Begijnhof

Place of Interest Open in this Schedule (possibly closed due Covid-19 restrictions) Check location

An enclosed courtyard built in the 14th century, Begijnhof used to serve as a residence for a group of unmarried religious women who were a part of the Catholic sisterhood called the Beguines. Although these women didn’t take monastic vows, here they lived like nuns and cared for the sick and injured.

Today, this enclosed courtyard is a great place to escape from all the hustle and bustle of the Amsterdam city center and admire the beauty of medieval inner courtyard dotted with a picturesque group of houses.

See the famous timber house from the 16th century and visit the on-site chapel during its opening hours. It’s worth mentioning that not all of the paths in the courtyard are open to the public, as some of them are blocked with fences.

Contacts & Details

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 373, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 RM

Sunday:

09:00 – 17:00

Monday:

09:00 – 17:00

Tuesday:

09:00 – 17:00

Wednesday:

09:00 – 17:00

Thursday:

09:00 – 17:00

Friday:

09:00 – 17:00

Saturday:

09:00 – 17:00