Magere Brug

Saga James Bond
Movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
From the bridge, Mr. Wint (Bruce Glover) and Mr. Kidd (Putter Smith) photograph a corpse recovered from the Amstel.
Magere Burg Amsterdam
Magere Burg Amsterdam. (Photo credit: Fantrippers)

“- What can I bring you back from Holland?

– A Diamond? In a ring?

– Would you settle for a tulip ?”

James Bond (Sean Connery) and Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)

Blofeld’s two henchmen have a very strange hobby, taking pictures of a corpse fished out of the Amstel from the Magere Brug.

In the background, James Bond can be seen walking past the bridge and the two criminals on his way to Tiffany Case (Jill St John).


Returning to the role of James Bond, Sean Connery asked for the modest sum of $1.25 million in compensation. When the film was released, the actor paid the entire salary to the foundation he co-created, the Scottish International Education Trust. This allows Scottish students with exceptional abilities to benefit from a scholarship.

Scene at the Magere Brug in Diamonds Are Forever
Scene at the Magere Brug in Diamonds Are Forever. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at the Magere Brug in Diamonds Are Forever
Scene at the Magere Brug in Diamonds Are Forever. (Photo credit: EON Productions)

Skinny Bridge

Since 1670, Amsterdamers have been able to cross the Amstel thanks to the Magere Brug.

Initially built in painted wood, this bascule bridge allows to cross the Amstel. In Dutch, Magere Brug means “lean bridge” because originally the bridge was so narrow that two people could hardly cross it.

Rebuilt in 1871, it was however renovated in 1969 to allow vehicles to cross. This traffic was only allowed until 2003, the structure is now reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.

80 m long, it rises regularly to allow the passage of barges. Illuminated every evening by 1,200 lanterns, a concert is organized there every year on the occasion of the Liberation Day celebration on May 5.

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– Quantum of Solace (2008)
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– Spectre (2015)

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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