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De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos)

Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Found this rare gem by accident

We found this while lost and looking for the museum but it is a rare gem and hidden behind a high... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Narziss
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These almhouses were meant for the poor. Only some of these are accessible to public. Be quiet when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheGreatestNomad
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Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this while lost and looking for the museum but it is a rare gem and hidden behind a high wall, if you weren't actually looking for it, or walking past, you'd miss it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These almhouses were meant for the poor. Only some of these are accessible to public. Be quiet when you are inside them as elderly people stay here.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We were told that hundreds of years ago, these homes were built for the poor. I just now read online that they were built by rich people for poor single women. Each person who received one of these homes had to pray daily for the...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Just off a main street, do stop for a photo. It's an archetypal almshouse with a pretty garden; the exterior wall has been lowered, so you can see it all from the street.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Almshouses were built by wealthy people in the 14th century to house poor elderly people and many are still in use today. Many visit the whitewashed buildings with pretty gardens. Great photo opportunity.

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

I found these Godshuizen late in the afternoon on such a beautiful early spring day, with bright sunshine. I had the place to myself and it was wonderful to enjoy the peace in this tranquil spot. There is a wonderful chapel at one end, well...More

Thank Claire B
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to this beautiful place. The small museum was fascinating. It is out of the way and took a little finding.

Thank Lyn R
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Marvellous photogenic almshouses, just about open in Sept 2017 before an estimated 2 year closure for repairs & refurbishment.

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Great history and still working as housing for retired woman, the house have a little façade look, all white , the look like doll houses. The main entrance is historic, the little bridge over the canal is cute and a great spot to wave at...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

If you have time. A lovely place to "time out" from a busy visiting schedule. Perfectly kept gardens.

Thank AdeleWL
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