Beguinage in Bruges

(FR) BĂ©guinage de Bruges | (NL) Prinselijk Begijnhof Ten Wijngaerde
A unique destination where visitors can step back in time and experience the peacefulness of a bygone era
Begijnhof (Beguinage) in Bruges

The Beguinage, also known as the Begijnhof (in Dutch), is a tranquil and picturesque destination in Bruges. It’s a place where visitors can step back in time and experience the peacefulness of a bygone era.

The place is a tranquil oasis in the bustling city of Bruges. Visitors can relax on a bench or enjoy the beautiful houses and gardens.

Begijnhof (Beguinage) in Bruges

History

The Beguinage was founded in the 13th century as a place where religious women, known as Beguines, could live together in a community. The Beguines were not nuns, but they lived a life dedicated to God and helping others. Over the centuries, the Beguinage has survived wars and other challenges, and it remains a peaceful retreat to this day.

Things to See and Do

Explore the Grounds

The Beguinage is a beautiful and serene place to wander around. Visitors can stroll through the gardens and admire the charming houses and church.

Learn about the Beguines

Begijnhof (Beguinage) in Bruges

Visitors can learn about the history of the Beguines and their way of life by visiting the Beguinage museum, which is housed in one of the buildings.

Visit the Church

Begijnhof (Beguinage) in Bruges

The Church of Our Lady at the Beguinage is a stunning example of Gothic architecture. Visitors can attend mass or simply admire the beauty of the interior.

Getting There

The Beguinage is located in the south-eastern part of Bruges and about a 10-minute walk from the Bruges train station and 20-minute walk from the city center.

Address

Begijnhof 30, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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Hours and Fees

Hours

Open everyday, from 6:30 – 18:30

Admission

Free

Hotels

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