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Address: Dijver 12, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250448711
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian...

The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual art, with as highlight the world-renowned Flemish primitives. In this museum you can see, amongst other masterpieces, The Virgin and Child with Canon Van der Paele by Jan van Eyck and the Moreel Triptych by Hans Memling. You will also marvel at the top 18th and 19th-century neoclassical pieces, masterpieces of Flemish Expressionism and post-war modern art.

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Fine collection of Flemish Primitives, with superb Van Eyck

Van Eyck's Madonna with Canon Van der Pael and the parrot is the outstanding highlight of this collection of Flemish Primitives. Take your time to appreciate the details.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cobble Hill, Canada

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Van Eyck's Madonna with Canon Van der Pael and the parrot is the outstanding highlight of this collection of Flemish Primitives. Take your time to appreciate the details.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is really an excellent museum with a very nice mixture of 'old' and 'new' art. We especially enjoyed the paintings made by the Flemish 'primitieven', which are of very high quality. Personnel was friendly and helpful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really did not love it. And 8€ seems too much for a place like this (you can compare with the Louvre at 15€!!)

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Worth paying just to see the Van Eyck 'Virgin and child...' What an amazing painting! There are some other lovely Flemish works but the primitives are particularly beautiful. There was also a good exhibition of lithographs including some great little Lautrec's. When you exit don't miss the little bridge and surrounding buildings...so pretty. There is a green parrot trail for... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit if you have the time. Small museum with Flemish art. I think 45 minutes - 1 hour is fine unless you are a big Flemish art fan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful collection of flemish artwork, really impressive, but there are modern art pieces too. I loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group we enjoyed the museum because it is well thought out and provides an interesting selection of paintings, prints and other artwork from varied time periods. We would definitely recommend visiting for a couple of hours and it was priced reasonably for the experience that you receive.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to have a morning here.... and so glad we did. The Flemish art on show is worth anyone's time and the few Euros to see. Loved that we were there on a quite day, as it allowed us all the chance to just sit ( take a folding stool available just after the revolving door) and take the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Groeninge has a great selection of Flemish primitives...specifically, the museum possesses several van Eyck masterpieces that alone make the admission price worth it. On one of those "rare" rainy days in Flandres, the Groeninge is a great way to get out of the rain for a couple hours. You really only need 1-2 hours at most as the collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love art, or want to get a taste of the Flemish Primitive style, this is the place for you. The museum is not too big as to be intimidating or overwhelming. Only 8 or so rooms were open, so you can walk through leisurely and see everything in about an hour. The quality of the work on display... More 

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