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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
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Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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All reviews skinny bridge original bridge beautiful bridge beautiful at night canal tour worth a visit amstel illuminated iconic cyclists carre boats rebuilt prinsengracht landmark dutch bicycles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magere Brug is just another bridge, and Amsterdam has countless of these. The difference here is that this one is mostly made of wood and it has a very long and interesting history, particularly regarding the origins of its name. It's the Skinny Bridge, because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story is nice, but there's not a lot to do overhere, other than admire the bridge, that hardly opens anymore. Funny is that when take a canal tour, they'll tell you it's the only wooden bridge left in Amsterdam, and than (500 meters further)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Danny M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This view is the one made famous by artists in Amsterdam and the bridge structure is really historic and fascinating. Well worth seeking out

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This is not the original skinny bridge from 1690's, not is it the 1800's bridge. It was built in the 20th century, but it is still worth seeing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) looks like all the other bridges, really nothing special at all, not even worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amar_globetrotter
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed on a barge next to the bridge. The barge was a hell hole due to the heat wave however sitting on the deck watching the pedestrians and cyclists crossing the bridge was a pleasure. The location is superb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DavidandPaula
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), is really trading on the name of a former bridge from 1691, which was supposedly so narrow, two people could barely cross at the same time. This bridge was replaced in 1871 by a wider one, due to the increase in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This bridge is not worth seeing. There is a much skinnier and interesting bridge going to the island in Amsterdam. It looks like several other bridges in the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cndjonno
Reviewed 18 June 2018

One of many bridges in the city, but not one of the prettiest. You can take more memorable photos elsewhere, still OK.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Amsterdam has lots of bridges. This is one that your boat tour commentator will point out. Nothing special.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank giffenk
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26 November 2017|
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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21 November 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