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Brugse Vrije

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Delightful chamber room at Bruges Vrije

Bruges Vrije (Liberty of Bruges) is the former court of Bruges and a highlight visit for those with... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2019
Hong Kong, China
Good looking building

This building just popped up in front of us as we were walking down the street. We didn't actually... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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The Brugse Vrije is the former law court of Bruges. It now houses written history of Bruges as the city archives are based here. Take a walk through the old court to the renaissance hall, which was once the alderman's chamber. Here, the highlight is...more
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Burg 11a, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

If you want to experience the actual process of how Michelangelo was hammering out one of his beautiful Carrera marble sculptures, hurry and visit this construction site now. Marble dust fills the air, the sounds of hammering add to the ambiance, sit back close your...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

Bruges Vrije (Liberty of Bruges) is the former court of Bruges and a highlight visit for those with an interesting Flemish history. Opening hours are now 9.30-5pm daily. Entrance is €6 per person and includes audio guide as well as entrance into the remarkable Stadhuis...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

This building just popped up in front of us as we were walking down the street. We didn't actually look for it, but it was a welcome distraction. The architecture is quite something! This place has a really long history going back hundreds of years,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The major feature of this place is the old hall where people were judged. There is a huge fireplace from the time of Charlemagne. You can visit this place in combination with city hall.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Only a small exhibition and too crowded to allow you to appreciate some of the displays. A lot of reading required.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This comes as part of your entry to the city hall so feel obliged to visit as paid for it. Not much to see apart from very large fireplace which does hold historical significance for Bruges.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful and intricately made fireplace. Not sure though it’s worth the €4 entry fee though.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see but not a must see in Brugges. The archive next door also takes a lot of atmosphere from the really impressive court.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

nice place for a visit, but nothing great or exquisite. Can be skipped if you are strapped for time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Just one room, full to the brim with history. The success depends on your own imagination. Try to relive the past up to the first principles of European civilisation and democracy. Included in the museum pass.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Sarah B | Property representative |
Dear Madam, Sir, you have to buy your ticket in the Stadhuis first. The two museums are on the same place (called Burg) so you can chose which one you visit first. Enjoy your trip in Bruges! With kind regards, Sarah
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