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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
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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
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Reviewed yesterday

The Begijnhof is one of the oldest courtyards (or hofjes as they are called locally) in Amsterdam. This courtyard is surrounded by old homes (including one from 1528) and two churches. This courtyard is the only one in the inner ring of old Amsterdam and...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed yesterday

I've been a couple of times before but our recent visit had a LOT more people. Maybe because it was a lovely Summer day or maybe the secret is out. Well worth a visit to this oasis in the city!

Thank CheddarHouseAU
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amongst the hustle and bustle of busy central Amsterdam is this charming quiet area. Its history as a place of residence for single women in Amsterdam makes it even more surprising.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This little spot in Centrum, deep in the heart of Old Amsterdam, is a total must! A few nuns still live there, and a stroll around the place is a delight. There's a little museum inside one of the buildings where you can learn more...More

Thank maschw01
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely little enclave in the middle of a bustling city Beautiful buildings and an incredible history

Thank BobR16
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really Nice And quiet place in the city centre. Not only worth the visit based on its history, but also to hear the birds singing and to relax. One of the most memorable catholic places in Amsterdam, especially in a city where catholicism was underpressed...More

Thank Joamicale
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a beautiful part of Amsterdam (dutch) heritage and such a shame that much of it is now blocked for visitors and only for residents.

Thank robertajo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a calm and beautiful place and definitely worth a visit.though some touristy parts may be crouded, this place is full of silence

Thank armita m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Begijnhof is the perfect place in Amsterdam to enjoy a respite from the crowds of the city squares! Yet, this is just a block or two away from the hustle and bustle of the squares. Perfect neighborhood to explore.

Thank glenuehlein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the main architectural attractions in ancient Amsterdam. Entrance to the courtyard is free. Come inside, walk around, take some pictures of this quiet square where only women can live since centuries. Skip the churches and the shop. Do not put your feet on...More

Thank Lorenzo C
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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
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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.
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
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.