One of the city's oldest enclosed courtyards, Begijnhof is surrounded by several historical buildings. This inner courtyard dates back to the 14th century and is situated on the Singel canal. View the characteristically Dutch-Gothic wooden homes of this medieval square, including the oldest wooden house in Amsterdam, Het Houten Huis, which was built in the Middle Ages. See the old courtyard gate, built in 1574, as well as the 19th-century gatehouse. If you walk along the southern edge of the courtyard, you can more closely see the features of the 15th-century English Church with its original medieval tower. Make Begijnhof a part of your Amsterdam vacation plans using our Amsterdam tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It remains, of course, a beautiful place in Amsterdam, but in the season it is in the row. The residents share is afgesloen so as to create some privacy. But if you like coming there anyway. It is a special place.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is perhaps what I liked most about Amsterdam. You enter through a tiny door in Spui. Hard to find it, is a semicircular arch with a sculpture above the key. And enter, from the hustle and bustle, the trams, people and bikes, it seems that you are in another world. A garden with flowers surrounded by quiet cottages. No one miss it...
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  • August 17, 2017
    Of course, smaller, but reminds by its structure of Bruges. What tranquility, and the major point, this church hidden, incredible, unthinkable volume seen from the exterieur.i a few moments of calm within its beautiful gardens.
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