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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this bridge open to let a boat pass under which is apparently quite unusual. We also saw it closed and walked across it. It is different from the standard bridges and worth seeing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tinylass
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Worth seeing, mainly at night. It is typical for Amsterdam to have bridges but this one is one of a kind.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Veronika D
Reviewed July 31, 2019

The Magere Brug, also known as the Skinny Bridge is a bridge over the river Amstel connecting the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht and famously features in the James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever. The centre of the bridge features two drawbridges that can be raised to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

We recently walked over Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) which crosses the Amstel River just south of the Hermitage Museum and Blue Bridge (Blauwbrug). There have been bridge crossings at this location since the late 17th century. The name Skinny Bridge is apparently from that time...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BradJill
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

For some nice views, without worrying about cars, stop and check out the skinny bridge-the only pedestrian only bridge in all of the city. The bridge is pretty, and offers good views all around. Doesn't take much time, but still a good place to soak...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank izzyalberson
Reviewed May 22, 2019

This old fashioned white, narrow drawbridge captures most tourist's attention when they see it because of its unique appearance. This pedestrian bridge, also known as the Skinny bridge, is situated in the middle of a multiple arched bridge on the Amstel river. Its wooden arms...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed May 21, 2019

The common name for this bridge is "The Skinny Bridge". The original bridge was paid for by two sisters who lived on opposite sides of the river but the current bridge was erected in 1969.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank casswife
Reviewed May 6, 2019

This bridge is believed to be built by two sisters, who lived on the other side of the river and needed connection. It is must see.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Babarar7
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Yes, it's a nice bridge, but Amsterdam is full of nice bridges. I think that this one is so well known because all of the canal cruises take you to it and tell you that it is the only wooden bridge (it isn't) and that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed April 18, 2019

Magere Brug or Skinny Bridge is famous for tourists. However it is only one of the many wooden bridges in Amsterdam and with beautiful stories behind the scene.

Date of experience: April 2019
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laurajar96
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Response from LotfiM25 | Reviewed this property |
I've just googled it for you as I was not sure. here is what i found, it looks like there are 2 locations: - Staalmeestersbrug, the bridge that crosses the Groenburgwal. A very popular photo location, with the beautiful... More
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Doreen W
November 20, 2017|
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Response from ClogsPL | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you start. If you take the Waterlooplein square as starting point, then it's about 10 to 15 minutes walking to Magere Brug. Same from Rembrandtplein. Starting from Central Station it will be a half an hour... More
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