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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Una oasi di pace di case attorno ad un bellissimo cortile dove un tempo abitavano le beghine; c’è pure una piccola chiesa cattolica e la casa più antica della città. Il tutto è ottimamente curato e av... more »An oase of peace of houses around a beautiful courtyard where the beghines once lived; there is also a small Catholic church and the oldest house in the city. The whole thing is excellently cared for and shrouded in silence
How lucky are the surrounding residents to be living in this lovely area. Peaceful, so peaceful and right in the heart. Loved it. more »
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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