After Paris, now also Amsterdam has two (known) locations where romantic couples leave their love locks on classic Dutch draw bridges:
– Staalmeestersbrug, the bridge that crosses the Groenburgwal. A very popular photo location, with the beautiful Zuiderkerk tower in the background.
– The Magere brug (or Skinny Bridge) that crosses the river Amstel.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this romantic bridge, it is famous for two things: its unmatched view of the slightly crooked Zuiderkerk; and the abundance of “love” padlocks that adorn its chains.
This white-painted wooden drawbridge, built in the 1920s, is situated in the heart of the center, yet defies the chaos of the center. The area is a haven of peace and quiet in the tourist’s Amsterdam.
These “love” bridges are famous all over the world, namely Paris’ Pont de Arts. Padlocks are typically locked to these bridges symbolizing a couple’s love and devotion to one another. Amsterdam’s bridge #227, while slightly less grandiose, represented much of the same.
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