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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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  • as was in Amsterdam for the day found this on a web site and went to have a look . wow what a nice area so close to the main street and what a chapel well worth a look inside  more »
  • This is basically a courtyard square of homes and two (?) church buildings where single women lived in the middle ages. It's set in the center of the city accessed through small archways... if you did...  more »
  • We visited this area with a guide who showed us some of the less frequented areas of Amsterdam. This was the oldest inner court in the city and was founded during the middle ages. It was a home for ol...  more »