Hofje van Bakenes
Hofje van Bakenes
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JohannesNL023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Haarlem has dozens of concealed retreats ('hofjes'), many of which can be visited during day time. Just open a door and a different world is at your feet - you can download a brochure from the Haarlem municipal website.
Van Bakenes is my favorite! (entrance via Bakenessergracht)
Written May 9, 2017
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CurlyTraveller
L'Alfas del Pi, Spain208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
This Hofje is one of many in Haarlem.

I love Hofjes (interior courtyards), because they are often more or less hidden. Like a secret. Upon entering, all city noises are gone. It is quiet, and the uniform architecture adds to the peaceful experience.

When in Haarlem, I recommend to do a so-called Hofjes-walk, that will lead you along a variety of hofjes.
Written February 17, 2016
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MiamiKeyWest
Amsterdam851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This seems to be the oldest hofje in The Netherlands, initially built in 1395. It counted 20 houses, all of them still inhabited.
Written January 11, 2019
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
One of the charming aspects of Haarlem is the existence of historic "hofjes". One of the oldest "hofjes" is the "Hofje van Bakenes". Is was established in the 17th century, but the complex was already in use in the 14th century; it was then an institution for women. The "Hofje van Bakenes" has a traditional pattern. Entrance through a forbidding door. (This "hofje" has an open door, no ringing necessary). You step into a beautiful garden, round which the historic houses are grouped. Sit down on a bench and take in the historic details. See the pictures I have added. The half doors and the restored pump for example. Include this "hofje" in your Haarlem tour. Entrance is free.
Written August 4, 2018
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Mikka K
Heemstede, The Netherlands66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
One of the numerous " Hofjes" in Haarlem one visits when on Hofjestour !!! This is SOOO typical Dutch and very very nice!
Also a great site-seeing way of Haarlem centre at the same time... Just Do it.
Written May 5, 2016
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Vincent B
Haarlem, The Netherlands64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
By far the prettiest and most charming of all the hofjes Haarlem has to offer. Definitely worth as visit.
Written April 23, 2016
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is said to be the oldest Hofje in The Netherlands. Hours vary, but If you see one that is open, take a few minutes to step inside the gate and admire the gardens.
Written September 12, 2022
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
These traditional areas are worth a look if you can gain access - they are not all open to the public all the time. They are tranquil and pretty - an oasis in the heart of the town
Written August 16, 2019
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Akshaya S
Noida, India432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Went to this hofje during the Haarlem trip. It is a very typical Dutch concept and a nice one. I can imaging the people living there would have a nice little place for themselves in the evening to enjoy. Since there are occupied houses around this courtyard, one has to be attentive of not making a lot of noise or disturbance to the people.
Written December 11, 2018
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