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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"
in 26 reviews
"amsterdam museum"
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"small church"
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"peaceful place"
in 29 reviews
"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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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"churches"
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Very interesting. One of the only two remaining wooden houses left in Amsterdam, Houten Huys, 34 Begijnhof. Church and Chapel are both beautiful.

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

My favorite spot in Amsterdam. It's a quiet, beautiful historic spot in the middle of the city. One of Amsterdam's oldest wooden houses is situated there as well. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Do visit this old 'Beguinage": a roughly triangular courtyard with houses for old ladies. two interesting churches and a nice atmosphere!

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

I have been to Begijnhof countless times as I used to live close by. It is not a 'must see highlight' but it is certainly worth to quickly peep in to experience the oasis of tranquility as a contrast to the hustle and bustle of...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Beautifully maintained homes and gardens, little information provided at site but I imagine it is due to privacy issues.

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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Behind the shopping streets in central Amsterdam you will discover a beautiful peaceful garden courtyard surrounded by pretty houses. These were originally almshouses in the 17th and 18th centuries.

1  Thank Lois G
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

A hidden oasis in the middle of the city. Church of Scotland and a hidden Catholic church surrounded by beautiful homes. Interesting history.

Thank pondtraveler
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Quiet court and an English church in the heart of the city

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Not worth visiting since you just see little gardens and most is locked to preserve privacy of neighbours

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

A very peacefull setting after battling the crowds in the shops ,especially when the snow covered the whole area.We travelled in December 2010 and although this review is some 12 months late in writting the memories are still fresh.The houses are devine each one individual...More

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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
11 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
29 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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