Provinciaal Hof (Provincial Court)
Over the centuries, the eastern side of the Market Square has been embellished by three iconic buildings: the Waterhalle (a gothic warehouse) from the 13th century to the 18th century, a monumental neo-classical housing complex during the 18th and 19th century and, last of all, the current three-part neogothic complex (from 1878) with its impressive Provincial Court at the centre. This was home to the county council until 1999, but the Provincial Court is still of great importance to the province of West Flanders, Bruges and the people of Bruges today. The Provincial Court is currently undergoing a thorough restoration and renovation, transforming it into a walk-in location for the West Flanders provincial government where everyone is welcome. The building will become an imposing and surprising gateway to all the wonderful things which West Flanders has to offer. A visit here will help you to get to know West Flanders – the province which has Bruges as its capital - as well as informing you about the rich history of the building itself. Are you curious to find out more about how the restoration is progressing? Take a look at the latest updates and plans for the future online, on Facebook or on Instagram.
Please note: the opening hours for this day are subject to (possible) change.
Centrum-'t Zand car park
Markt 3, 8000 Brugge