Museums and Galleries Tour II, Brugge

The historic city of Brugge has splendid museums and galleries for everyone to see and admire. Both medieval and contemporary art can be seen here, in the "Venice of the North." It’s amazing how this medieval city has guarded such incontestably valuable treasures, which are on the must-see list of every visitor to Brugge.
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Museums and Galleries Tour II Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Tour II
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge (See other walking tours in Brugge)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: HelenF
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Pinsart Gallery

1) Pinsart Gallery

Pinsart Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Brugge. It is located in an 18th century building and offers exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, and collages. At Pinsart you can find woks by artists such as Jeroen Frateur, January Duytschaever, Sylvie Cruetelle, and Luc Minne. The gallery is usually opened on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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Friet Museum

2) Friet Museum (must see)

The Friet Museum in Brugge is housed in the Saaihalle. The museum, which opened in May 2008, is the first and only museum in the world that shows the history of the potato, from its origin to the first chips. The museum contains a collection of machines that were used for processing, harvesting, peeling, sorting, frying and baking potatoes. The Friet Museum comprises three parts: the potato history, the fries, and the taste of fries. In the first room, the production of potato is shown. The...   view more
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The Lamp Museum

3) The Lamp Museum

The lamp Museum in Bruges also called the Lumina Domestica is dedicated to showing man’s journey from darkness to light. It has the largest collection of lamps in the world.

The Lamp Museum has over 6500 lamps and is popular among children and adult visitors. Displays at the museum trace the history of lighting from the Stone Age to the recent LED lights. A video about the history of lamps is screened to explain the exhibits better. Visitors are welcomed by the genie from Aladdin’s oil...   view more
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Choco Story - The Chocolate Museum

4) Choco Story - The Chocolate Museum

The Choco Story is a deliciously informative museum located in a historic building in Bruges. It is dedicated to informing visitors about all aspects of chocolate.

The Chocolate Museum is located in the historic Huis ‘de Crone’ on Sint-Jansplein in Bruges. The building was a wine tavern in the 1500s. It subsequently served as a bakery and later, in the 1900s, became a furniture factory. Today, it is the most popular museum in the city among visitors of all ages. Visitors can also view...   view more
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Belfry of Brugge

5) Belfry of Brugge (must see)

The Belfry of Brugge, or Belfort, is a medieval bell tower in the historic center of Brugge. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the Belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other dangers. A narrow, steep staircase of 366 steps, accessible to the public for an entry fee, leads to the top of the 83-meter-high building, which leans about a meter to the east. The Belfry was added to the main market square...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum-Gallery Xpo Salvador Dali

6) Museum-Gallery Xpo Salvador Dali (must see)

In 1997, an exhibition of Dali’s drawings, oil paintings, and watercolors was presented in Brugge. After some years passed, the permanent Museum-Gallery Xpo Salvador Dali was opened in the Belfry of Brugge. This marvelous building, which hosts the surrealist collection, has rooms decorated in gold, shocking pink, and mother-of-pearl. The collection is accessible for everyone to see and makes Brugge an even more popular place to visit.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm,
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Brugge Town Hall

7) Brugge Town Hall (must see)

The Town Hall is a 13th century building that dominates the square called the Burg in Bruges. The gothic building is the oldest and one of the largest among town halls in Europe.

The Bruges Town Hall was built between 1376 and 1420. It was the first monumental structure to serve as a town hall in the Low Countries. Forty-eight niches for statues are seen on the façade. The original statues by artist Jan van Eyck were destroyed by citizens loyal to the French in the 1790s. They were later...   view more
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The Liberty of Brugge

8) The Liberty of Brugge (must see)

The Liberty of Brugge once housed the city’s courts. Today, it is the home of the Municipal Archive, which stores records of the city’s historical evolution. The Liberty of Brugge boasts a marvelous 16th century fireplace in its Renaissance Chamber. This black marble fireplace was designed in honor of Emperor Charles V, who visited Brugge in...   view more
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De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum

9) De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum

The De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum was opened by one of the best known beer companies in Bruges. It is housed in a functioning malt house where beer is still brewed.

The De Gouden Boom brewery dates back to 1577 and opened as a small inn called the Hamerken or Hammer. It was named after the De Gouden Boom jousting tournament that takes place in Bruges every five years. The first tournament took place as part of the celebrations of the marriage of Duke Charles the Bold and Margaret of York in...   view more
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Lace Center Museum

10) Lace Center Museum

The Lace Center Museum or Kantcentrum preserves and promotes the traditional art of lace making in Bruges. The entrance to the center is next to the landmark Jerusalem Church in the city.

The Flemish artisans of Bruges and Ghent developed the art of making lace by hand in Europe. The center was established by the Sisters Apostoline in Bruges. It was popularized by Queen Joan of Navarre who promoted lace making in France after a visit to Bruges and Ghent. The center is a combination of a...   view more
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Museum of Folklore

11) Museum of Folklore (must see)

The Museum of Folklore or the Volkskunde in Bruges shows visitors how the people of the city lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is centrally located near the Jerusalem Church and has displays that will interest visitors of all ages.

The Museum of Folklore in Bruges is housed in eight 17th century whitewashed houses that belonged to the Almshouse of the Shoemaker’s Guild. Recently a modern extension was added. The museum covers 15 rooms. Each room shows a different aspect of everyday...   view more
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Guido-Gezelle Museum

12) Guido-Gezelle Museum

This museum is dedicated to the life a works of the renowned Flemish writer and poet, Guido- Gezelle. It is located near the English convent where he served as the main priest.

The house where Guido- Gezelle, the prolific, poet, writer, linguist and catholic priest was born is converted into a museum displaying his works. His bronze statue by sculptor, Jules Lagae welcomes visitors to the museum. Guido Gezelle lived most of his life in Bruges and wrote most of his works here. He was well...   view more
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Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie

13) Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie (must see)

The Museum of our Lady of the Potterie is an art gallery in Bruges located in a former hospital. The building housing the museum dates back to the 13th century.

The Our Lady of the Potterie complex, established in 1276, was a functioning hospital between the 13th and the 17th centuries. Monks and nuns took care of ill and infirm returning crusaders, travelers, merchants and local people here. It is attached to a 14th century church with a Baroque style interior. The church is still an active...   view more

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