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De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos)

Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Pleasant and peaceful

Tranquil, beautiful, historic. Just a very pleasant place to walk around and see something you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jackietrehorn
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Village in a fairy tale

It is very nice area of the town, little houses with organized gardens. It is so calm and pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aynacica
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Budapest, Hungary
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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3 days ago
“Pleasant and peaceful”
2 weeks ago
“Village in a fairy tale”
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Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tranquil, beautiful, historic. Just a very pleasant place to walk around and see something you won't see anywhere else because the old almshouse is still a working place for retired women. It's very nice to see an appreciate that.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very nice area of the town, little houses with organized gardens. It is so calm and pretty, se we can feel that we are in a village from a fairy tale. It is perfect to cycle around this area.

Thank aynacica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea these existed, on a walk around the back streets, we spotted an open gate, popped our head in and saw the most beautiful houses and gardens. Later we found ot these were the de vos almshouse . If you can find...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The almshouses are within a walled garden, beautifully laid out - if in need of maintenance. Only one of the buildings appeared to be occupied - and it would be a shame for them to deteriorate further. I'm sure this won't be allowed to happen....More

Thank scarywillie
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Just a nice quiet place to explore. A little bit of history that would be a shame to miss. Well kept garden area surrounded by cute little almshouses, some still occupied although many seemed to be empty and although not derelict they were looking sad.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 7 March 2017

When I arrived at the De Vos Almshouse I was admiring its houses. They were so beautiful! Wow! The almshouses were quite popular during the Middle Ages in Bruges. Wealthy people as well as guilds supported these endeavors. Thanks to them, the poor could have...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I stumbled upon these almshouses more or less by accident. It's well worth taking a look into the courtyard where the gardens appear to be well-tended, despite the fact that most of the houses did not appear to be occipied.

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Saw this on a walking tour of the city. Neat courtyard. Pretty garden and interesting buildings and history. Would probably recommend.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across these & so pleased we did as they showed yet another feature of this delightful city. Very peaceful.

Thank FarAwayFromHome
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our trip to the medival city of brugges was facinating we have been back many times. Hotel Ter Duinen is one of the best small family run hotels we have had bed and breakfast in. It is also cheap and if you pay up front....More

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