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Papiermolensluis – Bridge 57 | Amsterdam

Papiermolensluis (Bridge 57 Paper Mill Lock)

is a vaulted bridge in Amsterdam Centre. A lock is the “old” designation for stone bridge, although there was also a lock here.
This road traffic bridge forms the connection between the eastern quays of the Prinsengracht and the Korte Prinsengracht over the Brouwersgracht. This intersection of the Brouwersgracht and Prinsengracht is a main supply route from the Westerdok and the IJ into the city making it one of the busiest water hubs in the city. The bridge has been a municipal monument since 1995 and it shares the southwestern quay wall with another monument the Lekkeresluis.
The name comes from a sign that once hung on the corner house on the Brouwergracht; a paper merchant who kept his trade there was known as “de Papiermolen”.

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