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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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The Stark Beauty of Breugel and Hieronymous Bosch's Art still haunt me

I have been a fan of Hieronymous Bosch's art ever since I was a teenager. When I found out that the Groeningemuseum housed a number of his masterpieces and other pieces by Breugel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The modern building, hidden, behind the lovely canalside houses is being restored so many of the paintings could not be seen. The Van Eyks were worth a view but it was a real disappointment.

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Casperia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been a fan of Hieronymous Bosch's art ever since I was a teenager. When I found out that the Groeningemuseum housed a number of his masterpieces and other pieces by Breugel I knew I had to go. This museum is well worth the visit. Bruges has many such treasures to discover.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The early art on display here gives you a flavour of the style of early Flemish art. Entry to this museum also entitles you to entry to the Arentshuis.

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Derby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only half the galleries were open (slightly reduced cost, which doesn't help if you've got a museum pass anyway), but they were very well set out and English translations of MOST the information.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't planning on visiting museums while in Bruges, but had some time before leaving and decided to come here. It was totally worth the time and ticket cost. It's got lots of interesting historical art, with extensive explanations of its context and authors. It was both inspiring and educational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really impressed. Great paintings, worth to come and pend more time to see. This attraction is included in Bruges city card.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The toilet really did smell awful, but the gallery was well arranged, with their permanent collection housing some gems from the Flemish Primitives. A special exhibition entitled "the Art of Law" was interesting and well put together. If you go, make sure you exit towards the Arentshof and the beautiful Bonifacius Bridge.

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't really plan on going to the museum (on the first day of our weekend) but we were too early to check into our hotel, so we thought we'd give is a shot! It was a very nice museum and very pleasurable to walk around. We walked around for about an hour, the art pieces are of various styles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Definitely worth seeing. The Flemish Primitives (Van Eyck, Memling, etc.) alone are worth the visit. This isn't an "all day" museum like the Louvre or Metropolitan Museum. You can spend 40 minutes here and get on with your sightseeing. After you leave the museum, the garden path leading to the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) crosses a little... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

There was a permanent exhibition of the Flemish Primitives, as well as an exhibition on the theme of Justice. Both exhibitions were very good collections. Unfortunately the Bosch Judgement wasn't in the Groeninger but in the nearby ArtHouse. Entry to the Groeninger gave access to the Art House so we were able to see it. Well worth a visit, but... More 

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