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Begijnhof - The Wooden House, Amsterdam: 64 reviews and 131 photos


Find this beautiful courtyard hidden behind closed doors, a former convent dating back to 14th century. At no 34 there is the oldest preserved wooden house in Holland dating back to 1465.
The Beguines were a Catholic order of unmarried women from wealthy families who cared for the elderly. They lived a religious lifestyle without taking monastic vows.
The last true Beguines died in 1970's. Because they owned their houses they could not be taken away after the Calvanist coup.

Nowdays it is still homes for single women - but this is not a pick up site Boys check out RLD for that :-)

Open 9am - 6.30pm and opens 1pm Mondays

Directions: intersection of Spui & Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal
Phone: 623 35 65

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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