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Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in 3 Days in Amsterdam
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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centrum
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+31 20 622 1918
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hidden in the middle of the hustle of this vibrant city you will find this courtyard. You will find a chapel across from the church

Thank Chabu H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely enclosed community for single women to live in. Very peaceful and pretty. small english church and roman catholic chapel in the environs.small but delightful shop.

Thank s00
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by Begijnhof one morning on our was to the nearby Amsterdam Museum. It was a lovely repose from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. You need to respect the residents and obey the signage as to where you are allowed to...More

Thank jandefischer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This former enclosed convent consists of a series of tiny houses built around a central courtyard. It is now an oasis of calm and quiet in the middle of central Amsterdam. There is a protestant church in the courtyard but go into the chapel in...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 'other-worldly' square has two churches with interesting histories (One was a secret Roman Catholic church, the other a Reformed church where the Pilgrim Fathers came for refuge from England before sailing from here to join the Mayflower.) The oldest wooden house in the city...More

Thank flutefan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled into this little place by accident and were taken by its beauty. The lovely courtyard has one part closed except for residents but frankly it doesn’t matter. It’s really nice being away from cars and trams and mainly the bikes. There’s a small...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Begijnofs / Beguinages across Belgium and Holland. Normally they are older than Amsterdam’s, but they all have a sense of peace. This one is no exception. You have to visit one to experience it.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really an attraction in any real sense, nice if you’re passing but don’t go out of your way. It’s just a few old houses with a church surrounding a grassy area that you can’t walk or sit on. Had hoped to have a picnic...More

Thank JXG27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Begijnhof is a lovely tranquil area away from the bustle of the nearby crowds, trams and bicycles. The area has elegant houses around a tranquil green. There is a 15th century wooden house, a lovely church and a small chapel among the houses. In the...More

Thank Keith70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming place in the center of a noisy city. The yard is not easy to find. Beautiful old houses, one of them is the oldest in Amsterdam, two churches - Catholic and Scottish, green lawns, flowers. Island of peace and quiet. An amazing place,...More

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of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
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D.K. J
October 28, 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is owned by their religious order. and it functions as a retirement facility for older women of that order. I gather they are slowly passing and there are no replacements.
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jsw53
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
It's open from 9 to 5 officially. But I have gone in later
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OregonMarnie
December 28, 2016|
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Response from ABNKC | Reviewed this property |
It's too soon to say exact times for Easter but apparently the High Mass is at 12.15 and is held partly in English. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes from your hotel.
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