The excellent houses ignore its well-kept green garden; incorporate the Amsterdam's most established surviving house Het Houten Huis dating from around 1420. The Begijnhof is an encased patio dating from the mid-fourteenth century. Nothing made due of the most punctual residences, however, the Begijnhof, which is cut off from Amsterdam's activity commotion, still holds a blessed air.
The Begijnhof was initially worked as a sanctuary for the Begijntjes, a Catholic sisterhood who lived like nuns, despite the fact that they took no religious promises. On the abutting dividers, there is an intriguing gathering of divider plaques with the scriptural subject.
A piece of the show of the Amsterdam Historical Museum comprises of an amazing display of old pictures of the critical natives of Amsterdam - men and ladies. In a high, normally lit hall, enormous seventeenth-century compositions were displayed. The display is open to all guests from the Begijnhof by means of a tremendous glass, situated at the most distant end of the yard. Leave the Begijnhof and instantly take left to the Gedempte Begijnesloot deadlock road. The section to the exhibition is free.