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Which town has a largest number of bridges? Is it Venice, St. Petersburg, or one of the water towns in China? It depends a bit on the definition of the bridge. I have found that Venice stretches across 117 small islands and has 150 channels and 409 bridges. St. Petersburg has 342 bridges. Amsterdam, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1280 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings.

I have read that there is one spot in the center of town where you can see 15 bridges at once!

With your back to the Thorbeckeplein, you can see 6 arched bridges across the Reguliersgracht. Looking down the Herengracht to the left, you see another 6 bridges. To your right, two bridges are visible. The 15th bridge is the one youre standing on.

Well, I did all this and i couldn't see these 15 bridges. In other place I saw from one spot 8 bridges. also not bad.

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