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Groeninge Museum

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Address: Dijver 12, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050/44-87-11
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Description: Although small, this museum has a worldwide reputation for its superb...
Although small, this museum has a worldwide reputation for its superb collection of paintings.
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Altogether marvelous but the gallery with van Eyck and van der Weyden will change your life!

It's a small museum tightly focused on the artists working in Bruges from the 15th century to the present. And when you are talking the 15th century, you are talking about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a small museum tightly focused on the artists working in Bruges from the 15th century to the present. And when you are talking the 15th century, you are talking about the best. In general it was a great visit. The panels (in French, Dutch, German and English) were well written and helpful; the rooms are beautifully installed and handsome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Has works by local artists. Provides a history go the visual arts. Get the museum pass which covers entrance to the belfry and many other museums.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Worth the visit for the Bosch tryptic (even if the hell element was being restored) alone. The macabre painting of a man being flayed alive, and of the merchant making deal with death were tremendous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum. Great varied collection that really impresses and captivates you! Make sure you visit this one

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Bridport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Each of the rooms had good descriptions of the period of art displayed, the ease of passing between rooms-you din't feel herded, and I liked the efficient and helpful cloakroom staff. I wish there had been more paintings!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Groeninge Museum is the main art gallery in Bruges. It is a attractive modern building with the paintings well set out, with each room covering a different period. The Flemish Primitives are the most well known and to my eyes the best paintings on show. I just wished there was more information in English about each painting and what... More 

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was in Bruges during a rainy weekend and I was looking for something to do indoors. I read about this museum and decided to go. The scenery leading to the museum was beautiful. Since it was raining everyone was wet and had umbrellas. They were extremely extremely strict about bringing belongings into the museum. You were forced to check... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

the art on display is beautifully done and the information around the pictures and artists well structured in all languages- this is well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This small museum is Bruges’ most celebrated art gallery. We went there especially for the rich collection of their superb Flemish Primitive and Renaissance works by Jan Van Eyck, Gerard David, Pieter Pourbus, Hugo van der Goes, Petrus Christus, H. Memling, Jan Anton Garemijn and Auguste van de Steene.

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

.......but this place is worth a slow walk around. Unbelievable selection to view and some of the Flemish Primitives are fascinating.

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