Amsterdam beguinage in the snow

Amsterdam beguinage in the snow

Founded sometime in the 14th century for the Beguines, members of a lay Catholic sisterhood, the Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards — and one of the city’s best known landmarks.

Below is a photo taken roughly in the same spot but then during the summer. Yes, the large tree is gone, felled during a storm:

This post was last updated: Mar. 16, 2015