Pinsteps. Beigenhof (Begijnhof) Amsterdam

After strolling through the courtyard of the museum and passing through the gallery, which once shared between the boyish and girlish parts of the shelter, you can look at the group portraits of city guards. Who knows, maybe these are the motives that prompted Rembrandt to his famous painting "Night Watch." A narrow stone passage leads us to Begenhof - a Benigock nursing home, founded in the fourteenth century. Begins were called unmarried girls from wealthy families who led a modest, chaste life, almost like nuns, but did not accept tonsure. They could return to social life at any time and even get married.

Photo: By Massimo Catarinella - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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The most popular walk in Amsterdam

During this walk you will have time: to go for a cheese and wine tasting, to see the main Dam square and the royal palace, to go along the shopping Kalverstraat street and go to the Amsterdam Museum, to see the oldest house, to get acquainted with the street brownie, to find out that Rusland has no connection with Russia, drink tea in the smallest house, see what Monet painted, walk along the Rembrandt beach and buy a Dutch herring at a kiosk.

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