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Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage

Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 224 17 90
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4 days ago
“Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage”
28 Feb 2017
Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 224 17 90

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Reviewed 4 days ago

a leisurely quiet walk around the Beguinage to look at the lovely houses and one or two small chapels to look inside and perhaps say a prayer, takes around one hour to walk around at a nice pace

Thank gentenaar2013
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Unfortunately the church was closed when I went there so I only got to see it from the outside. Also it was pouring with rain at this time so I didn't see it at the best of times. It looks a bit old and dated...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I always thought this was a kind of a secret location, only known to a select bunch of people. But for those who like the atmosphere of the old flemish beguinages, and don't like the crowded Bruges beguinage, this is a nice alternative. Mind you,...More

Thank Pieter V
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

One approaches the convent from the north to find on the left an odd long walled building of indeterminate age along the road. Eventually one finds an unassuming entrance with a notice board of rules and regs. As one proceeds deeper an expensive interpretive notice...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A little bit far from the center and just a small street. Not the best in Belgium. If you have time, ok. Otherwise, I believe you can save some time to see the Beguinage in Leuven or Bruges.

Thank Marcelo P
Reviewed 18 October 2015

After having visited multiple other beguinages in Holland and Belgium, I highly recommend a visit to Our lady of Ter Hoyen Beguinage. It appears the small townhouses are now rented out (i.e., signs for a very high end real estate company were posted on one)....More

Thank Asta365
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

It's a 10 minute stroll out of the main tourist area but well worth a visit. The tranquility within what is a very busy city is amazing.

Thank cs_frimley
Reviewed 12 April 2015

These almshouses for ladies and nuns are over 750 years old!! Nice square, church, convent and almshouses take you back in time!

1  Thank Bill W
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I hesitate to make publicity for this beautiful beguinage, it is now so quiet en calm.... A flood of visitors would ruin this place that invites you to relax, think, meditate and find peace. Just two steps away from the centre and with a well...More

1  Thank dierik
Reviewed 9 February 2012

But certainly worthwhile becaus it's a charming and quiet place in the city.

2  Thank markhebbelinck
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