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Begijnhof 30  



 
 
The Begijnhof is the ideal place to visit for an escape from the noise of the city. To explore this secret courtyard find the heavy wooden door in Amsterdam’s busy centre (entrance on Spui), push it open, and an oasis of 14th-century houses and gardens appears, along with two churches. The Begijnhof is at medieval street level, which means a meter below the rest of the old city center. Also here is Amsterdam’s oldest house (one of the city’s only two remaining wooden houses), dating from 1475. Women still live here, so groups aren’t allowed and visitors are asked not to make too much noise. The Begijnhof is definitely worth a mention on this list of free things to do in Amsterdam.
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"Beautiful but crowdy"
Very peaceful place I guess but 2 busses of Japanese people changed that in a second. Worth seeing though and it's free!
Written by John, 2 years ago on TOP3.AMSTERDAM
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"Nice Church"
We visited here on a Sunday on a walking tour to see the pulpit. The panels were designed by the artist Mondriaan. The service had finished but the...
Written by Taxidevil, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Did I miss something??"
This is a small courtyard with some cute houses. Nothing to get too excited about, but worthwhile popping by if close by.
Written by holidaymaddddd, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Lovely"
Find this lovely almost secret haven and enjoy the secret chapel just beautiful. Maybe not on a Sunday as very busy!
Written by westbourners, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Interesting place, a bit of calm in the hustle of the city"
Very close to the main shopping street, just through an archway you find the place where it all started for Amsterdam. Quiet and interesting to see....
Written by Heiko197, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"So close, yet so far"
The Begijnhof is a peaceful Medieval inner courtyard, a corner away from Amsterdam's bustling shopping centre, of 47 townhouses of character dating...
Written by MIXXfromMALTA, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Peaceful"
This is such a pretty and peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle outside. Mostly 16th and 17th Century houses but there is a 14th Century black...
Written by Chris B, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Delightful old Amsterdam"
Here you find examples of superb 16 th century houses clustered around a small green with an incredible old church that was the centre of worship for nuns...
Written by 10Raindrops, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Hidden Garden (Hofje) in de centre of Amsterdam, a must-see"
Right behind the busy shopping street Kalverstraat, you'll find this secret garden: Het Begijnhof. Old ladies of a particular church used to live...
Written by umbria_10, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Beautiful and peaceful"
We wandered in while still jet-lagged and it was the perfect place to unwind and just enjoy a quiet corner of Amsterdam. We tried to open the door of the...
Written by melange1, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Charming Courtyard"
An unassuming door leads into this lovely courtyard with a church in the centre. The façades are all Amsterdam styled with some variation. The courtyard...
Written by IndiraIra, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice Oasis"
Great place to stop and contemplate on a Sunday morning. It was peaceful compared to the goings on in Amsterdam. Worth a stop for sure.
Written by NESailor, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Beautiful courtyard!!"
This is a magnificent beautiful courtyard. It's so quiet, yet it is right in the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam's city centre. A very special...
Written by Travelledalot25, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"So peaceful in the heart of the city"
I have been to Amsterdam many times but never knew about this place. Saw some vaulted ceilings through a door and went in to investigate ......what a...
Written by Audrey P, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice and quiet"
A nicely preserved garden in the oldest neighborhood in Amsterdam with a couple of statues and a church. Aaaaand that's all.
Written by Saint1925, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Oase van rust naast de Kalverstraat"
Ik woon in Amsterdam en het is heerlijk even bij te komen van de drukke winkelstraten op Begijnhof. Frietje halen bij Vlaams Friethuis en hier opeten. De...
Written by Maarten_Ams, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Heerlijk die rust."
Keer op keer is het een verrassing dat dit oude Begijnhof zo rustig is naast de nabij gelegen winkelstraat.
Written by Heiltina, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Groots in zijn eenvoud"
Bij ons zijn de begijnhoven meestal met kleine , lage huisjes hier zijn ze vooral groot waar we met veel bewondering naar gekeken hebben , het enige...
Written by carine d, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Prachtig stukje Amsterdam"
Op bezoek in Amsterdam mag je dit beslist niet missen. Een prachtig voorbeeld van de hofjescultuur in oud Amsterdam.
Written by peter490220, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Most unexpected place in the hart of the city"
This is a place you must see and if you have the chance to visit the church this could be the cherry on the cake. Amazingly quiet
Written by Frank v, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quiet and peaceful"
We didn't spend too long in there as it was near closing time for visitors. But when we did enter, we noticed the silence... It felt like you were...
Written by Colin H, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quiet reflective place to visit"
Not that easy to find since the Begijnhof sits just off a busy market, but once inside it is a wonderful area and provides a real insight into 18th...
Written by 7StevieR, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"A very nice place to visit, especially for god fearing women!"
As the owner of an B&B several people asked me about the Begijnhof Amsterdam. It is a very old 'Hof' intended for Catholic woman. It was...
Written by JeroenWCSKok, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Don't Miss This!"
This is somewhere you should not miss! It is really beautiful with a fascinating history. It is not hard to find either.
Written by Amsterdam_Snackers, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice but avarage"
If you are in the era - it will be nice for a 5 minutes stop. A really quite place. Nothing special.
Written by SivanLu, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Altijd een verrassing"
Het Begijnhof is altijd weer een verrassing als je door een van de poorten naar binnen loopt: rust, stilte, mooie geveltjes. De interessante historie is...
Written by r m, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Historisch maar erg toeristisch"
Dit hofje midden in het centrum kent een rijke historie en ik kan iedereen dan ook aanraden zich hier van tevoren iets in te verdiepen voor een bezoek....
Written by Nicolet D, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Rust in de binnenstad"
Niet te missen als je naar de binnenstad gaat. je vergeet dat je in de stad bent. dorpje in de stad. (antwerpen is er ook een begijhof)
Written by girish b, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Oord van rust naast drukke Kalverstraat"
Een begijnhof is rust maar dit kleine hof, vlak naast de drukke winkelstraten is als een eiland. Passeer er even en geniet van de stilte maar niet te lang...
Written by A M, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Lekker rustig stukje amsterdam"
Dit stukje Amsterdam is heerlijk rustig om te bezoeken. Advies is wel om dit heerlijk vroeg op de dag te doen, om te voorkomen dat er teveel toeristen...
Written by Dave t, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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