A small footbridge was built across Amstel River in 1671. The bridge was made of wood and it could be raised. In the ... More
The Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug)
A small footbridge was built across Amstel River in 1671. The bridge was made of wood and it could be raised. In the beginning, the bridge was called the "Chicken's Bridge" because of its small construction. Later on, again due to the construction, it adopted the name "Skinny Bridge", being compared to a slender woman. It was rebuilt in 1871 and 1929, but it was once again made of wood and the construction was "skinny". Nowadays, the Magere Brug is lit up at night, beautifying Amstel River in the dark.
In 1864 Gerard Adriaan Heineken took over De Hooiberg (the haystack) brewery, at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. This takeover purchase laid
the foundation for one of the world's largest modern breweries. In 1868 the company started construction of the Heineken ...
The Netherlands' most renowned church has been the source of inspiration for many musicians. The famous tower was completed in
1638, its bells manufactured by the renowned François Hemony foundry in 1658. Though the Protestant community owned Westerkerk, the ...
The Theater Museum is part of the Netherlands Theater Institute which is housed in five canalside buildings. The interior is
(partly) in Louis XIV style is a treat for the eye. The collection shows the history of Dutch theater: ...
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