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Day Trip To Medieval Bruges From Brussels
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Day Trip To Medieval Bruges From Brussels

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Embark on a day trip to charming Bruges, and don’t worry about logistics: this private tour makes exploring simple. Travel by train from Brussels to Bruges at a time that works best for your schedule (tickets are included in the tour cost), and meet your guide upon arrival. You’ll explore the city’s picture-perfect, UNESCO-listed center, will admire its medieval architecture, can enjoy samples at its esteemed chocolate shops, and more: this personalized tour is based around your interests.
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TheClarkes37 wrote a review May 2019
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
The building itself is a piece of beautiful architecture. Two original levels completely renovated and a third level added with a modern twist paying tribute to the golden river that plays a large part of the story told inside the museum. Excellent modern layout and design, full of informative, very interesting and unexpected facts relating to the product and production of flax/linen. Then it is all bought into context with fascinating vintage film clips, first hand accounts from the era plus displays of original equipment used.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Dominique D wrote a review Feb 2019
Mouscron, Belgium2,120 contributions89 helpful votes
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Really interesting museum, very didactic with unexpected facets of this local industry that set West-Flanders on the map of the flax adventure.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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MHAccorLoyal wrote a review Oct 2018
Kortrijk, Belgium91 contributions31 helpful votes
The reputation for superior quality flax due to the "special" properties of the river Leie/Lys are explained as a very convincing example of early marketing without any scientific basis. It is fascinating to read about the way this myth of special quality and nits resultant boost to prices and wealth creation along the so-called Golden River. the museum is full of information, photographs and artifacts.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Chelly00 wrote a review Jul 2018
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
The flax museum here in Kortrijk is exceptionally interesting and features a great presentation of the history of the industry with interactive videos in several languages. A series of videos are grouped to explain the process of production, from seeding to end product. The average length of each video is approximately 3 minutes long and simple enough for children to understand. Thoughtful displays of historical equipment used, actual flax bales (it's so soft), examples of the products manufactured, including various blends and textures of flax based fabrics, floor coverings, wall insulation, rope, linen, lace, etc, show the diversity of the uses of flax. The pioneers of this industry were truly stoic! We'll worth a visit if you're in the region. The cafe/restaurant in front of the building offers delicious refreshments after your visit!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Brian S wrote a review Feb 2018
Sandwich, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
This fascinating exhibition brings to life the rather dry subject of linseed, flax and linen, tracing the many historical rises and falls of the source of Flanders' wealth around the River Leie. The big surprise is how linen fibres are now rivalling carbon fibre in modern manufacture from bicycles to a child's cradle. And the restaurant is excellent for a drink, snack or meal.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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