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Groeninge Museum

Dijver 12, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
050/44-87-11
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Ranked #12 of 52 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Home of the Flemish Primitives from the 15th century, this museum includes works of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Gerard David, Hugo van der... more »
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Milan, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The first attractive point of this art gallery is the nice garden one has to walk through before entering the ticket shop. Then one can admire a splendid collection of primitive Flemish masters. Among those paintings I was particularly impressed by The Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele by Jan van Eyck for the beautiful painting techniques of the... More

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Bordon Hants
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit here..spent ages drooling over the Flemish Masters. The Van Eyck's are superlative...why oh why do people rush round taking photos...there's nothing like seeing them in the flesh

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Evans Mills, New York
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33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

a few artworks have been replaced with new ones but you will not be disappointed at all. Denise and I took tons of photos from this this visit through the musuem. I must se if you are in town.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Even if you doing usually do religious art thus is worth a visit The art here is so interesting telling social history through the paintings Shame the museum doesn't explain the inner meanings of the pictures as it would be even more rewarding The early images of Bruges as well as the shocking amount of torture kept us enthralled! Allow... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not really my cup of tea. The artwork was very stylized and dominated by religious content - not a school of art that I am particularly keen on. The old originals were quite impressive for what they were. The newer work was, in my humble and Philistine opinion, dire. The building was also very uninspiring - unusualy so for Bruges,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a small museum full of interesting art and information. Lovely gardens area to sit and enjoy surrounding the museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum gives a good overview of the development of painting and has some good works. It is also not too big, so that one does not become tired before having seen all of it.

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NorthWest UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A great little art gallery, worth spending a quiet hour to examine the art of Bruges and Belgium. A calm oasis in a busy town.

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Durham
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A fabulous collection of Flemish art. Don't miss it on your visit! A nice quiet place to go from the rush of the city in summer. Bruges was a centre for art in medieval times and this gallery has the best examples of that art.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Good art museum, beautiful works of art from all periods. Even if you are not into art .........just admire the skill of the artists. The lockers and cloakroom is a good idea as it saves being cluttered with bags and coats whilst enjoying the artworks. It was raining when we visited so these facilities were a bonus.

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