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Free visits for nursery, primary and secondary education

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  • A visit is possible during the normal opening hours of the museum
  • With the exception of the Belfry, entrance is free of charge for pupils and teachers/supervisors in nursery, primary and secondary education.
  • Teachers are responsible for guiding their own pupils around the museum.
  • A class consists of a maximum of 25 visitors (including teachers and supervisors).
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Arentshuis

The first floor of this elegant 18th century townhouse introduces you to the works of Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956). The Brangwyn collection is highly varied and includes paintings, watercolours, drawings, graphics, furniture, tapestries, and pottery. Even the display cabinets are based on one of Brangwyn’s designs.

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Belfort

The 83-metre high Belfort (belfry) from the 13th century is one of the three iconic towers of Bruges, together with the towers of Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady), and Sint-Salvatorskathedraal (St Saviour’s Cathedral). Those who climb the 366 stairs are rewarded with an impressive view of Bruges and surrounds. On the way up you call in at the treasury where the city stamps, seals, and funds were kept in the Middle Ages. One floor up you reach the impressive music turned out by the carillon and from the tower you see the keyboard now used for the carillon bells.

  • 12 euro/student (+7 years old) - Accompanying teachers visit the Belfry free of charge
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Gezellehuis

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.

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Groeningemuseum

In Groeningemuseum you will find paintings by Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Hugo van der Goes, Gerard David, Hieronymus Bosch, Ambrosius Benson, Lancelot Blondeel, father Pourbus and his sons and their contemporaries. They were masters who came from the Low Countries and often worked in Bruges and completed assignments there in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Several of those paintings are regarded as milestones in the history of European art.

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Gruuthusemuseum

The city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse is now an absolute highlight after a thorough restoration. The gables look magnificent. Renovated halls, a new museum concept, and special collection items are just waiting to be rediscovered.

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O.L.V. ter Potterie

The first mention of the hospital on the bank of the canal called the Potterierei dates from the end of the 13th century. In those days, it was a transient home for pilgrims, travellers, and the sick. It became a popular place of pilgrimage thanks to the miracle sculpture of the Madonna and Child on the high alter of the church.

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O.L.V.-kerk Museum

The spire of this church, together with the Belfort (Belfry and Carillon) and Sint-Salvatorskathedraal (St Saviour’s Cathedral), determines the 'skyline' of Bruges. With its 115.5 metres, it is the second highest brick tower in the world. The church interior is glistening again in all its pomp after several restorations.

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Sint-Janshospitaal

The Sint-Janshospitaal (St John’s Hospital) is one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe. The earliest traces date from the middle of the 12th century. Paintings, sculptures, furniture items, silverwork, and tin items testify to centuries of care for the sick and care for souls in this place. The medieval hospital wards and the accompanying chapel house lots of paintings on panels and on canvases, wooden and stone sculptures, furniture and medical instruments.

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Sint-Janshuismolen

Sint-Janshuismolen (Sint-Janshuis Mill) is the only one of the four windmills on the city ramparts where grain is still actually ground. The millers are only too happy to welcome you with secrets about this age-old craft. If the wind is favourable, you can even see the mechanism in operation. Moreover, anyone who climbs the steep stairs gets a breathtaking view of the green city ramparts of Bruges.

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Stadhuis and Brugse Vrije

Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the Low Countries. Building works started in 1376 and took until 1421. The building inspired the architects of the city halls in Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, and Oudenaarde and had a big influence on the Gothic civic architecture in the city.

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Volkskundemuseum

In the Volkskundemuseum (Museum of Folk Life) you learn about ordinary daily life in Bruges in the 19th and early 20th centuries. You enter an old classroom, an old pharmacy, a tailor’s workshop, a confectionery store, or grocery store. Time seems to have stood still in these restored labourer's dwellings. All the rooms have a treasury of old items: tobacco products, neatly cut pipe heads, pilgrimage pennants, old children’s games, and cake and chocolate moulds.

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