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Groeningemuseum

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Address: Dijver 12, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
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09:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian...

The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual art, with as highlight the world-renowned Flemish primitives. In this museum you can see, amongst other masterpieces, The Virgin and Child with Canon Van der Paele by Jan van Eyck and the Moreel Triptych by Hans Memling. You will also marvel at the top 18th and 19th-century neoclassical pieces, masterpieces of Flemish Expressionism and post-war modern art.

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This is a bit off the main patch, but just so. Nice area and paths and gardens around it. This is the type of site that will pop up everywhere in Brugge.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a bit off the main patch, but just so. Nice area and paths and gardens around it. This is the type of site that will pop up everywhere in Brugge.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The early works were great - old masterpieces. There were roughly 15 exhibit rooms starting in the 1,500s and working up to modern art. The modern "art" was ridiculous, ranging from blank canvases to a black dot. The modern stuff fell woefully short of being called art and should not have been in the same exhibit as the masterpieces. Ruined... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great collection of paintings mostly, from different eras. You go through time starting the middle ages until contemporary art. Good explanations, and a nice variety; enough to enjoy but not too much to tired of it :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum, housed in a former abbey building, holds six centuries of Belgian and Flemish art. Their Flemish Primitives collection is quite wonderful. We particularly liked the Hieronymus Bosch triptych, The Last Judgement, and the works by Jan van Eyck. The staff is very protective of the artwork but very knowledgeable about the pieces they were guarding. Don't neglect the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With the exception of the modern galleries, the Groeningemuseum contains some beautiful artworks from the 1400s and later. Well worth a stroll through.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Included in the excellent value museum pass 17 euros for 3 days from tourist office (20 euros from museums). Van Eyck, Memling and a new artist to us Suvee were the highlights

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Nice little museum-with a mix of Flemish masters to contemporary works. Fantastic for the attention span of teenagers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They show a selection of paintings from Belgian artists from the Middle Ages to modern times including some by Van Eyck, Memling and Brueghel. Relatively small gallery so easy to wander around in a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for some culture in a chocolate and food filled long weekend. firstly the entrance fee is a little steep but I guess you expect that as a tourist. Our whole visit was somewhat ruined by a jumped up little steward who told us off for standing too close to a painting! Not sure how you are supposed to... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery is worth visiting just to see the superb Flemish Primitive paintings in the first few rooms. In particular the paintings by Van Eyck, Roger van der Weyden and Bosch are well worth the relatively limited admission price of 8 Euros. The gallery itself is modern and well laid out and has a calm and relaxed atmosphere. However, although... More 

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