Begijnhof Tavel Guide

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  • Begijnhof Tavel Guide

As one of the oldest inner courts in the city of Amsterdam, The Begijnhof includes a group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings. It was originally a, . Today it is also the site of the English Reformed Church. It differs from the usual Amsterdam patricians' court, and there are 47 regular town houses, each with its individual aspect, and most of them with facades from the 17th and 18th century. The Begijnhof bore closer resemblance to a convent. Characteristically as Amsterdam-style town-houses, the tall buildings in the court emphasis the court's relatively private character.