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Begijnhof

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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 622 1918
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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 quiet spot in the city

We visited this area on our walking tour and decided to go back on our own the following day as it was such a tranquil spot. It's not too far from the Anne Frank museum. This is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this area on our walking tour and decided to go back on our own the following day as it was such a tranquil spot. It's not too far from the Anne Frank museum. This is spot is easily missed as the entrance is like a doorway through a building off one of the squares in town (Spui or... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled on Begijnhof by accident while having a post-pancake walk and it was one of the highlights of our trip. A lovely calm & reflective place tucked away from the busy streets where you can catch your breath and relax for a while.

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Thank Kyle W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this area of Amsterdam while wandering the streets for the day and surprised twice that the square was so quiet for being in the city centre and also to find an english reformed church in Holland. Lovely place to have a slow walk around or sit and have lunch away for the busy streets.

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Thank Josh H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a rickshaw tour with our guide, Jan through the viator app and he carried us around the area (including Begijnhof) and told us all about the history and current situation. He was great at explaining everything and if we had any other questions he was well enough informed to explain that to us to! Not only did he... More 

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Thank Jeremy M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hi All, As my title says: "*MUST see -> Even lots of locals don't even know this small garden". This discribes it. Its known for every tourist, and it's in every tourist book. But, actually a lot of locals don't even know this place. Lots of people visit this, it's an amazing amazing small garden within the heart of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When walking on the busy Kalverstraat, you could easily miss this place, but be sure you don't! Once you walk through the gate, it's a beautiful quite escape from all the hustle & bustle out on the street. I wouldn't say it's super exciting, but it's nice to take a breather from all noise & chaos in the city. Have... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is small taste of the old Amsterdam, how it would have been many years ago. It still has an old fashioned residential feel with a nice little church, the volunteers at the church are very friendly and welcoming. It is a nice little stroll to take when you want to get away from the busy city for 30 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little corner of the city! Worth a visit & walkabout. The old homes are well-kept and the gardens are beautiful. Lots of history to explore.

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Eindhoven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very romantic place in the heart of the city. I married here fifty years ago, and we visited this place again and again.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An extraordinary haven of peace and calm in the midst of bustling Amsterdam. A short step from Spui and the red light district this is an oasis not to be missed. Step in for 10 minutes of calm and refreshment

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