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This peaceful medieval haven in the centre of a cosmopolitan city can be reasonably difficult to find. Well kept lawns with tall trees surrounded by cottages which are hundreds of years old, an abundance of flowers and a small medieval church, situated in the middle make up this beautiful courtyard. The Begijnhof was built in the 14th Century as a place where devote women, who did not want to enter a convent, were able to live. The oldest house in Amsterdam can also be found here – it has a wooden frontage dating from about 1475.

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Begijnhof, Amsterdam (enter from Spui)
Trams 1, 2, 5 (stop: Spui-Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal)
Telephone (020) 622 1918
Admission free
    Open 9am-11pm daily

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