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De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos)

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Address: Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Reaching to the poor

When I arrived at the De Vos Almshouse I was admiring its houses. They were so beautiful! Wow! The almshouses were quite popular during the Middle Ages in Bruges. Wealthy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at the De Vos Almshouse I was admiring its houses. They were so beautiful! Wow! The almshouses were quite popular during the Middle Ages in Bruges. Wealthy people as well as guilds supported these endeavors. Thanks to them, the poor could have a place to stay. Wow! Bruges took care of its poor in the Middle Ages.... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I stumbled upon these almshouses more or less by accident. It's well worth taking a look into the courtyard where the gardens appear to be well-tended, despite the fact that most of the houses did not appear to be occipied.

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Thank Richard_Harpum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Saw this on a walking tour of the city. Neat courtyard. Pretty garden and interesting buildings and history. Would probably recommend.

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Thank Nick M
Maidenhead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across these & so pleased we did as they showed yet another feature of this delightful city. Very peaceful.

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Thank FarAwayFromHome
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our trip to the medival city of brugges was facinating we have been back many times. Hotel Ter Duinen is one of the best small family run hotels we have had bed and breakfast in. It is also cheap and if you pay up front. the proprietor will give you a 20% discount on the cost of your stay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I loved how you walked through a doorway in a wall and came upon this magical spot, with its beautiful gardens and quaint houses. Another one of Bruges very many special spots to discover. Need to be walking to see this gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We went for a walk in the evening, not the shortest way back home from the centre, it was very nice to go in to see the courtyard garden and enjoy it.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had to find this place and it's absolutely lovely. A little sanctuary that is just nice to walk around, we were lucky the weather was great and that makes a difference

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Away from the hub of the city lies this lovely historical retreat with enjoyable short walks and Nuns actively going about their duties in their own world

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Madeira Islands, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

All those funny tiny houses! So lovely! All Bruges is so cute! You wont regret a minute! August was the perfect month, although i had rain in the day that we visit Bruges.

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