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A part of the Amsterdam Museum is the delightful Begijnhof courtyard; the usual entrance is a little door in Spui Square, characterized by bookstores and long-established bars and restaurants.

The Begijnhof is a social institution founded way back in 1346 as a community of work and prayer for widows and unmarried women. Tucked away in the lively heart of the city, this is an oasis of calm and silence: organized as a self-sufficient community, it is composed of a large garden courtyard, surrounded by small houses, most of them dating to the 17th century, with a Catholic chapel.


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