Fodor's Expert Review Begijnhof

The Meir, Diamantwijk, and Centraal Station Historic District

This beguinage---a community of women who dedicated themselves to religious duties without taking any vows---dates from the 13th century, but by the 1960s there was only one beguine left. Redbrick buildings surrounding a courtyard garden give a sense of tranquility as you stroll the roughly cobbled walk. The building is a little difficult to find, but your efforts will be rewarded with serene surroundings and charming houses, which you can only view from the outside.

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Oude Begijnhof
Antwerp, Flanders  2000, Belgium

03-232–0103

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