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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
As featured in Amsterdam by bike
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Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
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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 4 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 29 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
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank O Y
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dheardzimin
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laurajar96
27 November 2017|
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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
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
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