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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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  • In the heart of Amsterdam you will find this place full of history. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city you come into a haven of peace. Let the inhabitants of this hofje with rest and enjoy the image of centuries back that you experience here.
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  • All of a sudden. We heard that we had our list of banner name. But we find it he found us. There's a church on the right at the entrance immediately inside the Church, describing Turkish have hung the door brochure. I've read two lines turned off so garner garner. Don't call it smells the presence with the courtyard outside the nation. I think it is, but how the two minutes you're going to get a peace of mind with your eye, looking at it makes me wonder.
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  • You have to watch out for the openings into Begijnhof or you'll miss them. Once you walk through the gateways you enter into a calm and beautiful place - a green, surrounded by lovely old houses, ever...  more »
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  • Cute location, but not as interactive as I would have expected. Granted, there are people living here and I respect giving them space. I do wish there were more informational plaques around the area. I did a lot of my research online before visiting. It is worth a visit if you love history and want to see a unique, historical party of Amsterdam, but it won't take very long, maybe 5-10 minutes at the most.
  • Overhyped but pretty, hardly a 'hidden' gem was v busy. Lovely Chapel though
  • A quiet space, right in the city of Amsterdam. Make sure you read about this place when you're there, it's quite an interesting history the place got.
  • Nice place, it's very calm and silent. Beautiful park. A must see in Amsterdam
  • A place so quiet you can hear the birds sing