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Groeningemuseum

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Address: Dijver 12, Bruges B-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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Pilgrimage for those into Netherlandish Art

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The focus of this museum is Flemish painting, and each room takes you slightly further in time. We really enjoyed the more historical paintings, but the modern art is not to our taste. But understand that this museum is strictly for Flemish painting, It is not a general art museum.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see ! A mixture of Old and New ~ Van Wyck To Durer To Magritte and Khnopff The spaces are well curated and as a city museum the history of the region through its art is chronically portrayed well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You surely want to visit the large site of this museum in the heart of the central area in Bruges. I have long been a fan of paintings from the Flemish masters and was really allowed to indulge my interests here. From the very early iconic works, to the later, almost photographic realism captured by these greats. You can easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Brugges is complete without viewing this gallery.. Finest works of art from Flemish artists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is interesting since it shows chronologically how paintings has improved in Bruges ! I loved both flemish paintings and new modern paintings ! and also temporary exhibition of Maryam Najd is very nice !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't really went inside the museum, however, one can basically enjoy the garden vicinity. For me the most intriguing site are the statues of the four horsemen from the Book of Revelation. It was vividly depicted in art and for me, seeing and picturing those events, these four statues are a stern reminder of what's to come. Very resplendent place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed as the museum listed paintings by Bruegel which were just two and that too -- copies!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to this museum. Loads of really great art. The building is modern and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 1500-1700 paintings are astonishing. The modern art part isn't so good. But a visit really worth. I'd say that a 2 or 3h visit is enough.

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