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Magere Brug, Amsterdam

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Bridge Historic Site
One of the most iconic drawbridges in a city of waterways, Magere Brug stretches over the Amstel River to help connect the city. Though the present structure wasn't built until 1934, its white wooden design replicates the historical bridge that proceeded it. Enjoy a stroll over the river and soak up the city center's bustling atmosphere. Use of the bridge is limited to pedestrians and cyclists; it opens several times a day to allow boats through along the river. To visit Magere Brug on your holiday in Amsterdam, and find out what else Amsterdam has to offer, use our Amsterdam vacation planner.
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  • Amsterdam has about 1500 bridges (which is more than Venice), but this is one of the most famous ones and by far my favorite. The iconic Dutch style and the lights that shine on the Amstel river at ni...  more »
  • One of the many bridges of Amsterdam, the longest I think, with different beam bays. At night the light, should be suggestive, but is especially so.
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  • I love coming to this bridge on every visit. It's one of my favorite places to take photos from. It's very picturesque with lovely views and lots of people riding and walking by. This is a wonderful p...  more »
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  • Gorgeous bridge. But to keep it gorgeous, people need to stop hanging their oh so romantic love locks on it. The bridge is ancient as can be and isn't built to handle the weight of your cliche padlocks. To make sure it doesn't collapse, it costs a lot of taxpayer money to have the locks removed (this happens regularly). Please let this bridge last longer than your fleeting cliche padlock romance.
  • Was the Magere Brug Cafe. Lovely food. Good prices. Quick courteous service. Neat inside and outside seating. Booking essential.
  • Amsterdam's iconic wooden bridge. Legend says that when you kiss your loved one either on or underneath the bridge, you'll stay together for a lifetime.
  • Yes, Amsterdam has many wonderful bridges but the Magere Brug ( Skinny Bridge) has to be in the top five! We are lucky enough to live close to it and so we cross it every day. It is lifted regularly to let high boats pass under it and this is always great to see. There are troughs with flowers that can be admired during the day and when lit up at night it's a real spectacle. Standing on the bridge you get a great view of life on and near the Amstel including wonderful houses and the Carre Theatre. Don't miss it or this part of the city.
  • Nice place to get really good images. If you will be creative - you will get them at any season and weather conditions

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