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“A Charming house” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beguinage (Begijnhof)

Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #10 of 57 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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“A Charming house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

One must see the little museumshowing how the more important members of the community lived, it's so spacious .

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“Fascinating glimpse into the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is well worth a visit if you're in Bruges. We learned a lot about the life of beguines (women who chose to live in a community but not actually as nuns). The furnishing of the rooms was fascinating and the grounds are lovely - it's very appropriate that you're asked to keep quiet there as the whole place radiates tranquillity. It was also good to see some of the community of Benedictine nuns who still live there - there was a real sense of continuity of purpose on the site. Although our visit was on a cold, grey day it's easy to see how lovely it would be when the spring flowers are out.

Visited February 2013
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“Tranquil!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit! Originally built for nuns or single women! This area hosts a delight for the eyes! Set near minnewatter, a haven for tranquility! The museum is well worth a visit and not too expensive!

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“"Sound of silence"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

What a nice experience to go back in time and to enjoy the sound of silence, Especially at this early hour of the day it was a joy to visit the serene quietness of the Beguinage. The little museum gives you a good impression of what life was all about in those days.

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“Always liked that place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This has always been a special place! Very quiet, peaceful, charming. Cell phones should really be switched off when entering this place!

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