Arts & Heritage
Learn about Arts & Heritage in Bruges.
Arts & Heritage Highlights
The Groeninge Museum
Bruges’ premier fine art museum holds a fabulous collection of Flemish masters (including the Flemish Primitives), such as Van der Weyden, Van Eyck, Memling, and Brueghel.
Housed in St John’s Hospital, the museum contains six works of art by Flemish artist Hans Memling including his renowned Shrine of St. Ursula.
Built in the 13th and 15th century it is widely considered Belgium's finest, with a carillon that has rung every quarter hour for nearly seven and a half centuries.
Church of Our Lady
This church took around 200 years to build, has the tallest spire in Belgium and houses a marble Madonna statue by Michelangelo.
A beguinage is a walled complex in a town that houses beguines or nuns. In Bruges, this is an area of quiet tree-lined canals faced by white, gabled houses, and a pleasant green area at its center.
Housed in the tastefully restored almshouses founded by the Adornes family. Lace demonstrations are frequently given, whereas in the museum-shop all materials for lace-making can be purchased.
The Straffe Hendrik Brewery
This museum and brewery is where visitors can discover the old traditional brewing methods in Bruges and taste their famous beer Straffe Hendrik or "Strong Henry."