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Magere Brug, Amsterdam
(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Drawbridge in amsterdam on the river. I prefer the classic red brick bridges of the city. Evening definitely enlightened makes another effect.
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  • 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. Histor...  more »
  • My path led me naturally to the meager Brug. Very nice to see she's already! From every direction, photos are shot here.
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  • gezellige kroeg, goede uitsmijter, altijd plek
  • It's worth the hype! The menu is limited, but the quality of the food makes up for it. Nice view of the Amstel river and the "Skinny Bridge" that gives this cafe its name.
  • Great spot to hang outside in the sun and cute setting indoors too - friendly staff, great snack food and meals... Easily becomes your "local" if you live in the area!
  • Leuk Cafe, met een lekkere daghap!
  • A cozy cafe with a great little terrace overviewing the Magere Brugg, one of the most known sights in Amsterdam. This bar has an interesting function: If you get there in early evening, it will most likely be packed. But if you get there around 8PM, it will be almost empty. It will then fill up again once the performances in the nearby theatre, Carre, are over, mostly around 10PM. It's mostly locals coming here, and all of them are really nice!