Bridges of Amsterdam | Bruggen van Amsterdam

Discovering Amsterdam's Bridges: A Guide to the City's Iconic Landmarks

Bruggen van Amsterdam | Bridges of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known for many things – its picturesque canals, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, and, of course, its numerous bridges. The Dutch capital boasts more than 1,200 bridges, making it one of the most bridge-laden cities in the world.

The bridges of Amsterdam have a rich history, and many of them are significant landmarks in the city. Some of the most famous bridges in Amsterdam include the Magere Brug, the Torensluis, and the Python Bridge.

I originally posted all of this to Instagram at @bruggenvanamsterdam but of course that comes with limitations and Facebook/Meta tracking.
I also wanted to make sure I had a copy of all of this since I sporadically updated Instagram and meant I had notes in notepad, google keep and google docs.

I’ll keep them both in sync going forward but for now it may take a bit of time while I copy across the content from Instagram and add in additional photos with links to google photo albums.

You should also probably check out some things which were originally posted as stories as I didn’t want to interrupt the numbered flow of bridge posts. Because being a bit of a nerd things started off simply with Bridge 1 (Muntsluis) because of its central location in Amsterdam’s web-like central canal network, and from here the bridge numbers increase consecutively along Singel, and that was easy enough following around Herengracht and back up Keizersgracht, but that means now at around bridge 60 I can no longer just skip bridges because who would do that? So keeping this all in consecutive order is a pain but hey it is what it is. So below are things that are either not in Amsterdam (yes the Netherlands is more than Amsterdam) or they are interesting but no way would I ever be able to wait until their number would come up in order before posting about them.

 Like the Bridges of Europe (Bruggen van Europa) a cool little set of pedestrian bridges I visited in February 2021. They are mini replicas of the fake bridges on Euro bank notes located in Spijkenisse.

Or the Python Bridge which at number 1998 it is going to be a long time before I get to that at the pace I am going right now.

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