Begijnhof - Monument
Hidden behind an unassuming door on Spui lies the Begijnhof, a serene oasis of peace and beauty in the bustling heart of Amsterdam. This historic courtyard, dating back to the 14th century, was once the home of a group of religious women known as the Begijnen, who had taken vows of chastity.
What to Expect at the Begijnhof?
- A Slice of Medieval History: Discover the fascinating history of this peaceful courtyard dating back to the 14th century.
- Architectural Beauty: Admire the well-preserved historic houses and the idyllic courtyard that provide a unique sense of peace and tranquility.
- Chapel and Church: Visit the Begijnhof Chapel, a hidden schuilkerk from the 17th century, and the English Reformed Church, both located within the courtyard.
- Cultural Richness and Art: Explore the intriguing history of the Begijnen and discover the artistic treasures housed in the buildings of the courtyard.
- Top Attractions: Highlights of the Begijnhof include:
- The Houten Huis, the oldest wooden house in Amsterdam, dating back to around 1420.
- The Begijnhof Chapel with its historical interior and hidden history.
- The impressive collection of religious artworks and historical artifacts.
- Free Admission: The courtyard is free to visit, but only accessible during daytime.
Experience the Peaceful and Hidden Gem
Whether you're interested in the history of Amsterdam or seeking a moment of tranquility, the Begijnhof offers a unique experience not to be missed.
Furthermore Begijnhof is near the following sights: P. Kooij Shipping Company (±200 m), Civic Guards Gallery (±200 m), Dungeon Amsterdam (±200 m), Torture Museum (±200 m) & Allard Pierson Museum (±200 m).
For informationBegijnhof 30, Amsterdam