The Four Sons of Aymon Bridge
Bridge number 28 (Vier Heemskinderenbrug, also known as the Vier Heemskinderensluis) brug nummer achtentwintig. The Four Sons of Aymon Bridge.
This bridge is named after the gable stone with the Vier Heemskinderen on the corner of the Herengracht and the Leidsegracht.
The Four Sons of Aymon (De Vier Heemskinderen), sometimes also referred to as Renaud de Montauban (Reinout van Montalbaen), after its main character, is a medieval tale spun around the four sons of the Duke Aymon: the knight Renaud de Montauban, his brothers Guichard, Allard and Richardet, their magical horse Bayard, their adventures and revolt against the emperor Charlemagne.
The bridge likely dates from 1722 although was on earlier maps and has been a municipal monument since 1995.
The Vier Heemskinderenbrug, also known as the Vier Heemskinderensluis, is the official name of this architectural wonder. It is the twenty-eighth bridge on the list of the renowned Amsterdam bridges. This bridge is famous in the city for its connection to the legend of the Four Sons of Aymon. The legendary gable stone depicting the Vier Heemskinderen stands tall on the corner of the Herengracht and the Leidsegracht, giving the bridge its name. The Four Sons of Aymon, also known as Renaud de Montauban or Reinout van Montalbaen, is a captivating medieval tale that revolves around the four sons of the Duke Aymon: Renaud de Montauban, Guichard, Allard, and Richardet. These valiant knights, along with their magical horse Bayard, embark on thrilling adventures and stage a revolt against the emperor Charlemagne. The bridge, believed to have been constructed in 1722, is a true testament to the rich history of Amsterdam. It has been marked as a municipal monument since 1995, serving as a reminder of the city’s glorious past.