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Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
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two entrances lead you to the amazing inner yard. its history goes back 500 years... so moving to stand in a place that exists for so many years, still active with its original purposes. its history displayed clearly when entering the yard. no line, no...More

Thank Dvora V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This small quiet hidden courtyard in Central Amsterdam with century old homes, and a very interesting history is lovely. The plaque at its entrance is informative and the statue of the Beguine woman is a fine addition. Admission is free. Please remember to respect the...More

Thank lffkc
Reviewed 4 days ago

… because anyone who wants to find it, can. But, it is a lovely reverent oasis, in what mostly, otherwise is, a city of polyglot population, pushing excesses and lascivious behaviors. It was a shelter for women as early as 1346, and there was and...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden in the middle of the hustle of this vibrant city you will find this courtyard. You will find a chapel across from the church

Thank Chabu H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely enclosed community for single women to live in. Very peaceful and pretty. small english church and roman catholic chapel in the environs.small but delightful shop.

Thank s00
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Begijnhof one morning on our was to the nearby Amsterdam Museum. It was a lovely repose from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. You need to respect the residents and obey the signage as to where you are allowed to...More

Thank jandefischer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This former enclosed convent consists of a series of tiny houses built around a central courtyard. It is now an oasis of calm and quiet in the middle of central Amsterdam. There is a protestant church in the courtyard but go into the chapel in...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 'other-worldly' square has two churches with interesting histories (One was a secret Roman Catholic church, the other a Reformed church where the Pilgrim Fathers came for refuge from England before sailing from here to join the Mayflower.) The oldest wooden house in the city...More

Thank flutefan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled into this little place by accident and were taken by its beauty. The lovely courtyard has one part closed except for residents but frankly it doesn’t matter. It’s really nice being away from cars and trams and mainly the bikes. There’s a small...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Begijnofs / Beguinages across Belgium and Holland. Normally they are older than Amsterdam’s, but they all have a sense of peace. This one is no exception. You have to visit one to experience it.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
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and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
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Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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D.K. J
29 October 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is owned by their religious order. and it functions as a retirement facility for older women of that order. I gather they are slowly passing and there are no replacements.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
It's open from 9 to 5 officially. But I have gone in later
29 December 2016|
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Response from ABNKC | Reviewed this property |
It's too soon to say exact times for Easter but apparently the High Mass is at 12.15 and is held partly in English. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes from your hotel.