Amsterdam is one of the miraculous cities in the world that is sure to amaze the travelers with its stunning cityscapes and natural beauty. Hence, this Dutch city will be at the top position on the bucket list of almost every traveler.
When it is about Amsterdam, one of the main things that may strike you is the picturesque canal system here. Obviously, there will be a number of bridges in Amsterdam as well; in fact, there are approximately 2500 bridges in the Dutch capital city. Interestingly, there many strange things about most the bridges here that you can discover on your private day tours Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Venice of the North
With around 2500 bridges, Amsterdam holds the first position for having the largest number of bridges in the world. Out of this, 500 bridges are located in the heart of the city, which is yet another unique thing. An interesting fact is that Venice in Italy is actually regarded as the ‘City of Canals’ or ‘City of Bridges’; however, there are only around 400 bridges in Venice, that is way too less than that in Amsterdam city. This is why, Amsterdam is known also as ‘Venice of the North’.
There is No Tower in the Amsterdam Tower Bridge
Torensluisbrug or the Amsterdam Tower Bridge is extremely popular here because of its wide area. The overpass spans the Singel canal, which was made during the 15th Century.
In the medieval times, Torensluisbrug was one of the main entrance points to the city. During then, there was a large wooden tower on the bridge known as Jan Roodenpoort. However, the tower was knocked down in the 19th Century, and now, the bridge serves as terraces in summer. Moreover, many exhibitions, debates, jazz performances, etc., are also conducted here, which you can enjoy during your private day tours Amsterdam.
The Blue Bridge in Amsterdam is Not Really Blue
The Blue Bridge across the Amstel River in Amsterdam is not really blue in color. In fact, the Blue Bridge also features a similar design to that of most of the bridges that were being constructed during that time in the French capital.
The construction of Blauwbrug or the Blue Bridge took place during 1883. The bridge functioned as a Jewish quarter before the World War II and it was named as ‘Bloubrik’ by the Jews. Later, it got the name Blue Bridge from the Dutch people because of the similarity in the pronunciation.