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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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“english church” (55 reviews)
“wooden house” (50 reviews)
“oldest house” (37 reviews)
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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 622 1918
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"english church"
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"wooden house"
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"oldest house"
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"catholic chapel"
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"amsterdam museum"
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"small church"
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"peaceful place"
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"oasis of calm"
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"quiet courtyard"
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"inner court"
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"spui square"
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"busy amsterdam"
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"middle ages"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful quiet part of Amsterdam that we just stumbled on, I had read about it but didn’t have it on our to do list, but I am glad we found it, so tranquil, pretty lovely little church and stunning houses in beautiful gardens

Thank flandersb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For many years this place used to be a well guarded secret. Only the people in the know knew they could enter through a small and discreet arch and escape the noise of Amsterdam. Now the place is full with tourists and they have need...More

Thank Dutch-Mikey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the oldest houses in Amsterdam, in a not very annoying court. A great place where to escape from the Confusion of the city centre

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely tranquil environment hidden from the busy streets. Don't miss the little chapel across from the church.

Thank CorkShropslass
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew we wanted to visit, but found the entrance through luck. Through a small courtyard gate, opens up into a large square with excellently preserved houses and church. Very few tourists here, maybe because it was slightly difficult to fine. Only improvement could be...More

Thank Hannah O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very small garden that is surrounded by houses. It's quite small, but it's very calm and if you have the time, it's nice to pass by

Thank MafaldaChambel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you take the "Begijnensteeg" from the shopping street "Kalverstraat", teeming with people, you arrive at the Amsterdam "Begijnhof", through the gate. The Begijnhof is, when we visited, an oasis of calm on this sunny winter day. Part of the walkways is "residents only", but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a walking tour and we saw the Begijnhof , loads of character and peaceful and very beautiful.

Thank IrelandDuchess
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine that on a busy Saturday afternoon you could end up in this tranquil place just behind the Amsterdam museum. This courtyard contains some small houses, the gardens go back to the middle ages. The green grass and the small white...More

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept historical Amsterdam town houses, neat gardens with two churches. Also housing one of the oldest wooden houses in Amsterdam. Worth a visit ...

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D.K. J
28 October 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is owned by their religious order. and it functions as a retirement facility for older women of that order. I gather they are slowly passing and there are no replacements.
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jsw53
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
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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