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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 622 1918
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged...

Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.

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A beautiful haven in the centre of a very busy city. Beautiful houses and lovely chapels in a serene setting

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful haven in the centre of a very busy city. Beautiful houses and lovely chapels in a serene setting

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group walked thru the courtyard surrounded by the old living quarters. The flowers appeared to have bloomed the previous week. The one building open is full of religious books for sale (I was expecting it to be what a living quarter was like).

Thank fuzzyfred
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice, beautiful outdoors activity. Interesting historical site. Not too crowded. Not a place for men ;)

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beguines were Christian lay-women dedicated to the church and helping the poor and elderly. They lived in semi-monastic communities called Beguinages and did not marry while a member (however, unlike nuns, they were free to return to the outside world at any time). This Beguinage is a collection of dwellings (currently 105) and a clandestine Catholic church, facing into a... More 

Thank Stu S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great little detour on an Amsterdam walk - 5-10 minute walk through, very quiet and calm, tourists do not have access to the entire courtyard - it's limited to the residents - so it is very quiet, calm, and authentic.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Begijnhof is the place to go when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. Beautiful architecture, and VERY IMPORTANT, even if most don't know it! I always visit when in Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely calming square hidden away. Both chapels were very quiet and peaceful, despite their being lots of people there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're walking the city then you're probably going to pass this anyway so take a look. It's nice, quiet with interesting history. The entrance isn't obvious so you'll need to mark it on your map.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Small area is Very Nice and magical. It is in The centre of Amsterdam. Pleasw check The hour of opening

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when in Amsterdam! Amazing how it turns so quiet instantly when walking throught the doors to the courtyard. I love to come here and relax a bit.

Thank Nadine K

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