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. Put Begijnhof into our Amsterdam trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amsterdam.
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  • In the heart of the city, we find this set of houses, with the reputation of being the oldest in Amsterdam. It was founded in 1346 in order to accommodate the Sorority of the beguines, Catholic and secular. In the part number 34 that we can see the oldest House in the city, dating from 1528, built of wood, one of the two unique constructions of this material remaining in Amsterdam. In front of it we find the Engelse Kerk, Church of the 15th century, which was confiscated after the Reformation. The set is accessed by a portal located in the Spui square, crowned by a statue of St. Úrsula. It is open daily from 08.00 to 17.30 hours. The access is free.
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  • A hidden gem of an oasis in the city. Interesting for only a few minutes though and covered in the walking tours.  more »
  • a haven of peace, toured the morning almost nobody in the aisles, or we can figure out the rear of the houses all equipped with individual garden, in the centre a large square of pelouse.a the ride, we're almost in the countryside to see also for the original House in bois.on has loved for the clipping of the city.
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  • The most quiet and hidden place in the city centre. It is like a gated community, but very beautiful. You can also visit one of the churches.
  • I was so pleased to have found myself in there! You can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. A good fact to know about this place is that actual people live in those lovely houses and it’d be nice not to disturb their lives as nosy tourists. Just go, politely take pictures and behave respectfully. It’s a must-see place in the old town of Amsterdam. It shows that there are other parts to it and not just popular canals.
  • Super. This little corner of the historic centre of Amsterdam it's great. Very cool. You can find here a little space full of peace and history in the middle of the red light district that's famous certainly not for his peacefulness
  • So quite. Love th vibe change all of a sudden. It's my favourite place to visit now in Netherlands / Belgium area.
  • beautiful!! serene. absolute must see when you're in Amsterdam
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