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“so lovely”
Review of Begijnhof

Begijnhof
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US$108.70*
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Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam
Ranked #30 of 510 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
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“so lovely”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

worth reading the plaque about the community of righteous women who loved in this neighborhood. a truly lovely spot.

Visited April 2014
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“Guiet corner”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Definitely worth of visiting! There is also one of two Amsterdam last wooden-front houses in this small court.

Visited April 2014
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“Beguiling Begijnhof”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Historically, this was where single women who were religious but who didnt want to join an Order, lived. People are still living there, and the public are only allowed into limited areas. Here exists a haven of peace and serenity, just at the end of the busy Kalver Straat. You need to find the wooden door to enter, it is tucked out of sight, and is just off Spui Square. There are wonderful old Dutch houses and an outstanding garden. Truely a place to sit and contemplate peacefully away from the madding crowd.

Visited May 2013
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“Calm oasis”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

On our stroll through amsterdam we entered the innocuous gateway which led into the Begijnhof, what a delight! This oasis of calm in the middle of the city was a very welcome sight. The pretty gardens surrounded by houses ( one of which was the oldest in Amsterdam) were a treat. There are also two chapels enclosed in the grounds, one Catholic, one Presbyterian and we enjoyed checking them both out. We really enjoyed our action packed weekend in Amsterdam but it was lovely to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings for a little while.
There is no charge for admittance.

Visited April 2014
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“Secret garden and chapel”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

Tucked of the main shopping street is a garden and chapel where residents still live.
Cost you nothing to visit there is a little chapel shop
Some parts are cordoned of as residents still live in the houses
Worth a visit

Visited April 2014
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