Best MonthsAll year
Rank24 out of 421 attractions in Amsterdam
Places to stay near Begijnhof
Reviews of Begijnhof • 2
12:00 pm, Begijnhof (and Red Light District)
After the glitz of the previous excursion, find respite in this hidden courtyard protected from the madness of central Amsterdam. Beyond the Begijnhof’s humble doors, an oasis of 14th century houses, gardens and relic-filled churches provides quiet escape from the buzz of the city. Once a residential sanctuary for the Bengijntjes, a Catholic sisterhood comprised of women who took no monastic vows but dedicated their lives to educating the poor and taking care of the sick, it’s now a place where people still gather to worship, marry and reflect.