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Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage

Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 224 17 90
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Feb 18, 2018
“A little city within the city”
Oct 2, 2017
“So amazing”
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Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TheGreatestNomad
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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

Thank Katrien S
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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

Thank Rebrites
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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.

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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

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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

Thank lornabookworm
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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.

Thank beppo81
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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

Thank gentenaar2013
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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

Thank jordanellie41
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Reviewed February 11, 2016

I always thought this was a kind of a secret location, only known to a select bunch of people. But for those who like the atmosphere of the old flemish beguinages, and don't like the crowded Bruges beguinage, this is a nice alternative. Mind you,...More

Thank Pieter V
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