Photo exhibition about the meaning of bridges

The Amsterdam city council has made a decision about the location of two bridges over the IJ and the pedestrian tunnel at Central Station. To mark this decision, the municipality of Amsterdam and Arcam are organizing the open-air photo exhibition Jump over the IJ at the NDSM wharf.

Bridges often have emotional value for people. A bridge can stand for connection, encounter, proximity, but also for alienation and separation. The exhibition offers an overview of photos and stories about bridges by Amsterdammers, skippers and other enthusiasts who wanted to share their bridge story.

Various activities will be organized during the exhibition, including four bike rides along the sites where the bridges and tunnel are planned. These cycling tours will take place on Saturday afternoon, May 28, June 11, June 25 and July 2, 2022. More information about the exhibition and the side program at