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Magere Brug

Address: Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
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Ranked #87 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
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Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River

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Dundee, Scotland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

"It is said that kissing on the bridge will ensure you will stay together forever." This was what our cruise captain said to us and, although its not the most amazing looking bridge in the world, you can't not do it when on a holiday with the other half right? So yes, a quick kiss under the bridge did happen... More 

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manchester
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178 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

so am not sure what is so "romantic" about this pretty ordinary bridge. Perhaps I should go at night but again I wouldn't travel specially to see it.

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Amsterdam
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310 reviews 310 reviews
228 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Twice a day I see this bridge from the tram. It's nice to see it from a far, mostly in the evening when the lights are on. There are some stories about where the name "Mager"(skinny) came from. One of them is about 2 sisters, one lived at one side of the river and the other one lived on the... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I know this is not for everyone, but I love to watch as the traditional draw-bridge opens, I believe every 20 minutes or so. This is not the original bridge that was built in 1670, but I don't think it has changed much as it looks like original double-leaf Dutch style. Enjoyable place to get a breath of resh air,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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155 reviews 155 reviews
99 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of Amsterdam's famous landmarks that provides a neat photo op day or night. I would call it part of the Amsterdam experience and the Magere Brug is part of a route that I use most everytime I visit Amsterdam.

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Long Island, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Personally, I don't understand the hype about this bridge. It's an interesting site for a few seconds. Will not be one of my more memorable experiences in this amazingly interesting and beautiful city.

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Bloemfontein
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33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

... whether you view it from afar, or view the river and the canals from it. The bridge after which our favourite Amsterdam hotel (The Bridge Hotel) further down the street is called. Also good vantage point for viewing water pageants (provided you get there early enough).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Magere Brug is one of several bridges that are lit up at night. A walk around the neighborhood, along the Amstel and over a couple of blocks to the Reguliersgracht is very pleasant. There are a lot of great restaurants on nearby Utrechtsestraat, so for an enjoyable evening, head over there for dinner and have a leisurely stroll around... More 

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is one of my every time in Amsterdam photo ops. The pics and view are nicest at night (I think) but good during daylight as well. We biked over the bridge before taking our day time pics then that same night went back for our night shots. It’s worth the time for a few photos.

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Barueri, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Nice place and beautiful bridge. Perfect spot to take a Hermitage picture or even to stop and relax.

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