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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged...
Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
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lovely place, great atmosphere

we saw it early morning before groups, it was so intimate, really ancient and private, something magic in the atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

we saw it early morning before groups, it was so intimate, really ancient and private, something magic in the atmosphere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Beginjhof was on my list of places I would like to visit while we were in Amsterdam but we din't get there until our last day. I am glad we did not miss it. There is not a lot to see but what there is is lovely and interesting. The courtyard itself is almost hidden through a narrow archway and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great place to have some peace and quit in de themiddle of Amsterdam, near to shops and alle kinds of nice little restaurants as well as 5 minutes away from the Dam and the palace and appr 110 minutes from 'de negen straatjes' (the nine streets)..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Like all of these, it is not easy to find but worth the effort. It is a large, gardened hidden courtyard with some of the oldest houses( included a rare wooden one) in the city. It has a Catholic chapel that is worth visiting as it was all part of refuge for Catholics in the protestant country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Small courtyard inside a big market square. One of the two last wooden houses in Amsterdam is located here. Leads straight to Amsterdam museum. Very quaint little courtyard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

located right in the middle of Amsterdam, when you enter you feel in another city! All the noise (not that Amsterdam has a lot of it) is gone and you kinda feel in peace

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This garden is pretty but, i don't think it should be on the must-see list of things to do in Amsterdam. There are many other gardens in the city that have a bigger 'wow' factor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was by far one of my favourite places in Amsterdam. I'd researched it before my visit so knew I wanted to find it and I was so glad I did. We came across this quite easily through a gate just off spui. Such a beautiful and peaceful setting, makes for amazing photographs! A must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The grassed area is private (as are the houses) so you get to see them from a distance. There is a small chapel there which - when open - is a nice place to pop into. Some of the tile work near to the Spui entrance is exquisite. That entrance, by the way, is through a door on a spring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lovely place, a nice garden with typical houses around the yard, a quiet place to relax in the middle of the busy city. There is almost a hidden entrance to a small quite old but beautiful chapel.

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