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Address: Dijver 12, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Loved the masters

I loved the early works, the detail of the development of the "primitives"and their influence on the Italians. HATED the noisy schoolkids - so don't go on Thursdays as this seems... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2014
Bruges, Belgium
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Radstock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was very disappointed with the museum, as I expected it to be a museum full of artefacts with varying subjects. It turned out to be just a portrait gallery, containing, I must agree, some very nice pictures. As I am not into paintings, I did not stay very long. If paintings are your thing, then this is well worth... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed September 26, 2014

I loved the early works, the detail of the development of the "primitives"and their influence on the Italians. HATED the noisy schoolkids - so don't go on Thursdays as this seems to be the day for school visits to museums.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2014

a series of rooms exhibiting works of art from different ages,Interesting for those who have not viewed much art.There is some explanation of the different styles

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Reviewed September 25, 2014

A modern, well presented exhibition, including the Flemish Primitives, recommended if a lover of art.

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Reviewed September 23, 2014

Dutch artists in this museum but not may of the actual masters though quite interesting though we did not stay long.

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Reviewed September 19, 2014

The first attractive point of this art gallery is the nice garden one has to walk through before entering the ticket shop. Then one can admire a splendid collection of primitive Flemish masters. Among those paintings I was particularly impressed by The Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele by Jan van Eyck for the beautiful painting techniques of the... More 

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Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit here..spent ages drooling over the Flemish Masters. The Van Eyck's are superlative...why oh why do people rush round taking photos...there's nothing like seeing them in the flesh

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed September 10, 2014

a few artworks have been replaced with new ones but you will not be disappointed at all. Denise and I took tons of photos from this this visit through the musuem. I must se if you are in town.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2014

Even if you doing usually do religious art thus is worth a visit The art here is so interesting telling social history through the paintings Shame the museum doesn't explain the inner meanings of the pictures as it would be even more rewarding The early images of Bruges as well as the shocking amount of torture kept us enthralled! Allow... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not really my cup of tea. The artwork was very stylized and dominated by religious content - not a school of art that I am particularly keen on. The old originals were quite impressive for what they were. The newer work was, in my humble and Philistine opinion, dire. The building was also very uninspiring - unusualy so for Bruges,... More 

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