- Address: Begijnhof 29, 1012 WT Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Phone: +31-206221918
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
It is an old chapel nestled in the St. Nicolas Parish of Amsterdam and known to see a lot of visitors every year. The place is a highly regarded religious space run by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament to propel religious and moral values amongst the people of Amsterdam. Initially a secluded area, it was later habituated by the group of first ‘Beguines’ who even though were not nuns, came there to serve people and help in building the humanity. On visiting the chapel, the first thing that will come to your notice is its great architecture that highly resembles the one that of centuries ago. This unique and Roman influenced architecture has beckoned a lot of historians and architects to come and witness it. History lover or not, a mere visit to this place is a great way of having a thorough brush up on city’s history.
- Entry is free.
- Light Rail Station : Spui
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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.