Begijnhof ~ Amsterdam

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

One of the oldest inner courts in Amsterdam, the Begijnhof is the only inner court which was founded during the Middle Ages, and lies within the Singel — the innermost canal of Amsterdam's circular canal system. It is at medieval street level, which means a meter below the rest of the old city center. Religious women who chose to be less austere than nuns once lived here caring for poor and sick people. Female senior citizens now occupy the neat houses.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (7)

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 25, 2012


It was very pleasant Ian. There was a sign asking people to be considerate to the people living there and not be too noisy.

Ildikó Fehérváry on April 25, 2012

Great shot, beautiful photo!


Best regards, Ildikó

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 26, 2012


Thank you Ildiko, I am pleased you like it.

Best regards, Rosa.

sziaa on May 2, 2012

Very nice composition!


greetings: sziaa

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 3, 2012


Thank you for your like.

Kind regards, Rosa.

Ramil Rzayev on February 21

Beautiful photo, nice shot!


Best greetings from Baku, Ramil

Rosalyn Hilborne on February 21

Ramil Rzayev

Pleased you like this shot Ramil. Thanks for your L&F.

Best greetings, Rosa.

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 24, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/04/15 10:04:13
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash