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Sint-Janshospitaal

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Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 43
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Description: Museum dedicated to the paintings of Hans Memling (1430-94).

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Excellent museum

Very surprised that other reviewers have said Sint-Janshospitaal is expensive... The building itself is beautiful (make sure you go upstairs - the exposed ceiling beams are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Brooklyn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum outlining the history of medical practices during its 800 year old history. Also religious art and a wonderful art collection by Hans Memling-1440-94.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very surprised that other reviewers have said Sint-Janshospitaal is expensive... The building itself is beautiful (make sure you go upstairs - the exposed ceiling beams are breathtaking) and would warrant an entrance fee itself Interesting collection of exhibits

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Really a nice museum that seemed overlooked by a lot of the visitors to the city. We seemed to have the place to ourselves, but I guess we missed the big groups that came earlier. Wonderful collection of paintings by prominent Flemish artists as well as artifacts and furniture. Well worth a visit and if you have only time for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was not impressed with this visitor attraction as the charge 8 euros for a static exhibition with only pictures and a few objects it's a place to go when it's raining!

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This hospital is interesting but 8 euros is excessive as it is quite small. There aren't English explanations for all the items, and some things are in cabinets where viewing is difficult. Staff are frosty to say the least. There are many other nicer places to visit in Brugge.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went for the Memlings but was delighted by the beautifully restored and highly atmospheric building. The Memlings are stunning, much more than photos indicate. The history of this hospital/hospice is intriguing. A nice contrast to the busier attractions of Bruges.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There was a lot to see here and lots of information on it - a selection of medical and religious artefacts. Nice building. We also went to the apothecary, which is small, but worth a visit if you're nearby when it's open. We had Bruges City Cards, but would say this is probably a must if you're into museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fascinating museum, in a centuries hold hospital building which only closed as a hospital in the 1970s. Paintings and ephemera tell the story of the hospital and some beautiful artworks.

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New England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's across from the Our Lady Church and now houses a museum of old hospital equipment and art work. We really enjoyed seeing the items here and wandering through because we had a pass. I would never pay extra for this museum if we hadnt gotten in free with the Brugge pass we purchased.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were blown away by the museum and preservation that was done. There was also the Picasso Exhibition that was on display

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