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Address: Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 224 17 90 ‎
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Serenity,mix of Des-res, crumbling buildings and religion

One approaches the convent from the north to find on the left an odd long walled building of indeterminate age along the road. Eventually one finds an unassuming entrance with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Mike K
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

One approaches the convent from the north to find on the left an odd long walled building of indeterminate age along the road. Eventually one finds an unassuming entrance with a notice board of rules and regs. As one proceeds deeper an expensive interpretive notice board explains the history with an unproof read description 'since 17xx'. EU Interreg IV monies... More 

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196 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A little bit far from the center and just a small street. Not the best in Belgium. If you have time, ok. Otherwise, I believe you can save some time to see the Beguinage in Leuven or Bruges.

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Kent, Texas
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

After having visited multiple other beguinages in Holland and Belgium, I highly recommend a visit to Our lady of Ter Hoyen Beguinage. It appears the small townhouses are now rented out (i.e., signs for a very high end real estate company were posted on one). Nonetheless, what recommends a visit are the following factors: the beguinage is totally intact, very... More 

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Thank Asta365
Leatherhead, Surrey
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

It's a 10 minute stroll out of the main tourist area but well worth a visit. The tranquility within what is a very busy city is amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

These almshouses for ladies and nuns are over 750 years old!! Nice square, church, convent and almshouses take you back in time!

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1 Thank Bill W
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I hesitate to make publicity for this beautiful beguinage, it is now so quiet en calm.... A flood of visitors would ruin this place that invites you to relax, think, meditate and find peace. Just two steps away from the centre and with a well hidden gate in the busy street. If you visit this oasis, please respect it too...

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1 Thank dierik
Belgium
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356 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

But certainly worthwhile becaus it's a charming and quiet place in the city.

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Gent, België
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

On the UNESCO World Heritage list. Take the time to walk the little streets and savour the atmosphere.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Lots of beguinages in the Low Countries by the sea, but this must be the largest one that still breathes the atmosphere of ancient times. No cars, lots of cobstones, small roads, some hundred houses, a peaceful meadow in the center, a baroque church. A hidden village where tourists don't come, although it's Unesco World Heritage.

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3 Thank fietslogies
Ghent, Belgium
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

People ask me where you can find places which exhale tranquility. This beguinage is the excellent place to stroll through the cobblestone streets, read a book on a bench or lay on the green pasture. This beguinage was founded in 1234, but most buildings are from the 17th century.

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