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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
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Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“english church” (50 reviews)
“wooden house” (49 reviews)
“oldest house” (36 reviews)
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Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is such a lovely spot in the middle of a bustling city. If you don't look hard enough, you may miss it. Though a lot of tourists may have found it ahead of you, every one adopts a peaceful quiet. It's also interesting to...More

Thank christinetv
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I loved the few minutes spent strolling in this area designated for women's housing. The housing is attractive; the space is well maintained; overall, people are quiet and respectful in this residential space; and, one of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam is located within this...More

Thank ltw9900
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Beautiful hidden square ...look carefully for the entrance and don't miss it ! Wonderful old houses ,flowers and 2 fascinating churches .

Thank BandCtravellers
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The history of this quaint enclave is worth reading about before arriving. The Catholic and Protestant chapels are operated separately and, though one is asked not to take photos of the hof itself, everyone seems to ignore the request. The docent in the Protestant chapel...More

1  Thank queenbee24503
Reviewed 1 May 2016

For what is supposed to be a quiet oasis, it was a mob of tourists when we visited. The chapel was beautiful inside and the church on the grounds quite interesting. Well worth a look.

Thank kagatlin
Reviewed 30 April 2016

You would never know this was here or what was behind those doors. But when you walk in, you are greeted with a green, quiet, charming courtyard. There's also a chapel you can go in, but there's only one original house (number 34).

Thank DaisieB
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is beautiful. Stunning architecture and a very interesting history. Very picturesque and photogenic. It makes such a pleasant change from the surrounding hustle and bustle.

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This peaceful little oasis is in the bustling heart of Amsterdam, a stones throw from the Amsterdam Museum. Not so peaceful when descended upon by multiple coachloads of tourists but definitely worth seeing. Contains the Houten Huys (Wooden House) which is the oldest house in...More

Thank ArgusAnthny
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Our host told us to visit Begijnhof, as we were not aware of this special place in the midst of Amsterdam's hustle & bustle. It is quite lovely to spend a few quiet moments in the courtyard or in the sanctuary of the church.

Thank rshillman
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a peaceful and historic bit of Amsterdam life. Go during the week so you can enter the churches and compare. Just stroll thru when you are walking thru the city center.

Thank ANNC70
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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D.K. J
28 October 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is owned by their religious order. and it functions as a retirement facility for older women of that order. I gather they are slowly passing and there are no replacements.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
It's open from 9 to 5 officially. But I have gone in later
28 December 2016|
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Response from ABNKC | Reviewed this property |
It's too soon to say exact times for Easter but apparently the High Mass is at 12.15 and is held partly in English. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes from your hotel.