Magere Brug

sights / Architecture

Magere Brug information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
btwn Kerkstraat & Nieuwe Kerkstraat
Getting there
Tram: 4 Prinsengracht
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Dating from the 1670s, the iconic nine-arched 'Skinny Bridge' has been rebuilt several times in both concrete and timber. It's still operated by hand and remains photogenic even at night, when 1200 tiny lights make the bridge look like a Christmas decoration. You can spot it in many films, including the 1971 James Bond thriller Diamonds are Forever . Stand in the middle and feel it sway under the passing traffic.