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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
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Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
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Begijnhof - Many alterations?

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble!Maybe I am too...
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breughel
Mar 24, 2015

A glimpse of Amsterdam in the 1300s

First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...
K_traveller
Dec 08, 2014

Begijnhof

The Begijnhof dates back to around the early 14th century and was built as a community for a particular group of women who were not nuns but lay women who were only bound by vows whilst they remained...
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Maryimelda
Oct 05, 2014

Begijnhof - Clandestine Church

Clandestine churches are an integral part of Amsterdam history. After the Calvinist Protestant takeover ( referred to as the Alteration ) of The Netherlands in 1578, Catholic churches were banned. The...
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nicolaitan
Feb 24, 2013

Begijnhof - Peaceful Courtyard with History

As early as 1150, Catholic women grouped together to treat the sick, follow a life of religion, chastity, and faith, but without vows of poverty and lifelong service and free to leave at any time....
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nicolaitan
Feb 24, 2013

Begijnhof

The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in Amsterdam,a group of historic buildings,mostly private dwellings,centre on it.As the name suggests it was originally a Beguinage.Today it is also the...
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mickeyboy07
Mar 27, 2012

Begijnhof

The beguinage in Amsterdam is the only medieval almshouses founded in Amsterdam, located within the Singel. The courtyard is almost a meter lower than the rest of the city, the medieval street level....
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Twan
Feb 18, 2012

The Begijnhof’s English Church

“Tomorrow morning I’ll go to the little English church you know, it lies there so peacefully in the evening in that quiet Begijnhof between the thorn-hedges, and seems to be saying ‘In loco este dabo...
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von.otter
Feb 06, 2012

The Begijnhof Chapel

“When I have a terrible need of, shall I say the word religion, then I go out and paint the stars.”— Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)IN NEED Taking van Gogh at his word, his painting entitled Starry Night...
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von.otter
Feb 03, 2012

Wooden and Old

“You turn from the Kalverstraat down the Begijnen-Steeg, pass under an old gateway, and you are in a court surrounded by quaint old buildings, each with its screen of trees.”— from “The Spell of...
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von.otter
Jan 20, 2012

A Hidden Gem

“The enclosure is called The Begijnenhof, or Court of the Begijnen, a little sisterhood named after St. Begga, daughter of Pipinus, Duke of Brabant—a saint who lived at the end of the seventh century...
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von.otter
Jan 20, 2012

begijnhof

this is a picture of the gate to the begijnhof.1 may 2003the people who live here complained about the noise the visitors made. the other half of the inhabitants wanted the begijnhof to be opened...
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dila
Apr 11, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Begijnhof - The Wooden House

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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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Amsterdam Museum

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Amsterdam Dungeon

The Amsterdam Dungeon attraction is a horror theater show. Most of the show happens in almost complete darkness, with actors barely visible, so the main attraction is the thrill of the unknown,...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Is about old Egypt, Greece and more. Sometimes they have an exhibition. Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 -...
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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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