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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 good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old bridge” (5 reviews)
Kerkstraat | Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 24 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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 18 May 2017

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 20 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
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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