Blauwbrug

sights / Architecture

Blauwbrug information

Location
Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Address
btwn Waterlooplein & Amstelstraat
Getting there
Metro: Waterlooplein
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Built in 1884, one of the city's most striking bridges replaced an old wooden version that had connected these shores of the Amstel since the 17th century. Inspired by the Alexander III bridge in Paris, it features tall, ornate street lamps topped by the imperial crown of Amsterdam, fish sculptures and foundations shaped like the prow of a medieval ship.