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Magere Brug (“Skinny Bridge”), Amsterdam


Magere Brug Amsterdam

Magere Brug (“Skinny Bridge”) over Amstel River, Amsterdam.

The first bridge at this site was built in 1691, with various replacements over the years. Once too narrow for two pedestrians to pass, hence the name, it was eventually widened in 1871. Local legend says the bridge was named after the magere zussen (skinny sisters), who lived on opposite sides of the river and had it built to make it easier to visit one another.

2 responses

  1. Kathy

    What a beautiful view and a great story about the bridge.. 🙂

    February 1, 2016 at 12:56 am

  2. They make good beer from that river water.

    February 7, 2016 at 3:48 am

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