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.
Best place to view the canal houses in a friendly atmosphere.
Surrounded by true "Amsterdammers", really great!
They also throw a wonderful queensday party for locals and an accidental tourist who is lucky enough to know....
Magere "skinny" bridge dates back to the 17th century; the Golden Age of Amsterdam. It connects busy canals district of Amsterdam (center) to the more calm theaters district. Historic Carree theater and Stopera (town hall together with the modern multi-purpose opera/theater/concert complex). From thereon, you can have strol to Waterlooplein, historic center of the jewish community of Amsterdam and current fleamarket. The design of the bridge is simple yet esthetic and functional. 1200 lamps on it look quite romantic during evenings. Just five minutes away from busy Rembrandt plein but a away frim corwds and a passage to serenity. Both nice during daytime and a night time. Dont miss it..
Just one more wonderful (free) thing to do in Amsterdam. Great place to watch the world go by. And since it is a pedistrian bridge you can see the river without buses and cars whizing by. There are always great boats of ALL sizes passing by and you might even see it being opened up for larger boats. Several times a week you could see rowing teams training there on the river too.
This round church which has a dome and an ambulatory along half of its circumference was burnt to the ground
in 1822 in a fire caused by some careless plumbers. It was rebuilt in 1823 by T.F. Suys and ...
Anne Frank and her family went into hiding here on July 6, 1942, and lived in isolation for over two
years. The German occupation removed all the furniture when the inhabitants were detained in 1944. However, films and other ...
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 ...
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