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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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Have a look at living in 16 th century Amsterdam

This very old complex of small houses for women is a haven of tranquility in the centre of Amsterdam. Two old churches adorn the complex and in spring the greens are alight with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This very old complex of small houses for women is a haven of tranquility in the centre of Amsterdam. Two old churches adorn the complex and in spring the greens are alight with hundreds of snowdrops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped off here on a bike tour and it really is hidden away through an archway off a busy street. Worth popping into if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely inner court, peace and quiet. The buildings are nicely maintained and the courtyard is peaceful. Not an easy place to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took a tours by locals tour which included a stop at this beautiful courtyard. It is a quick stop as you wander the city. Mostly older single women live here today. It is open to the public during the day. Worth a quick visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is such a quaint, quiet and picturesque square in the city. It is a very serene setting, with a religious statue and mosaics, small church and a grassy area. It is also adjacent to a nice square with cafes and restaurants and cobbled streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful place, quiet and peaceful at the heart of the city! Even our teenager was impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is definitely a quiet spot. You would never know you are right in the centre of Amsterdam. Even though you aren't supposed to take photos everyone else was and they didn't get told off. The square is only open during certain hours so be sure to check. I wouldn't say this is a must-see since it was just a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A lot of tourists makes it not so calm and peaceful but still quiet. Take your time. It is a nice break from the buzy streets. It is a bit tricky to find behind the Amsterdam Museum. All my maps showed different positions. They close the area to the public at 5pm - respect that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A calm and quiet spot; you can forget about how loud and busy the surrounding city is. Interesting church and features to read about but it's important to be respectful of the place - no pictures are allowed and a quiet atmosphere is encouraged.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Still such a beautiful quiet piece of paradise in the midst of it all. a must see on your trip to Amsterdam but please respect the locals since your invading their privacy easily.

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Address: Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square

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