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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  • One of the most beautiful and famous bridges of Amsterdam. Beautiful architecture, out of a fairytale.
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  • Were in the eatery Blue Bridge to lunch and could not round this bridge. One of the many beautiful bridges in Amsterdam. Here are also often covered by dangers during boat trips through the canals.
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  • Great brigde! Have a look around on the square and you'll have a best day ever.
  • Great spot to chill out. Scenic views & it's in a great location in Amsterdam.
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