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“Renaissance art museum” 4 of 5 stars
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Groeninge Museum
Dijver 12, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
050/44-87-11
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Owner description: Although small, this museum has a worldwide reputation for its superb collection of paintings.
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“Renaissance art museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Fabulous Flemish renaissance paintings, only disappointment was their Bosch painting was in France. Some 'interesting' modern paintings.

Visited November 2012
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“Fabulous art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Followed the most interesting garden path to the entrance and had a wonderful time viewing the old works of art. Even more surprising was the room filled with expressionist paintings especially those by Permeke.

Visited November 2012
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“Fabulous Flemish art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Lovely little gallery with a good range of Flemish paintings, particularly the early works. Great to see how art develops in one country, and not overwhelming - only 11 rooms, with helpful guides in most. The van Eycks were stunning!

Tip1: I knew little about early Flemish painting so genned up before I went. For help on what to look out for, see http://www.brugge.be/internet/en/musea/Groeningemuseum-Arentshuis/Groeningemuseum/groeningemuseumzaaloverzicht.htm. If you want more detail on individual painitings check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groeningemuseum. I took a crib sheet!

Tip 2: Get a 48/72 hour Bruges city card (or even better buy a Museum card for 15 euros from the gallery - free entrance to 5 museums/galleries)

Tip 3: Buy one get one free - the Arentshuis across the way is included in your entrance fee (ground floor of Arentshuis hosts the temporary exhibitions of the Groeninge Museum, whilst the first floor is dedicated to Frank Brangwyn's work - citizens of Swansea note!)

Visited October 2012
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“Great - and even better value with a museum card”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Large enough collection to keep you busy, small enough not to overwhelm and diverse enough to be interesting - and occasionally challenging. If you are an art lover, you'll know what's in here. If, like me, you are a happy ambler through the galleries you come across, you'll come out feeling pleasantly informed and glowing with culture! Good stuff!

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“Good museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is a small museum with a very nice selection of paintings. Rooms are light and paintings are displayed well.

Visited October 2012
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