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. In the Beguine's house, you can still get a good idea of what day-to-day life was like in the 17th century.
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.