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"Bridges" Blauwbrug Tip by Dabs

Blauwbrug, Amsterdam: 9 reviews and 16 photos

  Blauwbrug (blue bridge)
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  • Blauwbrug (blue bridge) - Amsterdam
      Blauwbrug (blue bridge)
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  • Drawbridge - Amsterdam
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  • Blauwbrug (blue bridge) - Amsterdam
      Blauwbrug (blue bridge)
    by Dabs

Traveling via the canals or on foot in Amsterdam, you'll see lots and lots of bridges. My favorite was the Blauwbrug (blue bridge), the name coming from the 16th century wooden bridge that is no longer there, painted blue after the 1578 Protestant takeover. The current stone bridge from 1884 is modeled after the Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris and features ships, ornate lanterns and the imperial crown of Maximilian of Austria.

I'm not sure if we saw the Magere Brug, the famous skinny drawbridge across the river Amstel named after the Mager sisters who lived on opposite sides of the river, but we did see one of the other drawbridges on the canal trip.

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  • Written Jul 14, 2008
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