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Magere Brug

Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Famous "flat" bridge over the Amstel River
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  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is one of Amsterdam's famous bridges which crosses Amstel river. In 1871 it replaced the old butch wooded bridge known as the Skinny Bridge, which is now a much wider bridge. It is a very popular bridge & has become a...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amsterdam has about 1500 bridges (which is more than Venice), but this is one of the most famous ones and by far my favorite. The iconic Dutch style and the lights that shine on the Amstel river at night make this a beautiful sight. Go...More

Thank Mathilde d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love coming to this bridge on every visit. It's one of my favorite places to take photos from. It's very picturesque with lovely views and lots of people riding and walking by. This is a wonderful place to take photos and get a photo...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute bridge that we crossed over and allowed us to take some decent pictures, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. I don't know the history of the bridge, but it crosses the Amstel River. We did not see it at...More

Thank TerLem
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I'm really not sure why this is considered an attraction (yet here I am rating it)... It's really not an attractive bridge but it's apparently credited as one of the most romantic spots in Amsterdam (due to the couples that pose between the arches). During...More

Thank Layla W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not a real attraction to be honest. Just a narrowish bridge. Watch out that the cyclists don't run you down.

Thank david n
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Every canal cruise will tell you the story of this bridge. It is one of the only things in Amsterdam which can be fully apriciated on land. It is beautiful and stunning.

Thank Davydaniels
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Uber romantic spot, especially after dark when the bridge is illuminated by hundreds of lights. Awesome panoramic views. Nice photo opportunity. Recommended.

Thank Rutgerek
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our canal cruise went by this bridge, and is best seen from the water anyway. I would not go out of my way to see this on land. It is a unique kind of bridge, but an average attraction overall.

Thank callmeamby
Reviewed 25 May 2017 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
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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