One of the city's oldest enclosed courtyards, Begijnhof is surrounded by several historical buildings. This inner courtyard dates back to the 14th century and is situated on the Singel canal. View the characteristically Dutch-Gothic wooden homes of this medieval square, including the oldest wooden house in Amsterdam, Het Houten Huis, which was built in the Middle Ages. See the old courtyard gate, built in 1574, as well as the 19th-century gatehouse. If you walk along the southern edge of the courtyard, you can more closely see the features of the 15th-century English Church with its original medieval tower. Put Begijnhof into our Amsterdam trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amsterdam.
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N'hésitez pas a y passer, on y change totalement d'ambiance. Quel beau petit coin charmant, calme et tranquille, un peu plus loin du Amsterdam Museum. Charmant petit endroit, on peut rentrer dans la c... more »Do not hesitate to pass, we totally change the atmosphere. What a lovely little corner charming, quiet and quiet, a little further from the Amsterdam Museum. Charming little place, you can enter the chapel, and a small religious shop (including Jewish) is right next door with beautiful objects.
Entras en esta pequeña zona de residencias de mujeres y es como si cambiaras de ciudad, con ese remanso de tranquilidad que se respira. more »You enter this small area of women's residences and it's like you're changing towns, with that haven of tranquility that you can breathe.
Even though we’ve actually stumbled upon this place by accident while riding our bikes, I have to recommend visiting. It’s a super cool looking place with lot of history behind it.
So much history in this little space, was a privilege to visit alone in my own thoughts though it was a bit too noisy with too many tour groups. Quiet, non-guided visits would be better. 😊
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