Amsterdam, Begijnhof: piece of England in our capital – The Netherlands

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The origin of the Begijnhof was a bit similar to that of a monastery. A woman could live here as a non, but was still able to marry if she wanted to leave. After the Iconoclasm this was the only Church in Amsterdam that could stay Catholic. Around this time it was given to the English that lived in Amsterdam.


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