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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +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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Really nice area hidden in the middle of town with courtyard and two churches which are worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice area hidden in the middle of town with courtyard and two churches which are worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Learned about a community I had no idea existed. Way ahead of its time in terms of helping a segment of society to flourish

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In the heart of Amsterdam just off the Spui and the Kalverstraat. A charity of lovely little houses for older ladies sponcered in the old days by a wealthy family. The houses surround a garden and an English church. Good place to stop and rest after hours of walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go as the sun goes down. Beautiful with an eerie tranquil quality. A still moment in the middle of a busy city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to believe this kind of place still exist in 2016. I really liked it. There is still a wooden house and the small church is very beautiful. Just lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our walking guide took us into this courtyard and one of the two churches. There are no indications of its history or current uses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, slightly mystical little place that is a haven of tranquility in the heart of bustling Amsterdam. Difficult to find but worth the search, Begijnhof is a place of quiet contemplation, a medieval courtyard stepped down from street level and dating back to the 14th century. Access to the buildings is restricted as this is a residential area but even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very charming little courtyard of well maintained houses previously owned by nuns and now social housing - it is steeped in history and a tranquil escape from city life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to watch out for the openings into Begijnhof or you'll miss them. Once you walk through the gateways you enter into a calm and beautiful place - a green, surrounded by lovely old houses, every one different to the others. Only part of the courtyard is accessible - the rest is shut off for the residents. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we had the address and a map, we had difficulty finding this charming area. I am so glad we did not give up! We finally discovered a hallway leading to this beautiful area. We were in the middle of the city, but found a tranquil area. The church and homes were worthy of a visit.

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