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Brugse Vrije

Burg 11a, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Amazing fireplace and mantlepiece

Well worth seeing and included in museum pass. Huge carved 16th century fireplace with almost life... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Heritage building - Hall of Justice,

The Brugse Vrije was a rich agricultural region. The governing body of the Brugse Vrije was located... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Burg 11a, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well worth seeing and included in museum pass. Huge carved 16th century fireplace with almost life size figures carved in wood above and also marble and alabaster frieze.

1  Thank hmc003
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Brugse Vrije was a rich agricultural region. The governing body of the Brugse Vrije was located at the Burg, the square in Bruges where both the civil and ecclesiastical administration were located. The now classified as heritage (1938) building still exists in this form...More

2  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Brugse Vrije is the 'vierschaar' (court of justice) room for Brugge. It is richly decorated with wood carvings of Charles V of Habsburg and his closest family members. There are some nice old paintings on the wall, and a green table as it used...More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very small 'museum' relating to the formation and implementation of the law in Bruges and Belgium. Well worth a visit if you have time to spare and is free entry if you pay to enter the Stadhuis.

Thank Wafflesniffer
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The tour guide explained that this was the former Hall of Justice. I assume that means it was a court building. It is very fancy for a court and is really a beautiful building. There is a lot to see in this square with the...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife spent a couple of days in Bruges (Brugge). We had purchased a multi-entry ticket, which for Euro 20 per person (regrettably no discount for seniors), turned out to be good value for money and covered a dozen museums and places of interest, including...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 20 September 2016

There is a lot of history here in the artwork and carvings. The wood carvings above the fireplace are very intricate.

Thank Miki J
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This building was built in 1727. It was used as a courthouse from 1795 to 1984. Amazing amount of wood carvings (cod pieces) in one large room. There are also lots of paintings of Charles V and family. There is also an historic painting by...More

Thank RadTel
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is just one room, the entrance is the same as for the city archive (stadsarchief), located next to the town hall, and nearby the holy blood chapel. The entrance to the museum (2 rooms) in the town hall includes also entrance to this room....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This sight is also covered by the Bruges museum pass. It is just one room and it was the former law court of Bruges. It has an over the top carved fireplace surround. There are also some interesting paintings in the rest of the room....More

Thank 2torontotraveller
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