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Begijnhof, Amsterdam

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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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  • When you visit this placee, please respect the peopole who live here, you can wander around on this quietest spot in the middle of the centre in Amsterdam  more »
  • Right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam is this wonderfully quiet little spot. Great to experience.  more »
  • in the middle of the bustling city a refuge of calm and of history. very nice and a visit to each case value.
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