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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice part of Bruges to visit a bit away from the madding crowds at Markt. The old convent exudes history and the church has a lovely display of artwork depicting the stations of Christ. The area is famous for its large gathering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Parish31
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent five days in Bruges during the holiday season. One of the only attractions in the city that was open on Christmas day was the UNESCO World Heritage - Begijnhof. Opening hours are 6.30am to 6.30pm daily. Here you find an open tranquil...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is beautiful and a place for serenity in Bruges if you happen to have some free time. There is a small museum and some cute white houses.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of Bruges you will find this quiet Oasis of calm. There is a lovely square to stroll around (with signs encouraging you to stay quiet) I really loved the architecture and quaint doorways with original features. There are still Nuns living in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NomadicKiwi1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated just a short stroll from the centre of Bruges, the large area was once owned and operated by members of a lay sisterhood the Beguines who looked after the sick and dying. Although they no longer exist the area is still run by Benedictine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a sort of medieval social service center with a religious utopian Christian theme, but with lay people. It is now a Benedictine Convent. There is a museum and the views are breathtaking. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott077
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to visit and hear about the Beguins- fascinating - dont miss it - both the little chapel and the museum

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caroldixon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth visiting whilst in Bruges. Listen to the story of the place, it is very interesting. Very quiet, calming and relaxing place. Nice gift shop as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flipnscot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful courtyard. Used to be home of many nuns and until this day, only handful remain. They are of Filipino descent, as Belgian girls aren't interested in becoming nuns any more, Another interesting fact: if you're in trouble and need help (and with that I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 500dank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the more quieter areas of Bruges but you will come across it on your way from and to the coach drop off points. It is a lovely area to walk around and only 5 minutes from the centre. It depends what you what,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 15, 2016|
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Response from PupuceD3549 | Reviewed this property |
The women who live in the beguinage are not nuns but persons who want to live in an atmophere of quiet and peace nevertheless they are great believers and go to the church at several times during the day. If yiy visit this... More
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helizs
August 11, 2015|
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The garden is always open but the house of the "béguine" is open from mondau to saturday from 10 am tp 17pm sunday 14.30pm to 17pm open fee 2€
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