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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0206221918
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Hidden garden square in central Amsterdam

There are only two heavy timber doors that lead to the Beguinhof and they are only open during daytime hours, so check your map carefully because it is unlikely you will stumble... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are only two heavy timber doors that lead to the Beguinhof and they are only open during daytime hours, so check your map carefully because it is unlikely you will stumble upon this hidden garden square right in the centre of Amsterdam. It's a lovely green garden space to experience, complete with a couple of chapels and some historic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the bustling city centre this place offers a moment of quiet reflection. I love it especially in the mornings, there is a true serenity to be found. As much as I love Amsterdam buzz I love this place to take a deep breath and recharge batteries. Every time I visit Amsterdam I make sure to visit this place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice Place, you can get into this yard only from 11-17 hours, From Sprue street. it is free, you must keep scilence

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this spot for a break from the busy city. Make sure to visit both churches (the hidden Catholic church and the English Reformed Church where the pilgrims worshiped.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I visited the English Reformed Church inside the Begijnhof on a sunny April Sunday morning. The service was wonderful with beautiful choral music accompanied by a splendid organ. This church has a rich history and was attended by Vincent Van Gogh and the Pilgrims prior to coming to America. The people were friendly, and we enjoyed a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pity we couldn't see in one of the apartments. What really fascinated me was the amount of "hofjes' in The Netherlands. What a wonderful way to house older people who are not too wealthy! Could introduce this concept in many more countries!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's not easy to find the church. A man pointed out a door. We entered it and we found in an enclosed area. On Sunday morning , in the Catholic chapel, there's a mass in Dutch at 10.30. At 11.15 a French Mass with Central African songs. Deeply felt .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came across this purely by chance, off a side road. It was extremely interesting and beautiful. Very historic and has still kept its history to this day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A neat area to find (make sure to use a map, or you could walk right by it since it is a tucked away courtyard). Good information boards to explain the history and interesting to see 2 contrasting churches right across from each other.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there just after amsterdam museum. I was sure I can rest there in quite and peacefull place. In my opinion it is not worth to go there, plenty of tourist and place look just normal. It lost it old monastry climate.

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