Ten Wijngaerde

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General Information

The 'Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde' is a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in Bruges, Belgium. The houses and the tranquil convent garden was founded in 1245. This world heritage site was once the home of the beguines, emancipated lay-women who nevertheless led a pious and celibate life. Today the beguinage is inhabited by nuns of the Order of St. Benedict and several Bruges women who have decided to remain unmarried. The house is open to visitors and you can still get a good idea of what day-to-day life was like in the 17th century.

Getting there

The complex is situated in the southern area of the city. The closest bus stop is Brugge Begijnhof, take the 11 or 12 buses to the stop.

Opening Times and Admission

The house is open to visitors from 6.30am-6.30pm daily. Entrance fee is set at 2 euros for adults and 1.50 euros for concessions.

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  • Begijnhof 30, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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