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Begijnhof, Amsterdam

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Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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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  • Nice green quiet in the heart of the city we don't s are not expected! Very nice to take a break!
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  • I stumbled across this by accident and was pleasantly surprised. Well worth a visit if you want to catch your breath in a busy city, interesting history and a beautiful chapel.  more »
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