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Groeningemuseum

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Address: Dijver 12, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250448711
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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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Flemish Art

This pleasant and well-organized museum houses Flemish paintings up to the modern era. It's fairly small, and can easily be seen in an hour or two.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa J
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pleasant and well-organized museum houses Flemish paintings up to the modern era. It's fairly small, and can easily be seen in an hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really interesting museum displaying works of art from the 15th century to the current exhibition of Iranian born Maryam Nadj - an extremely talented current artist. A museum well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took four kids (ages 5-11) here in August 2016. Had a great time in this uncrowded museum with enough great art to give them a flavor for it without hordes of people getting irritated if we stood too long in front of a painting talking about it. The only irritating people were the museum guards who freaked out if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the gallery again and looking at the old masters. This is what we enjoy, rather than the modern artists, though it is good they have the opportunity to show their work.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My previous visit to this museum was memorable with many works from the14th and 15th century impressionist like Hans Memmling. Now they feature works through modern times which show the continuing influence of Briuges artists but lacks the power of the early Flemish painters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Belgium has lots of good museums, and this is one of the better ones for sure. There are great explanations of history and collections of art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was able to visit this gallery whilst everyone else was shopping. Very few people there which allowed the opportunity to view the paintings close up and at leisure Gallery book only 6 euro well wort the purchase

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the museum, well-laid out and the audio guide really helped my understanding. Beautiful garden at the back too and a quieter part of Brugge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had purchased the Bruges 3 day pass and this was included. To put it bluntly, it wasn’t great or even really good. The atmosphere really lacks what the rest of Bruges embraces. I suppose that one might say that it is too modern. The art work seemed to be Flemish from roughly the 15th century. Paintings from this period... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum contains a select collection of Netherlandish, which make up the first few rooms. This would be the main reason for any visit. The main works worth seeing are the Virgin and Child with Canon Joris van der Paele by Van Eyck which is mesmerising and the Judgement of Cambyses by Gerard David. There is also a Last Judgement... More 

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