worth reading the plaque about the community of righteous women who loved in this neighborhood. a truly lovely spot.
Historically, this was where single women who were religious but who didnt want to join an Order, lived. People are still living there, and the public are only allowed into limited areas. Here exists a haven of peace and serenity, just at the end of the busy Kalver Straat. You need to find the wooden door to enter, it is... More
On our stroll through amsterdam we entered the innocuous gateway which led into the Begijnhof, what a delight! This oasis of calm in the middle of the city was a very welcome sight. The pretty gardens surrounded by houses ( one of which was the oldest in Amsterdam) were a treat. There are also two chapels enclosed in the grounds,... More
Tucked of the main shopping street is a garden and chapel where residents still live. Cost you nothing to visit there is a little chapel shop Some parts are cordoned of as residents still live in the houses Worth a visit
If you want a couple of minutes of peace and contact with yourself and like they say, to "stop and smell the roses", you must go there. Bear in mind that the entrance door is not easy to find, but if you -for example- check with google maps, there will be no problem in finding the way to enter this... More
Located in the heart of busy Centrum, Beginjhof is a throwback to the past. Well worth seeking out and sitting in the pretty gardens for a bit of meditation during a day's frantic sightseeing. One can see why the Beguines chose to live there.
We had some time to kill while waiting for our booked time to go up into the bell tower of the Westerkerk, and decided to spend the time in Het Begijnhof. It is a very tranquil space even though it's in the middle of the city centre. Once you pass through the gates, it is like stepping a century or... More
We would never have found this without the guide. It is just a wooden door in the street. Behind the door however is a diiferent world. It is so peaceful and well kept. I won't spoil it by telling the history but it is well worth a visit and helps to highlight the great diversity in this city. Being a... More
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