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Melkmeisjesbrug – Bridge 16 | Amsterdam

Melkmeisjesbrug (Milk maids bridge)
Bridge number 16 (Brug Zestien)  is our first pedestrian bridge! Exciting. Yeah okay just me then. Also this marks a turning point, quite literally, as this bridge is off the Singel and we are now at the eastern quay of Herengracht as this bridge spans Brouwersgracht.

The bridge is named after the local milk market that used to be held around here. Later, a cafe used an image of a milkmaid as a signboard here cementing the naming. The bridge is also probably the place where the first Amsterdammertje was placed. More on that when I’ve had a chance to look it up but don’t expect too much because there are way too many of those to photograph.

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