being the oldest swing bridge of Amsterdam, it's an important landmark of the city and you can even clearly see it at night as it's well illuminated ans many bridges are. It's located on the the Amstel channel, between Waterloo square and theater Carre.

Thank Lotfi M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

It is no longer skinny but interesting nonetheless. One of many bridges that crisscross the Amstel. This one provides one of the best views.

Thank ZenHealer7
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laurajar96
27 November 2017|
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Response from Lotfi M | Reviewed this property |
I've just googled it for you as I was not sure. here is what i found, it looks like there are 2 locations: - Staalmeestersbrug, the bridge that crosses the Groenburgwal. A very popular photo location, with the beautiful... More
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Doreen W
21 November 2017|
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Response from Rutgerek | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you start. If you take the Waterlooplein square as starting point, then it's about 10 to 15 minutes walking to Magere Brug. Same from Rembrandtplein. Starting from Central Station it will be a half an hour... More
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