Amsterdam has many courtyards but there is only one in the old city centre-the Begijnhof. This is not an ordinary courtyard but more like a monastery. The Begijnhof was the only Catholic institution that still in existence after the Alteration in 1578. In 1607 the chapel had to be given to the English Presbyterians. From that moment on the church on the Begijnhof has been called the 'English Reformed Church.' During the city fires of 1421 and 1452 the church suffered severe damage. The chapel was completely renovated in 1912 and 1967 which was as old as dating back to 1650.
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