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De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos)

Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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beautiful , peaceful place

just a pity it is not maintained well. An oasis in the centre of the town ! every year it gets a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liliane L
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Milano
Peaceful

It was beautiful and so peaceful. I went a couple of times, just walking around. I enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Bernice G
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Corner of Noordstraat and Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

just a pity it is not maintained well. An oasis in the centre of the town ! every year it gets a little worse, such a pity. You can,t even sit down anymore cause the bench is halved....

Thank Liliane L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It was beautiful and so peaceful. I went a couple of times, just walking around. I enjoyed the bridge coming up and over into the area, and the river that was so close. It made the whole area nice.

Thank Bernice G
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is in the grounds of an old convent which is reputed to be haunted. The convent holds a museum though we did not venture in.

Thank 324NorfolkEngland
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Tranquil, beautiful, historic. Just a very pleasant place to walk around and see something you won't see anywhere else because the old almshouse is still a working place for retired women. It's very nice to see an appreciate that.

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is very nice area of the town, little houses with organized gardens. It is so calm and pretty, se we can feel that we are in a village from a fairy tale. It is perfect to cycle around this area.

Thank aynacica
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had no idea these existed, on a walk around the back streets, we spotted an open gate, popped our head in and saw the most beautiful houses and gardens. Later we found ot these were the de vos almshouse . If you can find...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The almshouses are within a walled garden, beautifully laid out - if in need of maintenance. Only one of the buildings appeared to be occupied - and it would be a shame for them to deteriorate further. I'm sure this won't be allowed to happen....More

Thank scarywillie
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Just a nice quiet place to explore. A little bit of history that would be a shame to miss. Well kept garden area surrounded by cute little almshouses, some still occupied although many seemed to be empty and although not derelict they were looking sad.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 7 March 2017

When I arrived at the De Vos Almshouse I was admiring its houses. They were so beautiful! Wow! The almshouses were quite popular during the Middle Ages in Bruges. Wealthy people as well as guilds supported these endeavors. Thanks to them, the poor could have...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I stumbled upon these almshouses more or less by accident. It's well worth taking a look into the courtyard where the gardens appear to be well-tended, despite the fact that most of the houses did not appear to be occipied.

Thank Richard_Harpum
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