Thursday, November 20, 2008


The Skinny Bridge

Kerkstraat/Nieuwe Kerkstraat

Amsterdam, 1018 EM

Tel: +31 (0)20 201 8800 (Tourist Information)

In 1671 a small footbridge was built across the river Amstel. The bridge was made of wood and it could be raised. In the beginning the bridge was called the "chicken's bridge" because of its small construction. Later on, again due to the construction, it adopted the name "Skinny Bridge", being compared to a slender woman. It was rebuilt in 1871 and 1929, but it was once again made of wood and the construction was "skinny". Nowadays, at night the Magere Brug is lit up at night, beautifying the river Amstel in the dark.

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