These impressive sluices, or locks, date from 1674 and allowed the canals to be flushed with fresh water from lakes north of the city,...
The long-standing ties of Russia and the Netherlands – Czar Peter the Great learned shipbuilding here in 1697 – led to this local branch...
Gijsbert Dommer Huis
Look closely at the facade of this sober residence known locally as the 'House with the Blood Stains'. After losing his fortune,...
Koninklijk Theater Carré
This esteemed theatre was built in 1887 by the Carré family, who'd started their career with a horse act at the annual fair. The...
Consistently ranked among Amsterdam's finest Indonesian restaurants, Tempo Doeloe's setting and service are elegant without being...
btwn Kerkstraat & Nieuwe Kerkstraat · interesting places nearby
Magere Brug information
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.