"HOFJES" Netherlands Favorite Tip by carolineraat

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by carolineraat

Favorite thing: "Hofje" is often translated as alsmhouse, but that is not entirely correct. Though it has a similar function, it looks completely different.

A Hofje is a set of historical houses around an inner garden. Often, hofjes are very beautiful, for their architecture and their pieceful character. They are true oasis in the hectic city.

Fondest memory: The Wildemanshofje in Alkmaar is one of the finest hofjes in the country.

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  • Written Dec 16, 2002
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