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Magere Brug

Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average26%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“skinny bridge” (18 reviews)
“amstel river” (12 reviews)
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Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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"skinny bridge"
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"amstel river"
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"beautiful bridge"
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"original bridge"
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"pretty bridge"
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"beautiful sight"
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"beautiful at night"
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"dutch style"
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"take photos"
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"canal tour"
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"illuminated"
in 12 reviews
"iconic"
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"cyclists"
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"carre"
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"boats"
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"rebuilt"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank giffenk
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Everyone says you have to see this bridge but I am not sure why. It is a simple flat bridge over the river where there are thousands of bridges. The working mechanism is interesting but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This bridge is nice, but there are so many bridges in this city to enjoy, that I would not make a special trip just to visit this specific one. It is a pedestrian bridge but still you have to be careful about the bikes.

Thank GolfBravo
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Yes, its just a bridge, but an old one and a working and - but the area its in is special, when I first moved to Amsterdam I lived in the street that runs up to it about 50m away. Go at night, when its...More

Thank dheardzimin
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The bridge is the most iconic one of Amsterdam . The city has more than 1400 bridges. It is made of wood and it is very old. It crosses the Amstel and it is located in a very nice area of the city. I found...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is a beautiful bridge great in the daytime but if you can come and see it at night when its all lit up its magical.

Thank Alex A
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

If your wandering around this part of town then this bridge that is located by Prinsengracht and Herengracht the Magere Brug ( Skinny Bridge ) that crosses the River Amstel is a wonderful bridge that is most defenetly well worth checking out . It's a...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We crossed the bridge to get to the other side of the Amstel. Quaint as made of wood with a lot of history but not outstanding.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I just can't understand why so many reviewers are calling this narrow pedestrian bridge, "iconic" because it isn't. Yes, it does span the Amstel and has very good views of say the Hermitage & the city but it is pretty basic.

Thank david n
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Response from Lotfi M | 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
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Response from Rutgerek | 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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