Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam

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    Magere Brug

    by ophiro Written May 3, 2012

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    The skinny bridge , .Magere brug, is a small wooden painted bridge over Amstel river.
    The bridge was first built in 1691 although replaced a few times due to poor condition.

    Since 2003 you can only walk or use bicycles to pass this bridge.

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    Amstel River

    by Yorick12 Written May 22, 2005

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    Amstel River

    This photo was taken down the canal past the Skinny Bridge. The canal and this old bridge were more impressive than the Skinny Bridge itself. Renting bikes are a great way to see this whole area. Just follow the canals you can't get lost!

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    Skinny Bridge

    by dustmon Updated Jan 4, 2011
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    The Magere Brug, or the Skinny Bridge, goes across the River Amstel near the Carre Theater
    and at night there are usually tons of lights making for a lovely nightime visit to the area.
    Mager means skinny in Dutch------This bridge was constructed in 1871.

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    Canels and Bridges

    by Tedjudyintriped Written Feb 28, 2005

    by tomptThe Magere brug (skinny bridge) is one of the most famous bridges in Amsterdam. It is a wooden double liftbridge with 9 passages with 20th century origin. The name refers to an older bridge here that was narrow, or skinny. This bridge dated back to 1691. In 1871 this bridge was demolished because it was a ruin. The next bridge was a wooden bridge that hold for 50 years. It was then thought there should be a modern stone bridge here, but government made other decissions. The bridge was rebuilt to look like the old one. Untill 1994 it was manually opened, but legislation made an end to this. The manual labour was too heavy.

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    Watch the sun go down from Skinny Bridge

    by vickss Written May 3, 2010

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    There are a few public sitouts close to Skinny Bridge and its great to just sit and watch few boats go past and the sun goe down. The place also has some interesting elephant figurines

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    MAGERE BRUG

    by arlequin_g Written May 26, 2005

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    It’s interesting to see it at night when it’s lit up. It’s one of the most photografied things in Amsterdam. It’s a copy of the one there was there in the XVIIth century.

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    SKINNY BRIDGE.

    by GrantBoone Written Feb 19, 2004

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    You will find this bridge in most guide books but to be honest we couldnt see what all the fuss was about !! But being a tourist attraction it still had to be seen !

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  • Magere Brug

    by sabsi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Magere Brug

    The 'skinny bridge' is Amsterdam's oldest bridge. It opens when a big boat wants to pass and it's made of wood.

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    Brug(Skinny Bridge)

    by klj&a Written Jun 27, 2010
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    Originally constructed in 1670, this is the most famous bridge in Amsterdam. Truthfully, I liked the nearby Blue Bridge better.

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