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Begijnhof Lier

Begijnhofstraat, Lier 2500, Belgium
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Quaint 17-18th century housing originally meant for unmarried older women.

Like all begijnhofjes, it was meant for non religious (so not nuns) single women (“begijn”) to live... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Haje1946_11
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Purmerend
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A must to understand the medieval city

Such a beautiful site, the 'Begijnhof' where years ago religious women were living. And so quiet... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
maartenw2016
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Ghent, Belgium
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  • Excellent48%
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  • Average7%
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“small town” (2 reviews)
“century” (4 reviews)
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Begijnhofstraat, Lier 2500, Belgium
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"cobbled streets"
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"small town"
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Like all begijnhofjes, it was meant for non religious (so not nuns) single women (“begijn”) to live in, together with other unmarried women, the last begijn passed away in 1994. It was started in the 13th century, the existing houses are from the 17-18th century....More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Such a beautiful site, the 'Begijnhof' where years ago religious women were living. And so quiet... a typical Flemish situation

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It is indeed a small town. It has indeed this narrow alleys and small streets. Just let yourself get lost on them. You can guide yourself looking upwards and following to top of the churches though! And wear comfortable shoes as the streets are all...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

There are quite a few of these beguinages in the Low Countries, and this is perhaps the most attractive we have seen, with its sets of houses around courtyards, rustic streets and alleys and working church. There's something appealing about these communities of woman who...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

They sold a wonderful museum to Americans. De Kleine Wereld Museum is gone for ever.The exceptional collection, considered one of the finest private small museum of childhood ephemera in the world, featuring beautiful dolls, rare dollhouses, stores, kitchens, and finest quality doll furnishings from the...More

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This area is hidden away, and this makes it lovely and quiet to walk around. The cobbled streets and old buildings give it a serenity and peace.

Thank tovellbuild
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Considering the size of the town, this is a relatively large beguinage, but still only has 16 streets and alleys. One of the streets on one side has all the same houses, but in the rest you find a large range of different style and...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a quiet and peaceful place in the city. It's not that big, but nice to walk through the little cobbled streets. Go back in time ...

Thank NoeB1
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

such a perfect place to take wedding pictures! small cute houses, old streets. Just lovely. Its just 2 streets further from zimmerplein.

Thank Debo L
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

we visit this place regurlarly, since we live nearbye. It's a very authentic , quiet place a absolutely worth a visit ; and you can walk there anytime. Lier is a lovely little town with lots to see or do, only 15 kms from Antwerp

Thank KoenDT
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