This site is a personal web
site run by John Saville and is not endorsed by Enesco or the Lilliput
Lane Collectors Club. All information is provided on a "best efforts"
basis and no responsibility can be taken for lost time or finance if
of LL Model
Houses are private dwellings.
You can walk through the area
Beginhof is well signposted in
centre of Amsterdam
Lane's "Beginhof" & "De Pepermolen" and
"Bloemenmarkt" & "De Zijdewever" are
based on buildings in Begijnhof, a secluded area. (Based on
information from Jan & Mike Tarrant and Claire Scott)
The Begijnhof was
originally built as a sactuary for the Begijntjes, a Catholic sisterhood who
lived like nuns, although they took no monastic vows.
The beautiful houses
overlook its well-kept green garden, include the Amsterdam's oldest
Houten Huis dating from around 1420.
On the adjoining walls, there is
a fascinating collection of wall plaques with biblical theme. Southern
fringe of the square is dominated by the
Kerk (English Church) which dates from the 15 century and possesses its
original medieval tower.
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