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A surprise

Our guide took us to the beguinage and explained its history as a place for ingle women to live... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
GregB052148
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
A little city within the city

The beguinage is still under renovation and conversion to modern living standards, but part of the... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
KatrienS955
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our guide took us to the beguinage and explained its history as a place for ingle women to live safely without having to be in a convent. Very beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregB052148
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Nice place to see. This was a place built by women as a safe haven for themselves in medieval times.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed February 18, 2018

The beguinage is still under renovation and conversion to modern living standards, but part of the houses have already been very nicely renovated and are being used again. People do live here, so it is not a museum, but it has a very nice atmosphere,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Like many people I am fascinated by the Beguines, and I love that so many Beguinages still exist. Sadly, no one in Belgium seems inclined to inform outsiders of what these places were, and are, and will be in the future. There are no signs...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rebrites
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is just behind the lovely Hotel Hancelot and quite out if the way. It's beautiful. Quite and delightful with a few explanatory signs. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This was a history lesson on something I was totally unaware of. It was very interesting to stroll through the grounds and see how these women lived. Definitely something worth doing a bit of research on before visiting, There were no guides so you need...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

I was expecting a much smaller establishment, but the groups of houses around the church was far greater than I had imagined. Some of them have been restored and are now social housing, and many more are awaiting their turn. Unmarried women and widows used...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Little bit out of the beaten path, this small alleys between gardens and cobblestones offer a very relaxing atmosphere and worth the small detour. Not as nice as other begijnhof in Flanders but not crowded at all.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank beppo81
Reviewed August 17, 2017

a leisurely quiet walk around the Beguinage to look at the lovely houses and one or two small chapels to look inside and perhaps say a prayer, takes around one hour to walk around at a nice pace

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank gentenaar2013
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Unfortunately the church was closed when I went there so I only got to see it from the outside. Also it was pouring with rain at this time so I didn't see it at the best of times. It looks a bit old and dated...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jordanellie41
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