"The place where the elderly enjoy their pension" Begijnhof Tip by Pavlik_NL

Begijnhof, Breda: 22 reviews and 23 photos

  "Begijnhof", oasis of tranquility and silence
by Pavlik_NL

Beguinages, or in Dutch "Begijnhoven" are places for the somewhat weaker classes. In modern times they are still a part of monastry, convent or simply a church. Here now-a-days elderly people live. In early medieval times however it were the rich "virgins" that were brought here and waited in the safety of the house of God, to be wedded off. Especially the richer families used these homes for their daughters.

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  • Written Oct 13, 2003
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