Begijnhof (Beguinage)

The 'Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde' with its white-coloured house fronts and tranquil convent garden was founded in 1245. This little piece of world heritage 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.

Time information

from 01-01-2023 to 31-12-2023
Monday 06:30 - 18:30 h
Tuesday 06:30 - 18:30 h
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:30 h
Thursday 06:30 - 18:30 h
Friday 06:30 - 18:30 h
Saturday 06:30 - 18:30 h
Sunday 06:30 - 18:30 h
additional opening dates
  • 1 January 2023 ( 06:30 - 18:30 h )


Begijnhof 24-28-30 , Brugge


  • Establishment partly accessible Establishment partly accessible
    Make sure to choose the entrance closest to the Lake of Love to avoid the steep bridge. You will have to cross over rounded cobblestones, but the entire inner circle of the Beguinage consists of flat cobblestones, which you can easily drive on.Church and shop are accessible, the museum is not. 
  • Garden Garden

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