Begijnhof courtyard in Amsterdam

Begijnhof courtyard in Amsterdam
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Begijnhof courtyard and garden is a quite oasis you find in the middle of a busy city. Here you can find the oldest wooden facade building in Amsterdam - Het Houten Huis dating back to 1420 (at numberr 34).

Begijnhof is known from 14th century and was originally built as a sactuary for the Begijntjes, a Catholic sisterhood who lived like nuns, and also today Begijnhof houses are accomodating single women - please be quite during your visit. The Begijnhof chapel, once held the Miracle of Amsterdam, and the story is portrayed in the beautiful stained-glass windows.

The courtyard is open for visitors from 9:00-13:00.

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