Amsterdam Begijnhof

Looking for things to do in Amsterdam? Make sure to include a visit to the Begijnhof to your itinerary! Here’s a few things you need to know about this hidden gem in the Amsterdam city center…

The Begijnhof is the oldest hofje (inner courtyard) in Amsterdam, and a great place to enjoy some relaxation and quiet-time in the heart of the city. It’s one of the finest Amsterdam attractions. Best thing is that this enchanting place can be visited for free! In this courtyard you will find the oldest surviving house in Amsterdam and one of the only two remaining wooden houses left in the city. It’s open daily between 08:00 – 17:00 but remember that some of the houses are still occupied by private tenants, so respect their privacy and keep quiet!

Hidden gem in Amsterdam: the Begijnhof

How to travel to the Begijnhof? The best way to get around in the Dutch capital is by foot or on a bicycle, as the country is flat. There are many lanes dedicated to bicycles and it’s important to be aware of bicyclists as they are moving quite fast and are much quieter than cars, sometimes causing accidents. A popular tourist activity in Amsterdam is a canal cruise. If you’d like to see the city from a different perspective, then you should consider taking one of the many cruises Amsterdam has to offer to get a view of the city from the water. You can go on a cruise and see many Amsterdam attractions, among which the Begijnhof. If you have an I Amsterdam Pass you will get free entry to lots of them and you’ll save time queuing up for tickets as it will let you skip lines as well!

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USD 81.07$

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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USD 56.75$

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