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West-Indische huisbrug – Bridge 17 | Amsterdam

West Indian house bridge – Brug 17

This bridge connects the western quay of the Herengracht with the Herenmarkt and crosses the Brouwersgracht. There is also a bridge over the Brouwersgracht in the eastern quay of the Herengracht the Melkmeisjesbrug (Bridhe 16). Although there is no bridge over the Herengracht itself here which can make journey planning awkward. The bridge is surrounded by municipal and national monuments including the West Indies house which is a municipal monument since 1995, after which this bridge is named. In April 2016, the bridge was in the Amsterdam news as the municipality decided at the time that bridges that only had an unofficial name in addition to their number, would lose that name. This bridge was accidentally on the list of bridges without an official name.

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