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Begijnhof Amsterdam Amsterdam Houses are private dwellings. You can walk through the area




126   Beginhof is well signposted in centre of Amsterdam N52.3694 E4.8990
Bloemenmarkt  129  
Pepermolen 122  
Zijdewever, De  121  
Lilliput 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)
"Beginhof" "De Pepermolen"  



"Bloemenmarkt" "De Zijdewever"  



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 surviving house Het 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 Engelse Kerk (English Church) which dates from the 15 century and possesses its original medieval tower.
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