Amsterdam, the city of canals is nothing without its bridges. Amsterdam has over 1500 bridges of which 252 in the city centre. In fact Amsterdam has more canals comparing to Venice and more bridges than Paris We have selected the most beautiful bridges for you.
Top 5 bridges in Amsterdam
1. De Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Due to its breathtaking location and charming silhouette, Magere Brug might be the most romantic spot in Amsterdam. The bridges’ narrow walkway unites the western and eastern banks of the river Amstel, making its central deck ridiculously photogenic. A must see especially in the evening when the 1200 lights are shining.
2. De Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge)
Although the name of this iconic structure translates into English as Blue Bridge, the bridge is not blue anymore. This misleading title derives from another, older bridge, that stood in the same spot during the 16th century, which was replaced in 1883. When you have ever visited Paris it is noticeable that the design has been copied from the French.
3. Het Liefdesbruggetje (love bridges)
In 2016 this small bridge in the Sarphatipark received its name but the locals called it for years already love bridge . This wooden bridge is one of the most popular spots in Amsterdam for wedding proposals and we get that.
It was a bridge where lovelocks are affixed to the bridge until the city of Amsterdam stopped this tradition because it’s damaged the Dutch Pont des Arts. De Staalmeesterbrug (1928) is a beautiful drawbridge and offers a splendid location to take pictures of the Zuiderkerk
The story said that in former times on this bridge pancakes where sold, the best ones.. The lekkeresluisbrug (1754) is not only a beautiful bridge with iron banisters but the view is spectacular. You can see the Prinsen- and Brouwersgracht and you have a straight view on the Westertoren.
Bridges & Inntel Hotels Amseterdam Centre
The interior of the City Double room is a nod to the many bridges of Amsterdam one of the most famous bridges the ‘ Magere brug ‘ (Skinny bridge) is used as inspiration for the room. You will find bridge names in the room which you can visit in real life. Don’t mis anything from Amsterdam even if you are inside you will see remarkable spots of the city.
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
The 4-star Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre is located only five minutes walking distance from the Amsterdam Central Station (behind Dam Square). From here, you have the whole city at your feet and all highlights can be reached in no time.