This bascule bridge crosses the river Amstel and its origins go back to the 17th century. At that time, the bridge that crossed the river in this location truly was a narrow one. It was then when the bridge got its name. That one was demolished though and was replaced several times by new bridges that grew in width. The present-day bridge (which was built in 1934) is therefore not as skinny as its first predecessor was.
It is a popular tourist place in Amsterdam since it looks wonderful after sunset – it lights up with hundreds of lights. It even featured in one of the Bond films – Diamonds are Forever.
Address Amstel river 81, 1018 EK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°21'48.896" N 4°54'8.54" E