The bridge connecting Staalstraat over Groenburgwal canal is a great location to view the Zuiderkerk tower. The church tower dates back to 1614 and was designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser. This tower has a carillon, a set of tuned brass bells which can be heard twice per week. Concerts are given on Tuesday’s at 14:30 and Saturday’s at 19:00.
The chains of the drawbridge are often covered in padlocks as a romantic gesture and sign of commitment between two people. This craze, which also started in Paris back in 2008, has swept the world. The city authorities are not always too keen on this and periodically remove the padlocks.
Photo taken at: Staalmeestersbrug Love Lock Bridge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands