Magere Brug in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Translated into Skinny Bridge, the Magere Brug crosses the River Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands and it is one of the most well known bridges in the city. The Skinny Bridge links the banks of the Amstel River at Church Street. Its central part is made out of wood and the bridge was built in the year of 1934. Still, the first bridge built at this location dates from the year 1961.

The tradition is that the name of the bridge comes from the Mager sisters, which used to live on different banks of the Amstel River. The legend is that the two sisters built the bridge so it would be much easier to visit one another. Today the Magere Brug is one of the most well known placed in the city of Amsterdam and one of the most popular meeting places.

Sightseeing near Magere Brug

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful European cities and offers a rich cultural experience as well as an exciting night life to its visitors. Some of the most interesting places in the city of Amsterdam include NEMO, Van Gogh Museum, Leidse Square and many more.

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is one of the most luxurious hotels in Amsterdam and has price rates which start from 200 for a standard single room per night. The Tulip Inn Amsterdam City West has affordable prices which start from 60 for a double room per night and it is placed nearby the Magere Brug.

Address: Between Kerkstraat and Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Centrum,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Sources: Amsterdam Info, Fodors

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