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Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage

Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 224 17 90
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“A little city within the city”
2 Oct 2017
“So amazing”
Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 224 17 90
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Reviewed yesterday

The beguinage is still under renovation and conversion to modern living standards, but part of the houses have already been very nicely renovated and are being used again. People do live here, so it is not a museum, but it has a very nice atmosphere,...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many people I am fascinated by the Beguines, and I love that so many Beguinages still exist. Sadly, no one in Belgium seems inclined to inform outsiders of what these places were, and are, and will be in the future. There are no signs...More

Thank Rebrites
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is just behind the lovely Hotel Hancelot and quite out if the way. It's beautiful. Quite and delightful with a few explanatory signs. Well worth a look.

Thank Bimme_12
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was a history lesson on something I was totally unaware of. It was very interesting to stroll through the grounds and see how these women lived. Definitely something worth doing a bit of research on before visiting, There were no guides so you need...More

1  Thank LunaMar44
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I was expecting a much smaller establishment, but the groups of houses around the church was far greater than I had imagined. Some of them have been restored and are now social housing, and many more are awaiting their turn. Unmarried women and widows used...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Little bit out of the beaten path, this small alleys between gardens and cobblestones offer a very relaxing atmosphere and worth the small detour. Not as nice as other begijnhof in Flanders but not crowded at all.

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
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