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Magere Brug

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Address: Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Description: Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
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really nice

The Magere Brug is a really nice tourist attraction. In the evenings, when it is dark it has a lot of beautiful little lights. Than it`s quite romantic to stay there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Bad Uberkingen, Germany

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We got a view of the Brug during our Canal Cruise ride. This is definitely not a must visit but is a pretty bridge. The sight of the bridge opening or closing to accommodate big boats or pedestrians to cross is a beautiful sight. The view of the bridge from the boat was also delightful, since the water and boats... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You haven't experienced Amsterdam and its beauty of the canals and bridges until you've visited and walked over the Magere Brug. We walked here around sunset, and it's such a beautiful sight. While we were here, we had the opportunity to see the crossing signs come down because a boat wanted to pass through. There was someone who manually raised... More 

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Carmel, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Magere Brug can easily be overlooked if you're not specifically looking for it - best seen at night when it is lit up it is a charming and iconic site of Amsterdam.

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Bad Uberkingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Magere Brug is a really nice tourist attraction. In the evenings, when it is dark it has a lot of beautiful little lights. Than it`s quite romantic to stay there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Magere Brug is one of the prettiest bridges in Amsterdam, it crosses over the Amstel and is only for the use of pedestrians and cyclists. Known as the 'skinny bridge' it is no more, the original bridge built in the 1690s was apparently very narrow, over time the bridge has been replaced many times. It was a pleasure to stop... More 

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

One of the most popular bridges. Very popular to take selfis at he he Interesting when it goes up and down

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Its one of the top 10 attractions in Amsterdam. Great to watch during night bcoz of its lighting. One of the must watch destinations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We viewed this famous skinny bridge during our canal cruise. It lies across the River Amstel and opposite the Carre Theatre. The original skinny bridge was replaced by a wider bridge in 1871 so it is skinny no more. Still interesting to hear the story surrounding it and to take some photos.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is one of Amsterdam’s most iconic drawbridges. Featured in many films, the white-coated bridge is easily recognisable.There are more than 1,500 bridges in Amsterdam. The many canals and waterways make bridges a necessity and during the day they are beautiful, but at night some are elevated further with dazzling illumination adding to the charm. Head over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The story here is that the original predecessor of this bridge was built about 350 years ago by the two Magere sisters who lived on opposite sides of the river and, in order to visit each other, had to go all the way to the Blaubrugge at Waterlooplein to cross. They commissioned the original bridge to shorten the travel time... More 

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