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Meet & greet Van Eyck

Bruges is the cradle of the Flemish Primitives and was also home to painter Jan van Eyck in the 15th century. The "Meet & greet Van Eyck" walk will give you some insight into the personal life of this illustrious artist during Bruges' golden era.     

An expert guide will lead you through the painters' district of Bruges, where van Eyck lived and worked on Gouden-Handstraat. You can see van Eyck's statue on the Jan van Eyckplein as well as marvelling at the Poortersloge, which housed the City Academy for Fine Arts until the end of the 19th century.  The painting 'Madonna with canon Joris van der Paele' was also housed in the Poortersloge.  

On the Burg, you will see where Jan van Eyck was buried and you will find out about his connection with the Stadhuis. On the Prinsenhof you will discover all about the grandeur of the Burgundian court, for which van Eyck worked as court painter.       

In short, this walk will teach you about Jan van Eyck's daily life, but the guide will also show you some hidden spots and tell you lots of interesting facts. You can also receive a discount at the Groeningemuseum upon presentation of your ticket. The walk can be reserved in Dutch, French, German and English. 

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Opening hours

  • Wed 8 April 2020 14:30
  • Wed 15 April 2020 14:30
  • Mon 1 July 2019 14:30
  • Mon 8 July 2019 14:30
from 12-03-2020 to 12-07-2020
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday 14:30 - 16:30 h
Reservations can be made online till 2.30 p.m.

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Individuals

Adults € 12,50
Children up to 11 years old € 0,00
Upon presentation of a printed ticket for the guided city walk, you will receive a discount of € 2 on the regular entrance price at the front desk of the Groeninge Museum (discount only valid from Thursday 12 March until Sunday 12 July 2020). You can see Van Eyck’s masterpieces at the ‘Van Eyck in Bruges’ exhibition at the Groeninge Museum, along with the permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque Masters, wonderful neoclassical pieces from Bruges from the 18th and 19th centuries and Flemish Expressionist artworks.

Location

Jan van Eyckplein / , Brugge
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