Blauwbrug, Amsterdam

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The Blauwbrug is an historic bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It connects the Rembrandtplein area with the Waterlooplein area.The bridge owes its name to a wooden "blue bridge" that was there from around 1600 but no longer exists and which was painted the characteristic blue of the Dutch flag. It kept the name after 1883 when it was replaced by the spans of a new bridge which is inspired by the architecture of several of the bridges over the Seine in Paris.The stone bridge has three openings for ships and is richly decorated. The bases are formed like ships bows and on top columns with leaf-motifs, masks and finally the Imperial Crown of Austria. Also the lantern poles have shipping decorations and the lanterns themselves are again in the shape of crowns. The bridge carries a road which is also used by the tramway.In cultureThe title of A. F. Th. van der Heijden's controversial 1983 novel De Slag om de Blauwbrug refers to this bridge.
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  • The service was friendly and delicious fish and chips eaten. We drank a tea and beer from the tap.
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  • Although this bridge is stone, it takes its name from the old wooden blue painted bridge that stood in this location in the 17th century. This bridge was erected in 1883 and is more ornate than other ...  more »
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  • One of the most majestic bridges that span the river that gave Amsterdam her name, the Amstel River! The "Blue Bridge" is best viewed from a distance and/or a water approach. Very ornate designs of stone and iron can be seen everywhere and when crossing it the view up and down the river are fantastic. Great photo opp. :)
  • A place you shouldn't miss to see when you are in the city. Quite a different view depending on when you are at the bridge. I recommend going for a walk after the sun set and the pretty lights are on.
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