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Blauwbrug

| linking Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 638 1462
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One of the Prettiest Bridges

Wide bridge over the Amstel with lovely blue lamp posts, thus the name. Nice views in all... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
Pretty lamp posts

The bridge provides quick access to the center, coming from the Plantage borough. It also supports... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
ClogsPL
,
Warsaw, Poland
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Connects Rembrandtplein area with the Waterlooplein area
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  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamp posts” (4 reviews)
“amstel river” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| linking Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Wide bridge over the Amstel with lovely blue lamp posts, thus the name. Nice views in all directions, in the center of a cultural area.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The bridge provides quick access to the center, coming from the Plantage borough. It also supports a tram track. Cross from the Waterlooplein square flea market to Rembrandtplein square and vice versa. Pretty vintage blue lamp posts with gold crowns line the bridge on both...More

Thank ClogsPL
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This a nice elegant 19th century bridge that crosses the Amstel river. The Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge) looks even better as the Opera House as the backdrop.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

On any holiday to Amsterdam we always make a point of visiting Waterlooplein as there are some absolutely fantastic cafe's and bars here and some interesting sites and the Blauwbrug is one such fantastic site in this area. Blauwbrug ( The Blue Bridge ) is...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting the statues of Rembrandtplein, I proceeded with my walk. Seeing this beautiful bridge, I crossed it to admire its beauty and explore other areas around it. This bridge is bigger and wider than those located along the historic city center. It crosses or...More

Thank LolaGo1
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

This bridge replaced the previous wooden bridge which had also been blue, therefore this bridge was also painted blue. It looks like a light blue/grey colour due to fading, but if you take a boat tour you will see it is light blue. The original...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch before going to a National Ballet performance of Coppelia. It is a nice place with local dishes and also with the so-called "international cuisine", to satisfy all kinds of customers. I liked it. I had the soup of the day which...More

Thank Mercedes D
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge) is a beautiful late 19th-century bridge that crosses the Amstel River, linking Rembrandtplein to Waterlooplein in Amsterdam. Historically, there was a wooden bridge at this location that was painted blue. That bridge dated back to around 1600 but was replaced in...More

3  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Blauwbrug ( blue bridge) is one of many bridges in Amsterdam and the most beautiful one. The bridge is absolutly not blue. The name "Blauwbrug" was actually the name of a wooden blue bridge ( around 1600) that no longer exist. This bridge has...More

1  Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The lampposts are pure pieces of ornate beauty. The view of the Amsterdam canal is priceless. Standing on this bridge you can take good pictures of the canal, the canal houses and the boats in the canals. There will always be something to see. And...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
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