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Magere Brug

Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I imagined this 'skinny' bridge to be tiny so was a little let down by how wide it actually was! However, I wouldn't miss the chance to see it, as it shows lovely views either way up the canal ! It's quite a funky looking...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I had read about this bridge I had visualised one really barely wide enough for two people to pass each other on. The bridge itself looks fairly unremarkable but for the interesting back story There are another couple of lovely bridges nearby just North...More

Thank FlyingScotsmanCP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Skinny Bridge was very popular in Amsterdam and nearly all tourists would come to see this bridge and took photos on it. The bridge was crossing Amstel River and thus you could always find boats around. Nice scenery and particularly at night time. Recommended.

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

What a great little bridge . It is a great spot to just take in the beauty of the many boats passing through.

Thank Travis H
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is a pleasure to see different parts of this beautiful, lit and lively city. So this bridge is one of them, should you be around have a look will not be disappointed

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is a simple yet popular bascule bridge crossing the Amstel River in Amsterdam just south of the Hermitage Museum, between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals. Historically there has been a bridge crossing at this location since the 1690s. The bridge name...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Magere Brug and surroundings have some stunning views. TIP: For and extra special look try photographing the area at night. the lights are amazing

Thank Julian Y
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Thus is a place not to skip. Beautiful surroundingsike houses, canals, boats and ofcourse the bridge. It looks good on every picture. A must see!

Thank Jammy1983
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This bridge was pointed out on all of our canal boat trips and stories about it we mentioned. It was very cool on how this special bridge works.

Thank David W
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Such a unique and fun bridge to find and cross. Usually crowded with people doing selfies. During the day it is fun to check out but at night it is quite spectacular. The lights make this a special picture.

Thank Kevin D
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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