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Address: Congresscentre Oud St Jan, Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8750, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 475 74 16 35
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Description: Harpconcerts by harpist-composer Luc Vanlaere, duration approx. 35 a 40...
Harpconcerts by harpist-composer Luc Vanlaere, duration approx. 35 a 40 minutes. Free entry = donation accepted but not obliged. Tuesday to saturday at 15h, 17h and 18.30 - 3pm, 5pm, 6.30 pm, all year. Families welcome but no kids younger than 5 years. No baby's please. Accessible for weelchairs. NEXT CLOSING DAYS : 8 August and from 19 till 23 of August.
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A place of peace among the tourist crowds

Fantastic 30 minute concert of harp and related instruments in a quiet place amidst to tourist crowds in Brugge. When our feet got tired from sight seeing, we went back twice to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fantastic 30 minute concert of harp and related instruments in a quiet place amidst to tourist crowds in Brugge. When our feet got tired from sight seeing, we went back twice to absorb calming music, and always felt welcome each time (despite the no-fee, low key environment). Don't miss this gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The concert was absolutely great, with a mix of entertaining and soothing pieces. I wasn't expecting much since it was free, but boy was I wrong! Mr. Vanlaere gave an amazing performance and I recommend anyone who goes to Bruges to visit him. It's a tiny venue, so arrive a bit earlier (15-30mins) to secure a seat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Strolling throughout Brugge, exploring its beautiful sites, we discovered a free harp concert being offered at Sint-Janshospital. We had no idea what to expect and what a surprise this was! Luc is a master performer; he explains the instruments and plays his own compositions. There is so much to see in this city and Luc's performance is a must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stumbled across Mr. Vanlaere's Music hall looking for the restroom of a Restaurant we were having a drink and dessert. Somethings are to good to be true..... this is one of them. A free 35 min harp concert in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Would totally recommend it to anyone visiting Begiun-Netherlands Region. Thanks Luc for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Luc is a harp enthusiast, with a concert and Celtic harp and several he has made himself or adapted. A great way to spend an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a fantastic performance, the small intimate setting was perfect to pass away half an hour. The explanation of the instruments and what we were to expect all added to the intimacy. I have never heard the harp being played and would go back again if I am ever in Bruges. This is free but well worth a 'donation' as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Completely unique and worth the rush to make it after arrival in Bruges. Do not take under five year old children and this is understandable as the performance from Luc, this dedicated harpist and musician is memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Luc VanLaere is a charming musician. His passion for his instruments and his music is apparent. What a delightful find, walking through the streets of an old hospital area. And how appropriate that this 30 minute plus respite, certainly a remedy for what ails the aching soul and the aching feet, is located here! Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

this man can play the harp really well, I found the concert very relaxing and entertaining. Looking at previous reviews it seems a mixed reaction has been given over the free concert, however you look at it it was 30 minutes of lovely music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love going to different cities and watching great musicians ply their trade on the streets. The deal is quite simple, if you like them you give them money and support them if you don't you walk on by. Perhaps it is for this reason that Luc advertises his shows as free. Which they are. He is a musician whose... More 

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