Skip to main content
Brugse Vrije (Liberty of Bruges)
Museums and attractions Musea Brugge Sights and buildings Art and architecture Indoor Outdoor

From this mansion, the Liberty of Bruges (the countryside in a wide area around the city) was once governed. The building functioned as a court of justice between 1795 and 1984. Today, the City Archive (amongst other things) is housed here, which preserves the city’s written memory. The premises also boast an old assize court and a renaissance hall with a monumental timber, marble and alabaster fireplace from 1528. A tribute to Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), it was made by Lanceloot Blondeel.

Opening hours

Exceptions to these opening hours are possible for (school) groups.

Price table

Adults

€ 8.00
Including City Hall visit.

Senior citizens 65+

€ 8.00
Including City Hall visit.

Youngsters aged 18 to 25

€ 7.00
Including City Hall visit.

Youngsters aged 13 to 17

€ 4.00
Including City Hall visit.

Children under 13

€ 0.00
Including City Hall visit.

Musea Brugge Card

€ 0.00
With the Musea Brugge Card you can visit this and all other open locations of Musea Brugge for 72 hours at a reduced price. You buy the Musea Brugge Card at the box office or online.

museumPASSmusées

€ 0.00
Buy a museum pass and it will give you admission to more than 200 museums in Belgium for one year. You can visit permanent collections when and as often as you like. Temporary exhibitions are free or you will receive a discount. Check the museumPASSmusées website for more details. 
* Exceptions to these rates are possible for (school) groups.
Buy your tickets for the Liberty of Bruges in the City Hall.

Facilities

Accessibility

Access paths accessible with assistance
Entrance not (or not easily) accessible

Other facilities

Child-friendly
Baby carriages allowed
Groups admitted
Multilingual staff
Wi-Fi (free)

Getting there

Burg 11 a, 8000 Brugge

Open in Google Maps

Nearest bus stop:
502817 Brugge Dijver

Nearest station:
Station Brugge

Nearest parking:
Pandreitje car park

Brugse Vrije (Liberty of Bruges)

Burg 11 a, 8000 Brugge

Often combined with

Nepomucenusbrug (Nepomucenus Bridge)

Nepomucenusbrug (Nepomucenus Bridge)

The Nepomucenus Bridge may be a bit of a tongue-twister, but the bridge boasts a statue of the patron saint of bridges. A case of protecting...
Dijver , 8000 Brugge
Read more
Zwemmen aan de Coupure

Zwemmen aan de Coupure

Free
Child-friendly
Sports and recreation
Outdoor
The swimming area on the Coupure has been attracting residents and visitors wanting to take a dip or paddle around for several years.There...
Read more
Concertgebouwcafé

Concertgebouwcafé

The Concertgebouw Café is tucked away in a lovely corner of the Concertgebouw. And you don’t have to be here to see a performance to come...
't Zand 34, 8000 Brugge
Read more