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Palace of the Liberty of Bruges (Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije)

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Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: 050/44-86-86

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The previous reviewer Voyager101Canada and others have described this astonishing Renaissancezaal Brugse Vrije (Renaissance Hall of the Liberty of Bruges) as well as I could and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The previous reviewer Voyager101Canada and others have described this astonishing Renaissancezaal Brugse Vrije (Renaissance Hall of the Liberty of Bruges) as well as I could and all I can add is that I was almost mesmerised by the beauty of the fireplace with its frieze and oak chimneypiece. There are informative sheets in various languages. The paintings on the walls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As part of our ticket to the Bruges' City Hall, we were offered free entrance to the Palace of the Liberty of Bruges. I always wanted to go in that establishment, as the outside of this building is so beautiful! So much gold! I was astonished by the beauty of its fireplace, built out of superb black marble. Naturally it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Vrije was the earlier courtroom that has been converted into a museum now but has just 1 small room with art wirjs and a fireplace with intricate carvings all around. I guess no one would visit the museum by itself so good that the ticket is included in tge ticket of tge city hall next door.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

When you buy your ticket for the Stadhuis you also get entry to visit the room here at Brugse Vrije. You'll probably spend no more than five minutes here and it's nowhere near as impressive as Stadhuis' Gothic Hall, but as it's included in your ticket price it's worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This fireplace in the old courtroom features some remarkable 16th century wood carving. An interesting painting shows the room in use for a trial long ago. The cost of entry is included in a visit to the Stadhuis next door (which is worth seeing) so it's worth a quick look here as you are passing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is included in the ticket from town hall. The receptionist was a bit grumpy but don't let here deter you. Once into the Renaissance Chamber you'll see a monumental fireplace and some gents with codpieces. Worth a brief visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lovely old building with beautiful fireplace and artwork, with guide in several languages, but it is quite small so is only a quick stop, worth it for 10 minutes out of the rain looking at such a pretty room

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The ticket was included with the ticket to the city hall museum. Both were quite beautiful and worth a quick stop. The carving was amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This site was included in our Brugge Museum Card. It once housed the city's courts. The room is beautiful and the fireplace with its intricately carved wood mantel is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This small museum room is included as part of the Town Hall visitor ticket. The black marble chimney piece/fire surround is beautiful. The ceiling is amazing, so much wood and the carved oak panels paying homage to Emperor Charles V. are well worth taking a long look at to take in how much work was involved in the carvings. There... More 

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