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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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  • jeffrey, 10 Nov 2017

    Pretty little hidden mini-neighborhood to walk through in central Amsterdam.

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  • Stefanie, 13 Oct 2017

    Nice to see once, but not really special.

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  • Gözde Nursoy, 01 Jul 2017

    Keşke burada yaşasak

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  • Sebahattin, 10 May 2017

    Gizli bir dünya, önünde işleyen caddeler cafeler ama minicik bir kapıdan açılan manevi bir huzur dünyası

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  • Tonia, 25 Mar 2017

    A beautiful, quiet, almost "secret" garden In the heart of Amsterdam

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  • Esra, 25 Jan 2017

    Eskiden rahibelerin günümüzde bekar ve dullarin yaşadığı bir avlu. Çooook sessiz aman kimseyi rahatsız etmeyin. Amsterdam in en eski evi de bu avluda ayrıca.

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  • Adrien, 17 Jan 2017

    Quiet place, very peaceful and beautiful. A nice hidden treasure to see.

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  • Petri, 21 Dec 2016

    Beautiful and above all peaceful spot in a busy city centre. If you find your way here, respect the ambience of the place.

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  • Karri, 25 Jun 2016

    Former convent, tiny houses, well-kept garden

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  • Paolo, 11 Jun 2016

    Un angolo nascosto di Amsterdam. Non perdetevelo!

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  • John, 19 May 2016

    Lively quiet place in the middle of the city just a pity it gets run over by noisy tourists

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  • Ângelo Miguel, 30 Mar 2016

    A tranquilidade caracteriza os inúmeros 'hofjes' (abrigos sociais) que compõem este frondoso oásis. Os pátios pavimentados que os rodeiam parecem um verdadeiro cenário de filme.

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  • Allan, 20 Mar 2016

    Uma espécie de "jardim secreto" no centro de Amsterdã. Antigamente era uma comunidade de freiras. Vc entra por uma porta, parece que vc vai entrar num prédio e tem uma vila bem conservada e linda!

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  • ciaoasia, 26 Feb 2016

    Look for the "hidden" door after the ABC bookstore

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  • Merve, 23 Feb 2016

    Bulmasi ne kadar zor olsa da evlerin goruntusu cok guzel. Yeri Amsterdam muzesinin tam arkasinda :)

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  • Simay, 23 Feb 2016

    Amsterdam evlerinin olduğu mükemmel görülmeye değer yer yalnız girişi çok fantastik bulmakta zorlandım ama mutlaka Amsterdam'a geldiyseniz burayı görmeden dönmeyin

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  • K, 19 Feb 2016

    Beautiful, quiet yard

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  • Tati, 29 Dec 2015

    Super cute not to secret garden. My dream is to find and Airbnb there next time.

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  • Carl, 05 Dec 2015

    Peaceful ex nunnery. Nice place to explore.

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  • Lauren, 26 Nov 2015

    Lovely little quiet place in the middle of the city center.

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  • Dorit, 28 Oct 2015

    ein vergleichsweise ruhiges Plätzchen in der wuseligen Innenstadt

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  • Joao, 14 Oct 2015

    Bem escondido, a expectativa por ser escondido acaba reduzindo a 1 impressão!!!

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  • Ashley, 29 Aug 2015

    It's nice and peaceful. The church also does services in English if you want to go to a service while you're in Amsterdam

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  • Agata, 21 Jul 2015

    Looks charming!

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  • Gi, 18 Jul 2015


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  • Seyhan, 22 May 2015

    Resim çekmek için süper bir mekan

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  • Felipe, 09 May 2015

    Cute little garden hidden in the crowd streets of Amsterdam. It's a must-go!

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  • Emre, 26 Feb 2015

    Very quiet and nice place

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  • Danny, 09 Feb 2015

    No, not much going on, but nice to see for a minute

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  • Elif, 06 Feb 2015

    Huzur der susarım 😍

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