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Amsterdam Canals Paddleboat Rental with Optional Heineken Experience
"Check in at one of three piers in central Amsterdam then hop in your boat. Travel independently or bring along family and friends. Each boat can accommodate up to four people.See Amsterdam how it was meant to be seen while floating around the busy waterways. Enjoy unfettered transport drinking in the gorgeous architecture as you go. Seek out top attractions including Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum and slow down to take pictures when and wherever you wish.After one and a half hours on the canals sightseeing at your own pace return the paddleboat to one of three rental piers
From EUR11.00
Private Tour: Half Day Guided Amsterdam Bike Tour
"After getting a brief introduction about the city and the route to follow we will head towards the Vondelpark. On the tour you will also get to visit the area museums squares and many other places which will simply take your breath away. The tour would highlight 3 main stops: Between art and HistoryThe tour will start from Dam Square and after a brief history about the historic square the royal palace and the church we will head towards the train station. On the way you will also get to have a cup of the finest Italian coffee. Next we will ride toward the famous canals of Amsterdam and the Anne Frank museum. You will also get to have a closer look at the buildings there. Squares and parks of AmsterdamNex which is famous for its nightlife and busy restaurants. From there we head toward huge Vondelpark which is spread on more than 40 hectares. Moreover we will also visit the museum there and see the famous Amsterdam.Markets and Red LightOur tour will also take us to the Biggest and most known market of the city
From EUR25.00
Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
"You’ll be picked up from your Amsterdam hotel or Dam Square at your pre-determined time and taken to the tour starting point. This tour can be taken in English French German Spanish or Portuguese; simply advise at the time of booking which language you prefer.Start with a tram ride to the Jordaan district a former working class area that’s now an upscale hub full of students art galleries specialty shops and markets
From EUR50.00

Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge Tips (24)

Canels and Bridges

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...
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Feb 28, 2005

Magere Brug

Skinny Bridge. Of Amsterdam's 60-plus drawbridges, the Magere is the most famous. Whether or not this is mainly because of its name (which derives from "meager" in Dutch), the legend of its birth --...
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Nov 10, 2004

Magere brug

One of the most photographed bridges in Amsterdam is the magere brug (skinny bridge). It's a lovely wooden white bridge that opens several times a day to have the barges pass. It dates from the 18th...
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Oct 24, 2004

Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge

Across the river Amstel was built here a wooden drawbridge at the end of 17th century. Some local people say that the bridge was named after the Mager Sisters (mager = skinny). These two...
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Jun 11, 2004

Magere brug

The 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...
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Mar 16, 2004

Bridges - Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)

The most famous of Amsterdam bridges is for sure the "magere brug" / skinny bridge. This double lifting bridge has nine sail-through ways of which the middle one (with the actual lifting part) offers...
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Dec 20, 2003


The many canals in Amsterdam called for bridges. That's why you'll see lots of them. The most photographed one probably is the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) that spans over the river Amstel and consists...
Sep 01, 2002

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

Watch the sun go down from Skinny Bridge

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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May 03, 2010


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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May 26, 2005


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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Feb 19, 2004

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.
Aug 24, 2002
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Things to Do Near Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge

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Van Loon Museum

This is the home of the van Loon family, who co-founded the East India Company. It isn't huge - for obvious reasons - but is worth a visit. An insight into 18th century life in Amsterdam. It was...
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Foam - Photography Museum

New photography museum with both a European and an International focus. Located in a renovated canal house. Interesting permanent collection with many "masters" - and exhibit space for...
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Tuschinski Theater

We just had to go to the movies after being told about this gorgeous little theatre. Luckily it was just around the corner from our hotel the De L'Europe and near the flower markets. We went to a...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Canal Boat ride is the hype in Amsterdam. There are lots of canal boat rides and/ or canal ferries to choose from like 1 hour , 2 hours , 3 hours or even with lunch or dinner and snacks. It is up...
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Whether you take a quick walk or bike ride through the middle, or spend the day chilling on a blanket with snacks and a book, Vondelpark is totally worth a visit. The park has a few main paved roads...
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