The famous skinny bridge across the river Amstel and opposite of the Carré theatre, is an Old Dutch design wooden bridge known as a double-swipe (balanced) bridge. Tradition relates that the bridge was named after the sisters Mager, who were supposed to live on opposite sides of the river. They are…
"De Magere Brug" One of the oldest bridges of Amsterdam, with a beautiful view on the Amstel river.
A popular historic site, this narrow bridge for pedestrians & cyclists is illuminated at night.
The area where the magere brug is located is ripe with history both living and long gone. For any history lover or curioso this area and the next few items on the list are worth the tram trip.
This sweet bridge crosses over the river Amstel and provides a picturesque spot to visit on foot, by bike or especially by boat. (Kerkstraat to Nieuwe Kerkstraat)
“Due to its central location on Muntplein, Munttoren is easily accessible on foot or by public transit, including trams (1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 16, 24) and buses (363). The tower is not open to the public for visits but can be enjoyed from many different viewpoints along the surrounding canalshe Munttoren, which means “Mint” or “Coin” tower in Dutch, is located on busy Muntplein Square in Amsterdam, precisely where the Amstel River and the Singel Canal meet and formed Regulierspoort. Built in 1487 as part as one of the main gates in Amsterdam's medieval city wall, Munttoren was mainly used to mint coins until it burned down in 1618. It was later on rebuilt in the Amsterdam Renaissance style.”
“The smallest house of Amsterdam is located in the Old Hoogstraat 22 in the old centre.It is 2.02 meters wide and 5 meters deep.It is registered as national monument.”
“Dam Square lies in the historical center of Amsterdam, approximately 750 meters south of the main transportation hub, Centraal Station, at the original location of the dam in the river Amstel. It is roughly rectangular in shape, stretching about 200 meters from west to east and about 100 meters from north to south. It links the streets Damrak and Rokin, which run along the original course of the Amstel River from Centraal Station to Muntplein (Mint Square) and the Munttoren (Mint Tower). The Dam also marks the endpoint of the other well-traveled streets Nieuwendijk, Kalverstraat and Damstraat. A short distance beyond the northeast corner lies the main Red-light district: De Wallen. On the west end of the square is the neoclassical Royal Palace, which served as the city hall from 1655 until its conversion to a royal residence in 1808. Beside it are the 15th-century Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The National Monument, a white stone pillar designed by J.J.P. Oud and erected in 1956 to memorialize the victims of World War II, dominates the opposite side of the square. Also overlooking the plaza are the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and the upscale department store De Bijenkorf. These various attractions have turned the Dam into a tourist zone.”
“The North Sea Jazz Club is a thriving outlet for the city's vibrant jazz scene where you can enjoy jazz, funk, soul and world music by top-of-the-bill acts, established names and up-and-coming talent in an intimate jazz club setting. Thursday evenings are reserved for free jam sessions at the neighbouring trattoria Pizza Pazzani. On Fridays, the weekend is kick-started at the club’s Friday Night Out with drinks, dinner and live music. And on Saturdays, it’s time for Late Night Live: a free-of-charge late-night programme beginning at 23:30 and presenting the grooviest talents in town. Sundays regularly feature lunch and dinner concerts.”