Begijnhof, Amsterdam

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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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  • This was incredible! You really must see it. Its along a backstreet in Amsterdam and even though its in the centre as soon as you enter it’s completely quiet! 
    This was incredible! You really must see it. Its along a backstreet in Amsterdam and even though its in the centre as soon as you enter it’s completely quiet!  more »
  • Firstly, there are some neat plaques to the left as you have entered from Spui. Secondly, the housing is quant and seen from a distance (as these are homes). Thirdly, the English church is worth... 
    Firstly, there are some neat plaques to the left as you have entered from Spui. Secondly, the housing is quant and seen from a distance (as these are homes). Thirdly, the English church is worth...  more »

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