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Beguinage Museum

Begijnhof, Turnhout 2300, Belgium
+32 14 42 12 48
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We parked our car in a parking lot nearby and walked to the beguinage. It's large and very nice... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Moscow, Russia
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A Beguinage (Begijnhof) is always a hidden jewel. Beguines were "religious women", widows or... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Begijnhof, Turnhout 2300, Belgium
+32 14 42 12 48
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We parked our car in a parking lot nearby and walked to the beguinage. It's large and very nice, one of the prettiest beguinages of Belgium I've been to. It's a very pleasant walk, especially early in the morning - it was quiet and we...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

A Beguinage (Begijnhof) is always a hidden jewel. Beguines were "religious women", widows or spinsters who wished to live independent but commited life outside the recognised orders with their vows of fidelity and poverty.This beguinage is quite big. The location was used to be a...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We visited the Beguinage and the museum on Jul 23th. We parked our car on a parking lot (6€ for a day) in front of the National Playing Card Museum (Parking Muylenberg, Beekstraat). It is about 0,7 miles by foot from the Béguinage. You can...More

Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A beguinage (From the French béguinage) is an architectural complex which formerly housed beguines, lay religious women who lived in community without taking vows or retiring from the world. They were encircled by walls and separated from the town proper by several gates which were...More

Thank WilcoB
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Came here with a couple of girlfriends, we were super impressed. Not only with the history and stories but also the lady there who showed us around. She was very informative and super lovely! Definitely recommend coming here!

Thank DezzyDee
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I have seen a very small beguinage museum in Breda, and the beguinage museums in Bruges and Tongeren looked quite small, although I did not enter there. This one in Turnhout surprised me by being quite large, including several nicely decorated rooms. It is located...More

Reviewed 16 October 2015

This is a walled complex which consists of a small church . Bascially this was founded in the 12 th century by Mr. Hendrick van breda. This is a complex which helped the small group of the pious catholic womens who wished to live their...More

1  Thank Sanjay D
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Beguinages are an experience not to miss in any Flemish town. As every other beguinage in Flanders, the Turnhout beguinage has its own surprising features to stumble upon while visiting. Definitely worth the stroll!

Thank Kagamitabi
Reviewed 12 August 2015

absolute silence and unique old buildings in the centre of the city. Walk around to feel the atmosphere of the 17e century.

1  Thank bmw52
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Beguines were a fascinating order, and this beguinage and museum is one of the best we have seen. The introductory video was fascinating, including interviews with beguines, The museum itself was also extremely good. Add to this the most helpful staff we have met...More

1  Thank OlderGuy1956
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