Begijnhof, Amsterdam

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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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  • Amsterdam's such a pretty city; so it's hard for any one location to stand out from the rest. But the Begijnhof is special even by Amsterdam's high standards. Green, graceful, tranquil... 
    Amsterdam's such a pretty city; so it's hard for any one location to stand out from the rest. But the Begijnhof is special even by Amsterdam's high standards. Green, graceful, tranquil...  more »
  • A lovely , quiet plade off the main shopping street: once an enclose of single Catholic women, it remained Catholic fir 200 years surrounded by the otherwise Peotestant society. Still today only... 
    A lovely , quiet plade off the main shopping street: once an enclose of single Catholic women, it remained Catholic fir 200 years surrounded by the otherwise Peotestant society. Still today only...  more »

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