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"An oasis of quite in the city" Beguinage Tip by Sinjoor

Beguinage, Antwerp: 4 reviews and 6 photos

  sidestreet to the thatcher's workshop
by Sinjoor

A short walk from the old center (20 mins ), at the Rodestraat, near Ossenmarkt (Ox Market) the city's beguinage offers an oasis of quiet in an otherwise bustling city. Although small in surface compared to its counterpart in Bruges for instance, it has a wonderful atmosphere none the less. The first view one gets is that of a garden ( which is accessible for residents only ) and the cobbled "streets" surrounding it. In the back is the beguinage church. In one of the side streets is a thatcher's workshop and one house has a rather peculiar detail, a little statuette of the Virgin Mary in a little niche up in the chimney. A small guide and handdrawn postcards are available at the the entrance from the caretaker.

Address: Rodestraat
Directions: Near Ossenmarkt and university campus

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 10, 2004
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