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One of Amsterdam's prettiest "hofjes"

It's a bit out of the way, tucked in a sidestreet of the Jordaan borough, but well worth the walk... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Warsaw, Poland
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Secret gardens and houses

Great to see architecture in Amsterdam. In the Jordaan and city centre are a few "hofjes", gardens... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 Mar 2018
“One of Amsterdam's prettiest "hofjes"”
23 Jul 2017
“Secret gardens and houses”
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

It's a bit out of the way, tucked in a sidestreet of the Jordaan borough, but well worth the walk. From the street side the complex looms like a series of similar houses, each sporting a laundry drying rack on the first floor, but upon...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see architecture in Amsterdam. In the Jordaan and city centre are a few "hofjes", gardens surrounded by small houses. It's great to walk around in these hofjes. One of the best because it's quiet. Another one is near Spui.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Amsterdam has many hofjes (square) that you usually don't see them from outside. Karthuizerhof is one of them. According to the history, this hofje was built in 1650 for the widows (with children) and also old maids. They supposed to behave neatly. It's now comon...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
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