Beguinage / Begijnhof, Brugge

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  • Beguinage
    by Zuzka
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    by bpacker
  • Choc Shop, Near Begijnhof
    Choc Shop, Near Begijnhof
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    Quaint houses and Cobblestone Streets

    by bpacker Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    Not too far from the nun's quarters at Beguinage (Begijnhof), lies many lovely restaurants and chocolate shops which sold their stuff at a cheaper price compared to the ones in centrum.
    This chocolate shop in particular, sold their chocs reasonably and even had a nun as a brand! ( Look at the side of the wall) . Anyway, I highly doubt the nuns with with vows to live simply would indulge in any chocolaty entrepreneurial venture.

    Choc Shop, Near Begijnhof

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    Aerial View of the Beguinage and Minnewater

    by bpacker Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Most people don't know this, but you'll get an excellent view of the Minnewater and the Beguinage from the roof top of the De Haalve Maan Brewery. Of course, you'll need to join the brewery tour to get to the roof..

    Brewery De Halve Maan
    Walplein 26
    8000 Brugge
    Phone : 32 50 332697
    Fax : 32 50 345935

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    by Zuzka Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Beguinage - especially in spring.
    Small houses in the inner court are between 300 and 400 years old. They were in the past inhabited by the beguins. Beguins were not nuns, but devout women famed for their good work. Many dedicated their lives caring for the sick, whilst others made bobbin lace. The huge lawn on the inside is covered with daffodils in springtime - beautiful!.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    The Beguine convent and...

    by shrimp56 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Beguine convent and hospital is a bit of a walk from the main square, but well worth it. The grounds provide a calm oasis in a sea of travelers.

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