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Begijnhof

Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
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Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

I think it was a nice place to see if you are in the area. It's very centrally located, so you probably will find yourself walking by at some point. I liked reading about the history of the area and I enjoyed taking a peak...More

Thank Sharkalark
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this by accident as it is somewhat difficult to find. Having on of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam & surrounded by beautiful gardens it it well worth seeking out.

Thank violinmaker1964
Reviewed 4 days ago

We headed here, as a separate trip, it was nice to see, but not that very exciting. Had lunch at the seafood bar close by, which was fantastic though. If the neighbourhood, like after passing the terrible red light district, why not

Thank Calle K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I probably wouldn't make a special effort to visit the Begijnhof, but if you are in the area, do stop in. It is tucked away behind a street full of stores and shops and you might not even notice it without prior knowledge that it...More

Thank LyndaMN
Reviewed 5 days ago

A quiet oasis, but not much else to do here. You can go into 1 or 2 churches but that’s about it. Might be better with a tour to get an idea of some history. Good location so easy to visit.

Thank sandersdg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small serene place to escape the hectic streets of Amsterdam. Be aware that whilst open to visitors it is home to many residents.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the more interesting stops on our tour was the Begijnhof, formerly a convent dating back to the 14th century. We walked through a little archway and down a rabbit hole alley into an oasis of solitude where we were greeted by Amsterdam's oldest...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

went in here late in the day. a break from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a summer Saturday afternoon. quiet and pastoral.

Thank JackBronson1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as was in Amsterdam for the day found this on a web site and went to have a look . wow what a nice area so close to the main street and what a chapel well worth a look inside

Thank stuart d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is basically a courtyard square of homes and two (?) church buildings where single women lived in the middle ages. It's set in the center of the city accessed through small archways... if you didn't know it was there, you would walk right by....More

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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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jsw53
when does this open to public on Thursdays?
10 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
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OregonMarnie
Will it be possible to attend Mass on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017? at what times? estimated walking time from Banks Mansion Hotel?
28 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.
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MichaelQS P
is there a charge for entrance to the Begijnhof chapel
6 October 2016|
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Response from RHF1 | Reviewed this property |
No admission charge but a box for donations.
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