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It took us a few tries to find this courtyard but we finally did.
Worth the effort.
Enclosed courtyard with 2 churches, one which offers a gratitude hour. Wooden houses dating back to 17th century,
Homes are still in use so be mindful if in...More
It is easy to miss the entrance to this special place - it is just an arched doorway between shops - The Begijnhof is just one of several of these special hidden courtyards in Amsterdam - this particular one holds an old wooden house (most...More
You enter this courtyard from an arched door. There's a small garden and two chapels, which can be visited. When I went only the begijnhof kapel was open. Simple quiet place where to spend 5/10 minutes.
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
Hi Minnewater - Planning to come (few coiuples) at the end of May to Brugge I wondered if it will be cold and windy around Minnewater? Our friends don't like too cold&windy places so I'm hesitating. I have read about the legend so it seemed as nice place to visit (we have some time in Brugge). Are the horse carriadge tours going by this lake in a way it can be seen and experienced to full? Maybe buses instead? As for Begijnhof - I've read it is a peaceful place but except of it I...More
March 02, 2014|
Minnewater is not a huge body of water like Lake Windermere (in fact I'd be tempted to say it is little more than a big pond): it is no colder and windier around there than anywhere else in Brugge. You can see "visitor photos" for yourself on tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g188671-d24… Yes the horse carriage tours include it on their route. The begijnhof is exceptionally pretty in springtime when the daffodils are out, but it is entirely up to you to decide whether or not you want to see...More
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
tour to amsterdam (12 Replies)
Hello dear travelers, I want start my first tour abroad from Amsterdam all by myself. I would be visiting in the month of May next year, basically to see the Holland's keukenhoff gardens,canals and museums I don't own a credit card, so most of hostels/hotel booking from Booking/trviago are restricted for me. Is it really required at all to book room/bed prior arrival or is it also possible on the day of arrival after making some search as we travel?. I would mostly be staying in...More
December 06, 2014|
Even in the dead off season I'd never try Amsterdam without pre booking hotels. And you are picking one of the busiest times to stay. Even or maybe even specifically hostels will fill up. I have seen people rose the streets going from hotel door to hotel door looking for a place to stay. Maybe someone has some recent booking experience with same day bookers. It's not my area but I do realize these were somewhat popular some years back. Maybe there would be an option there? Now I...More
Leuven -- getting there and about .. oh, and GLUTEN FREE (2 Replies)
I am attending a conference at KU Leuven next week and arrive from AMS to BRU on Monday morning. Is it easy enough to travel via public transport from the airport to Leuven. I am booked into Begijnhof B&B and would like to walk from the station, if possible to get my bearings. Is it possible ... are the streets confusing? Also ... I'm a coeliac ... how good is Belgium for gluten free and will my English wishes be understood? Thank you in advance ...
May 26, 2015|
Belgium is OK for purchasing non-gluten items in supermarkets and other food-shops but I have never seen any mention of it in cafés or restaurants. Unless self-catering, it will be up to you to select menu items not containing gluten, rather than relying on finding non-gluten alternatives to "normal" foodstuffs being on offer in restaurants. Coeliac disease isn't an enormous problem in Belgium (as I believe it is in e.g. Ireland), therefore there is not much public awareness or...More