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Magere Brug

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River

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The skinny Bridge

It is a pleasure to see different parts of this beautiful, lit and lively city. So this bridge is one of them, should you be around have a look will not be disappointed

Reviewed 15 November 2016
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

What a great little bridge . It is a great spot to just take in the beauty of the many boats passing through.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is a pleasure to see different parts of this beautiful, lit and lively city. So this bridge is one of them, should you be around have a look will not be disappointed

Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is a simple yet popular bascule bridge crossing the Amstel River in Amsterdam just south of the Hermitage Museum, between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals. Historically there has been a bridge crossing at this location since the 1690s. The bridge name derives from narrow width of the structure built at that time. That bridge has been... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Magere Brug and surroundings have some stunning views. TIP: For and extra special look try photographing the area at night. the lights are amazing

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Thus is a place not to skip. Beautiful surroundingsike houses, canals, boats and ofcourse the bridge. It looks good on every picture. A must see!

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This bridge was pointed out on all of our canal boat trips and stories about it we mentioned. It was very cool on how this special bridge works.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Such a unique and fun bridge to find and cross. Usually crowded with people doing selfies. During the day it is fun to check out but at night it is quite spectacular. The lights make this a special picture.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's a generic tourist spot, and like most bridges, it's interesting - but mostly only in a way that Amsterdam's full of little bridges and that's its one of main charms. If checking out main tourist attractions is your thing then go for it, otherwise do something else.

Thank Eugenie K
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Magere Brug is one of many beautful bridges of Amsterdam. The lighting does add quite a lot of character to the canals at night. This bridge offers a lovely view of Amsterdam and its canal houses.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Amsterdam has 1280 bridges according to the Guidebooks for 100km of canals yet this is the iconic one for romantics.It is narrow and used by cyclists and pedestrians.Everyone takes a photo beside it.My generation remember it in a James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever".It is fun to see the drawbridge going up.The myth about the bridge is just that but... More 

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