Bridges in Amsterdam

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Bridges in Amsterdam

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  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada2,730 contributions
    When you're in Amsterdam, it is difficult if not impossible to avoid the famous grachtengordel, the three canals added in the seventeenth century. My favourite is the Herengracht, with its large and splendid patricians' houses, but I like the other two as well. Visit the Grachtenmuseum on the Herengracht if you want to learn about the canals and their significance. Their well-treed beauty is self-evident.
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    The Python Bridge is an interesting looking bridge with a wavy, undulating form that spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island. The strange shape is actually to allow taller ships to pass underneath.

    Looks very pretty and fun to walk across a "step" bridge in famously flat Amsterdam, with great views over the canals.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • Mary A
    40 contributions
    Walked to Skinny Bridge at night time, however, the canal cruise boats also go past. Didn't see much else around the area so maybe the cruise is best way to view (at night is best)
    Written 5 November 2019
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  • Chrisinkingwood2
    Houston, TX5,671 contributions
    This is a neat area where 15 bridges line up although you have to be at the right angle to really be able to count them. They are lit up at night and look very festive
    Written 14 October 2019
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,322 contributions
    For leftist militants this bridge will forever be linked with battle. During the coronation of a new queen -30 April 1980- the bridge was the scene of confrontation between special police units (ME) and protesters who tried to make their way to Dam square. At the time the adjacent Stopera area was just a bare lot of land suitable for both mounted police and youngsters to fight it out.

    For lovers of city architecture it is just another monumental bridge. Built in 1883, the design inspired by Pont Neuf across the Seine river in Paris.
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China149,376 contributions
    There are small bridge crossings scattered throughout central Amsterdam. And then you find Torensluis, which is one of the widest in the entire city at 42 metres wide.

    The reason for the size of this particular bridge is that it included tower as part of its original construction in the mid 17th-century.

    These days, you find a large open space with wide views of the Single, as you cross Torensluis. On the north side of the bridge there is an interesting contemporary statue of 19th-century Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker (Multatuli).
    Written 15 July 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    The Aluminiumbrug is a lift (essentially a drawbridge) bridge over the Kloveniersburgwal canal connecting the Nieuwe Doelenstraat on the west bank with the Staalstraat on the east. A bridge has been at the location for over a hundred years, but the current bridge was in stalled in the 1950s when it got it name when it was modified to become the first bridge in Amsterdam to feature a aluminium deck that could be drawn up to allow taller ships to pass.

    Not a must see, but it is quite pretty and provides a scenic spot for photos over Kloveniersburgwal.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • Clogs
    Warsaw, Poland2,947 contributions
    The bridge, named after city sculptor Piet Kramer, features seals looking out over the water, as well as two bridge houses, one of which houses a puppet theatre. Cool artwork, nice views.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,209 contributions
    Vaz Dias bridge is one of so many bridges in Amsterdam. it is the bridge number 238. The railings of the bridge are nicely decorated with steel construction shapes. It becomes an interesting bridge when you have a chance to see the poem that is arranged in twelve panels below the trap ( under the bridge ). I just had a chance to see it when the boat I was in, passing by under this bridge.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Clogs
    Warsaw, Poland2,947 contributions
    This bridge has a hidden terrace allowing to sit closer to the water and enjoy the scenery. Instead of Hildo Krop, Ton Kalle provided the half circles atop the pillars. Nice quaint bridge.
    Written 10 May 2019
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  • Clogs
    Warsaw, Poland2,947 contributions
    Interesting artwork of hawks and fishes cornering the bridge. Nice example of Amsterdamse School artwork.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,209 contributions
    Nescio bridge is a cycle and footbridge in Amsterdam. It's connected the Ijburg (the eastside area of the city) and Amsterdam east. This steel suspension bridge is the first suspension bridge only for pedestrian and cylists in the country. And with the length that almost 800m, it's also the longest cycle and footbridge in the Netherlands. The bridge has won several awards. The only way to get to this bridge is by bike.
    Written 10 June 2019
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,209 contributions
    There are so many bridges in Amsterdam, big or small, wide or narrow, made from iron, wood or stone, permanent or lift bridge, plain or decorated, old or modern, ugly or beautiful and nice to see, you name it. There are bridges with name but also bridges only in number. Brug 382 is one of the stone-iron brige with decoration that were designed in Amsterdam school style architecture. The decoration is not only by the bridge self but it's carried along the quays. In all information about this bridge, it was built in 1936 but along the stairs, there was a description "gebouwd in 't jaar 1935" ( it was built in the year 1935). There are a lot bridges in Amsterdam school style that even more beautiful than this one.
    Written 8 May 2019
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,209 contributions
    It is a typical Amsterdam School style bridge, iron bidge with decoration of ( usually ) animal figures. This is a traffic bridge over the canal "Plantage Muidergracht". At the end of the bridge you will find the croccodiles and in the middle of the bridge rest, there are also figures of frogs and fishes. The bridge was named after a lawyer and resistance fighter, Laura "Lau" Carola Mazirel,
    Written 30 January 2019
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  • Clogs
    Warsaw, Poland2,947 contributions
    Nice bridge with imposing backdrops formed by the Lyceum on one side and the Indië-Nederland monument om the other. Pretty ornaments by Krop. Little bridge houses on both sides, apparently inhabited?
    Written 8 October 2019
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