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Groeninge Museum

Address: Dijver 12, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050/44-87-11
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Ranked #10 of 61 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Although small, this museum has a worldwide reputation for its superb...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Although small, this museum has a worldwide reputation for its superb collection of paintings.
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

(Went December 2012) So many works of art, a must see if you ever visit Bruges. We were in there for a couple of hours and still didn't manage to take everything in. Go!

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Juliën van Nimwegen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Loved the museum. When you come in and see the 'the judgement of Cambyses' by Gerard David, 1498, you will be amazed! It took about an hour to see it all. Don't forget to pass by the information centre, these ladies are volunteers and they were the best giving advice in what to see in Brugge.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Such an amazing collection of 14th century Flemish Masters. The paintings have such wonderful expression and insight into the time period. Well worth it, especially with the student discount.

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This art gallery is a definite must see in Bruges. A great collection of northern european art from the 15th century to today. The Van Eycks are spectacular. There was a special exhibition on by a contemporary artist who had used maps of Bruges in large scale with paintings interspersed - also worth seeing.

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There are two issues here. One is the Museum's location: absolutely astonishing. And the size. It is not a huge museum and this is wonderful Lots of Flemish art organised in eleven rooms. Great experience without spending lots of hours looking at hundreds of pics. Do not miss the Arenthuis, entrance included in the Groeninge ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a great small museum which you can't miss if you are interested in art. There are several great masterpieces by artists such as Van Eyck as well as more modern works including a beautiful early Magritte. No need to rush around as the museum can be seen in an hour or so: not big on quantity but the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Good for the size, but not an extensive museum. There was also little description by the paintings to give them context which was a shame,.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very close to our hotel in Dijver and well worth a couple of hours browsing the art and history of Bruges.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

On a rainy day in Brugge this is a quiet and thoughtful place to be. Welcoming and enlightening without any pressure to experience it, in any way that challenges you more than - you wish to be challenged.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Groeninge is simply wonderful - a rich collection of beautifully curated works of Flemish artists, many of them local to Bruges, from 15th to early-20th century. Van Eyck, Provoost, Van Oost, Peter Pourbus, the striking Last Judgement by Bosch, some fine examples of Bruges interpretation of Baroque and Classical art, Flemish Expressionists, and a few exquisite paintings by Jean Brusselmans... More 

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