- Address: Catharinastraat 45, 4811 XE Breda, Netherlands, Amsterdam
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +31-765211276
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Courtyard
Basically it is an enclosed courtyard, but in reality there is a lot more to unleash. This place links itself to the ancient historical era. This sanctified place is considered to be one of the best loved places, in the city of Amsterdam. The creation of this place was initially meant for the sisterhood known as Begijntjes. It was a Catholic sisterhood without any monastic view, though the sisters used to live like the nuns. There are a lot of beautiful houses which surrounds the well kept garden where you can find some serene time for yourself and a place for deep contemplation. The busy traffic and its cacophony are not areas of concern in there.
- The interesting fact about this place is that a lot of single women live here till date and the tourists are required to maintain silence as a gesture of respect to their lives of solitude.
- If you have a contemplative inclination, then you may take a whole day to see the place. Otherwise in general, an hour should be sufficient.
- Chapel on Mondays 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm; Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm & on Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
- Take a bus from Amsterdam, Spui (Rokin)
- Take a tram from Amsterdam, Spui (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal)
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16.69% of people who visit Amsterdam include Begijnhof in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
46.94% of people start their Begijnhof visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Begijnhof
53.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Begijnhof
The Begijnhof chapel breathes age, priests sit scattered through the congregation, listening, taking confession. Ancient wall hangings and pictures decorate the interior, creaking wooden pews offer seating to about a hundred souls. Wonderful and slightly mysterious ambience.
Probably the most peaceful place in Amsterdam city center
Interesting history and a church bigger than you would think. One of the best things to see in this end of town.
This is a hidden place. The access is through in a door inside the Begijnhof. Lovely Chappell with a beautiful Christmas crib! Glad to found it.
Totally recommended! Just cross a door and you feel in another world of peace in the heart of the city.