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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 622 1918
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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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Interesting piece of old original Amsterdam

Make sure you visit this hidden gem. Not much excitement, but beauty and serenity in the middle of Amsterdam. If you enjoy culture, you gotta see this.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you visit this hidden gem. Not much excitement, but beauty and serenity in the middle of Amsterdam. If you enjoy culture, you gotta see this.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good time spend on rainy day. one of the best shopping centers in the world, and a very beautiful one. don't miss the restaurant on top floor. excellent food

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are passing by, please take the time to step into this other time and place, a former convent, it still has a quiet atmosphere once you step in. The church is still holding masses and people live in this quiet place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have to know where it is to find it but it's definitely worth it. Beautiful, quiet place in the heart of the city. Beautiful church

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking silently through these gardens, watching carefully the indoors, respecting the silence that reigns in this place, a tourist can remind how, all in all, Amsterdam has been the capital city of a calvinistic country. Today it's just a small island in the big chaos of this town, and no beguine lives here no longer, but in the past this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After seven years living in Amsterdam still a favorite. I stop by the Begijnhof for a moment of calm whenever I am in and around the Spui. Its original purpose as a haven for devout women who lived the lives of nuns without taking vows, the old wooden house in Amsterdam, the church and the 'hidden' church across from make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice area hidden in the middle of town with courtyard and two churches which are worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Learned about a community I had no idea existed. Way ahead of its time in terms of helping a segment of society to flourish

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the heart of Amsterdam just off the Spui and the Kalverstraat. A charity of lovely little houses for older ladies sponcered in the old days by a wealthy family. The houses surround a garden and an English church. Good place to stop and rest after hours of walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go as the sun goes down. Beautiful with an eerie tranquil quality. A still moment in the middle of a busy city.

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