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Nederland - Amsterdam, Begijnhofkapel

Nederland - Amsterdam, Begijnhofkapel
The beguines had as early as 1397 their own little chapel in the Begijnhof. After the enlargement of the beguinage a new larger chapel was consecrated. The beguines themselves paid for the restoration of their church after it was damaged during fires in 1421 and 1452.

After the ‘Alteration’ (transition of the municipality to the Protestant church) of 1578 their Gothic church was confiscated for Protestant use. The English Reformed Church of Amsterdam still has its services at this location.

The Beguines went without a church for a century, worshipping in their homes in the Begijnhof. In 1671 began construction of their own Catholic chapel in two of their houses, which was authorized by the Protestant authorities, but its exterior had to be hidden from public view. So it became a ‘hidden church’. It opened for its first service in 1682.
The interior of the Begijnhofkapel still offers fine marble columns, wooden pews, stained-glass windows and paintings telling the story of the ‘Miracle of Amsterdam’, referring to a eucharistic miracle in 1345, which happened in the Kalverstraat, not far from the Begijnhof.

See for more info and pictures of the Begijnhof: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/41236800

Elfriede, Jordi Bort, Roger Dodger, juste mes coups de coeur and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Thank you for the notes!
2 years ago.
Mackedwars
Mackedwars
Bellísimo interior del templo, extraordinaria imagen. Mi mas cordial saludo. Eduardo.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Interesting history and a beautiful chapel.
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Interesting design
2 years ago.
Arturo C. Carazo
Arturo C. Carazo
Interesante lugar, bella imagen.
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Very beautiful and unconventional tones for a church...
Excellent picture, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Great work!
2 years ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Very interesting story and beautiful photo!
2 years ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A really nice shot Jaap.
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Very interesting to see a baroque chapel in the Netherlands- I like the PiP very much!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Gudrun
I was also very surprised by the beaytu of this 'hidden gem'.
2 years ago.
Fogline
Fogline
excellent use of natural light
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
The perspective on the inset photo is really creative and beautiful, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Pablo Herrero F.
Pablo Herrero F.
Magnifica toma del interior del templo !!
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Beautiful interiro, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Interesting. I thought that the Beguines existed only in Belgium.
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nicely lit and a lovely capture Jaap,
Interesting church.
2 years ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Amazing!
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
a beautiful interior shot Jaap
2 years ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Good interior shot
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
The low angle captures the majesty of the chapel.
2 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
heel mooie interieurfoto
2 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
great interior shot!
2 years ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Beautiful shot and thanks for the documentation!
2 years ago.
Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot
Magnifique intérieur de cette église.; Très beau cliché !
2 years ago.
Thelonious58
Thelonious58
Excellent composition and light!
2 years ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
Wonderful interior shot!
2 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
What a totally awesome and stunning sanctuary, and a splendid shot!!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Puzzler4879
Agree with you, was also completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the chapel.
2 years ago.
Zulma
Zulma
Very interesting composition and a beautiful space. Happy Sunday to you.
2 years ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Interesting history behind your excellent image.
2 years ago.
Martine
Martine
Very beautiful picture and a very nice shot.
2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good job working with a slow shutter.
2 years ago.
Dick Van Aggelen
Dick Van Aggelen
Mooie foto!
2 years ago.