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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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