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The Beguinage Our Lady Ter Hoye

Go back to the times of pious beguines in Ghent

Once upon a time-750 years ago in Ghent-the beguinage Our Lady Ter Hoye! This unique site is on the Unesco World Heritage list and is one of the best preserved and attractive beguinages of the thirteenth century.

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Beguines were dedicated, single women who formed a community together. They took vows of obedience and chastity and were able to provide for themselves by sewing, weaving, knitting etc. Ghent has conserved three beguinages; Our Lady Ter Hoye lies at one of the old approach-roads south east of the town. Lose yourself in the narrow streets, stroll between the white houses and convents to the house of the Grand Mistress and to the church. Our guide will bring the pious beguines back to life with all kinds of stories and anecdotes.

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  • Meeting point: at the entrance, Lange Violettestraat 235
Meeting point Entrance Lange Violettestraat 235
Point of arrival
Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, West-Vlaams, Gents
Price from € 85
Duration 2 h