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


We found this place on our third visit - a calm little oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets and markets - look for the ornate doorway off of the Spui.

The Begijnhof was founded in the 14th century for members of the Catholic sisterhood living as nuns but without taking vows and who had the right to return to the secular world.

There's a lovely little book market just outside here too.

Open 10am-5pm - free entrance. The Catholic Chapel is still used.

Address: Near Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Directions: Spui (rhymes with "cow" btw)
Phone: +31-20-6221918
Website: http://www.begijnhofamsterdam.nl/

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2004
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