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Amsterdam Sights

Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)

Updated 08/24/2012

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Of Amsterdam's 60-plus drawbridges, the Magere Brug is the most famous and provides gorgeous views of the Amstel and surrounding area. It was purportedly first built in 1672 by two sisters living on opposite sides of the Amstel who wanted an efficient way of sharing that grandest of Dutch traditions: the gezellige (socially cozy) midmorning coffee break. Walk by at night when it's spectacularly lit. Many replacements to the original bridge have come and gone, and

this, dating from 1969, is just the latest.

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Between Kerkstraat and Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam, 1018 EK, Netherlands

Updated 08/24/2012


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