The Flemish primitives

During Bruges’ Golden Age, the 15th century, the fine arts prevailed. In the wake of the prestigious Burgundian dynasty, the great Flemish Primitives made a name for themselves. The world-renowned works of Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling and those of other prominent Flemish Masters can be admired at the Groeninge Museum, St John’s Hospital, St Saviour’s Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady.  Michelangelo’s world famous ‘Madonna and Child’ can also be found in the Church of Our Lady. 

  • HEAVEN IN A NUTSHELL. Medieval art for private devotion

    HEAVEN IN A NUTSHELL. Medieval art for private devotion

    • 01/10/2020 - 28/02/2021

    This exhibition sheds light on a collection of very exclusive devotional items. The objects on di...

  • Sint-Salvatorskathedraal (Saint Saviour's Cathedral)
    today: 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30
    Bruges’ oldest parish church (12th–15th century) has amongst its treasures a rood loft with an organ, medieval tombs, Brussels tapestries and a rich collection of Flemish paintings (14th-18th century).
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    Saint John’s Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe, dating back to the mid 12th century.

  • Historium Bruges
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    Your first stop should be the wonderful attraction Historium Story, in which you follow the love story of Jan van Eyck’s pupil Jacob.

  • Groeningemuseum
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    The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual art, with the top-class paintings by the world-renowned Flemish primitives as a highlight.

  • Sint-Jakobskerk (Saint Jacob's church)
    today: 14:00 - 17:00

    The Dukes of Burgundy and the vast majority of foreign merchants patronised this church. 

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