We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 114.04*
and up
Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam
More Info
US$ 84.03*
and up
Amsterdam Rickshaw Tour
More Info
US$ 58.82*
and up
Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“english church” (50 reviews)
“wooden house” (49 reviews)
“oldest house” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (3,792)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,321 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Begijnof is tucked away just off the Spui and well worth seeking out Believe it’s completely owned by a religious order Well maintained and interesting architecture

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built originally as a home for Catholic nuns, this enclosed garden and courtyard includes many building surrounding the lush green gardens. It is in the area of the Spui, which is also a tram stop. The enclosed area was meant to give security and be...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not just stumble across the Begijnhof. It is a small courtyard or part that is really accessible to the houses around it. You can gain entry via a small passageway that cuts though the surrounding buildings. There is a small church also in...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little quiet oasis in the heart of Amsterdam, once in the grounds it’s hard to believe Kalverstraat & Rokin are just a stones throw away. Due to lack of time did not spent enough time in the area & missed the wooden house, next...More

Thank broggy57
Reviewed 1 week ago

You're floundering in a steady stream of pedestrians and bikes in a busy part of central Amsterdam, and then....you walk through an archway into another world. It is a medieval courtyard -- grassed and paved -- and surrounded by tall houses, two churches and a...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a short stop when shopping or visiting the centre of Amsterdam. Jst pop in and out to feel the atmosphere. The part you can visit is very small as parts are reserved for residents. Not easy to find as only one entrance from Spui

Thank pilipili2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not easy to find the entrabce from the Spuiplein. Once found and entered you forget all the husle and the busle of the city tranquility takes over in a small peace of paradise in the hart of the city.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice peaceful place. It has 2 churches in the middle of Amsterdam, you won't believe how quiet it is here. The big chruch has English services.

Thank Annelies H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance is a simple door with a sign announcing times it is open to the public. Once inside, it is quite peaceful and charming. Beginning in the mid-1300s, it was a residence of Catholic lay women who performed good works, and today it still...More

Thank sunfanSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a little hard to find the entrance to this little area. Once inside, you'll notice that people actually living here and taking pictures are not recommended. The oldest house in Amsterdam is the one with the little black door. Spend few minutes here to...More

Thank zen012
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
Nearby Restaurants
The Seafood Bar Spui
1,171 reviews
.08 km away
Restaurant Tomaz
867 reviews
.06 km away
Restaurant Haesje Claes
3,504 reviews
.07 km away
Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen
1,318 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Amsterdam Museum
1,814 reviews
.12 km away
354 reviews
.12 km away
Civic Guards Gallery (Schuttersgalerij)
58 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
D.K. J
28 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
It's open from 9 to 5 officially. But I have gone in later
29 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Amsterdam