Magere Brug, Amsterdam

#12 of 69 in Historic Sites in Amsterdam
Bridge · Historic Site
One of the most iconic drawbridges in a city of waterways, Magere Brug stretches over the Amstel River to help connect the city. Though the present structure wasn't built until 1934, its white wooden design replicates the historical bridge that proceeded it. Enjoy a stroll over the river and soak up the city center's bustling atmosphere. Use of the bridge is limited to pedestrians and cyclists; it opens several times a day to allow boats through along the river. Planning Amsterdam trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • The Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) spans the Amstel river connecting the banks between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The central section of the Magere Brug is a bascule bridge made of...  more »
  • Beautiful bridge, one of the most popular in Amsterdam. It's nice place to take a walk, expecially in the evening.  more »
  • There are two theories behind its name. One theory is that it was a very narrow bridge earlier (hence skinny) and was later widened. The other theory is that it connected the houses of two sisters on either side whose last name meant skinny. It is lit beautifully at night. One could go and spend a few moments with loved ones there.
  • It's beautiful at night especially when you take a boat tour post 9 pm. Amsterdam and boat rides are connected like body and soul. You need to take boat rides to see the city in different perspective in different time of the day. Skinny bridge shines like a sleek jewel.
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