There are several museums in the city of Bruges. If you love art, specifically paintings, then you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Groeninge Museum in Bruges – Belgium.
The Groeninge Museum in Bruges – Belgium is located at Dijver 12, within close proximity to the Church of Our Lady.
Getting around Bruges and visiting the sights, including the Groeninge Museum in Bruges – Belgium can be through a bus ride, on foot or biking.
For the most part, tourists prefer to walk as this gives them the opportunity to enjoy their surroundings at a more leisurely pace. Most of the tourist attractions in the city are alongside one another so walking is the preferred mode of “transport.”
There are bike rental shops around the city, too; so finding a bike to rent shouldn’t be a problem.
What to See and Do
The Groeninge Museum in Bruges – Belgium is considered as the best museum of Fine Arts in the city. It houses several masterpieces of renowned painters who lived in the city beginning in the 14th century and extending all the way up to the 20th century.
Most of the painters whose works are on display here are Renaissance and Baroque artists as well as the Flemish Primitives. There are likewise works from the Neo – Classical and Realistic Periods, Flemish Expressionists and several modern art pieces from the Post War era.
Notable paintings on display at the museum have included The Madonna with Canon van der Paele, Triptych, Crucifixion, The Death of the Virgin, The Last Judgment and the Triptych of the Martyrdom of St. Hippolytus.
The Groeninge Museum in Bruges – Belgium was constructed between the years 1929 and 1930. The land where the museum is located was formerly owned by the Eeckhout Abbey.
The district where the museum is located is known as Groeninge owing to the fact that it is surrounded by lush greeneries; hence, the name of the museum.
Notable artists whose works are on display in the museum include Jan van Eyck, Adriaen Isenbrandt, Nicolaes Maes, Jan Provost, Dirk Bouts, Pieter Pourbus and Hugo van der Goes.
The cost to visit the museum is generally pegged at € 8 per adult and € 1 for guests aged 6 up to 25 years old.
The Groeninge Museum in Bruges – Belgium is open from 9:30 in the morning up to 5 in the afternoon everyday.
The museum is currently undergoing re – installations which means that certain sections may not be open to the public. It is best to check first on the updates about the re – installation prior to your visit.