Magere Brug, Amsterdam

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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. Planning Amsterdam trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The bridge is the most iconic one of Amsterdam . The city has more than 1400 bridges. It is made of wood and it is very old. It crosses the Amstel and it is located in a very nice area of the city. I ...  more »
  • Beautifully lit, nice vieuw from the water. Cruising through the canals of Amsterdam, everyone must have once experienced.
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  • Thin bridges across the Amstel River are the most famous bridge girders in the Amsterdam canal, and the white bridges, the Open River design, and the unique styling, are easily recognizable. Unfortunately, time is not enough to look at this famous bridge from the light boat.
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  • Heavily crowded during pride. Enjoy the party. Always good for a nice picture. Ask other tourists to do a picture of you.
  • Went past on our cycle tour and beautiful bridge. Would recommend going at night went lit up....stunning!
  • Cool location for pictures in central Amsterdam. Be aware of the bikes speeding past you!
  • Great place and historical monument of Amsterdam...appear in many movies including James Bond Sean Connery movies... Best pictures are at night though
  • The Magere Brug translates to "Skinny Bridge". It's a bridge over the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The central section of the Magere Brug is a bascule bridge made of white-painted wood. The present bridge was built in 1934.

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