Many years ago, hofjes (almshouses) served to house and care for the elderly. Today, their remaining garden courtyards are an oasis of tranquility hidden behind the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam’s streets. One of these is the Suykerhofje, built in 1670 by Pieter Jansz Suykerhof.
Peace, quiet and beauty
Amsterdam’s Jordaan district still conceals 25 hofjes. These peaceful and often strikingly beautiful courtyards are open to the public, as long as admiring visitors respect the privacy of the residents. The Suykerhofje is located at Lindengracht 149-163.