Literary museum on the work of priest and poet Guido Gezelle, champion of the Flemish and Dutch language, in an authentic district of Bruges
This location revolves entirely around Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), a significant poet and linguist in the Dutch language. His personality and work come to life in the multitude of manuscripts, photographs, and books. You will also find his writing desk, his travel case, and rosary. Gezelle was born in this house and spent his youth there. The house itself dates from the 16th century.
Gezelle was highly versatile as a writer and he certainly wasn’t frightened to experiment. He wrote mainly poetry, but also prose, articles for journals, and political polemics. Five subjects illuminate his work: nature, religion, friendship, language and folklore, and tradition and renewal.
Visit also the shaded gardens with biological vegetable gardens, an ode to the natural beauty which so inspired Gezelle. An oasis of green tranquillity in an authentic district of Bruges. At the museum entrance ‘The man who inspires others’ by Jan Fabre inspires all visitors with the fire of poetry.
Rolweg 64 , 8000 Brugge