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Begijnhof
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have just visited here a couple of hours ago and it was exactly what I had read. A calm, serene, quaint little are in the middle of a busking square. To the untrained eye (or Amsterdam traveller) you wouldn't know this place existed, however it is I'm the top ten attractions of Amsterdam! Years ago it was where single women lived pretty much like Nuns, just minus the Monastic vows. It has been destroyed I believe in fires and re-built but it is still as beautiful as the original. And to this day single women still inhabit the are living in the exact same way, carrying out the tradition. There is a small chapel and church where you can light a candle (a particular tradition of mine!!!!!) It also boasts the oldest house in Amsterdam. It was. Ice to see everyone paying their respect by keeping quiet and treating it with the respect it deserves. However there was a family with unruly children getting quite a few looks due to the kids running and screaming. So a word of advice if hound have kids, just keep them quiet for the brief visit!!!!! Suitable for everyone!!!!!

Thank Lucy R
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is not a place that you will want to spend a long time at, but it's a wonderful example of a historical "gated community". It is also very pretty. Most importantly, it is lived in by residents who are tolerant, so don't take advantage!

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

I'm glad I persisted in finding this secluded spot. It is fairly small but, if you time it right, you can get there when there are not hoards of groups going round at the same time. It doesn't take long to go round but you can sit for a while in the Belgian or English church. Several areas are barriered off for residents only - & despite plenty of messages telling people not to take photos or videos, there seem to be loads who ignore them. That's a shame.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

An oasis of calm in central Amsterdam. Not easy to find, but worth the effort. Just seeing the restored 17th and 18th cityscape is wonderful.

Thank David P
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's quite hard to find, and I'm not sure it's worth it. Yes, place is nice but there are a lot of other nice places around.

Thank rvs-ru
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