Visit the Groeningemuseum and treat yourself to the galleries with their vast array of Flemish and Belgian masterpieces. The museum is home to a collection artwork that span over six centuries, one if it’s many highlights being ‘Flemish Primitive’ art, works by Renaissance and Baroque masters, art from the neo classical and realistic periods, landmarks of Belgian symbolism and modernism and numerous items of post-war modern art. Though not a very large complex, the art within these 11 rooms are as culturally significant as they are stunning.
The museum was constructed in 1929, in the lush and green district of Groeninge. The intention was to gather all the famous artwork in the city and house them in one place for all to experience. The museum also houses contemporary art with emphasis on the Bruges school of art just before the Romantic era. Some of the world famous artwork that can be found in the museum include the awe inspiring ‘Madonna with Canon van der Paele’ by Jan van Eyck, the ethereal ‘Death of the Virgin’ by Hugo van der Goes, ‘Portrait of Four Children’ by Nicholaes Maes and ‘Crucifixion’ by Jan Provost amongst many others.
This museum is a must see for fans of the old masters and art lovers from all over the world. It’s hard to believe some of these paintings are as old as 500 years as they’re still so stunningly vibrant. For those interested in religious artwork, this museum will prove to be a treat with its beautiful and strange depictions of religious figures and events in different styles. The museum is also a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a quiet and reflective environment. The only thing lacking is that the artwork is not accompanied by description or added information, so it’s advised that visitors do a little homework before visiting the gallery in order to truly immerse themselves in the art and its historical significance. Truly a marriage of beauty and culture, the Groeningemuseum is a must see for visitors to the city of Bruges.
- Tickets till 4:30 pm.
- Perfect for fans of religious art and fans of the old masters.
- No description so your homework or buy an English language guide book.
- Most Check out Van Dyke and Van Eyke’s stunning paintings.
- Bosch's Last Judgement.
- There's also a small Surrealist room featuring Magrittes 'L'attentat'.
- The entrance fee includes admission to the neighbouring Arentshuis, an 18th-century mansion that houses the work of the Belgian-British artist Frank Brangwyn.
- Bags cannot be taken in to the museum galleries but lockers and a managed cloakroom are available.
- Parking available.
- Including Arentshuis 8 Euros, Citizens 65+ 6 Euros, Children under 12 have free entry, Youngsters (under 26) 6 Euros.
- Bus stands: Markt 32(0)50334444 and Stationsplein 32(0)50384660.
- Detailed bus, train and ferry schedules are on display at the Tourist Office.
- Den Gouden Harynck (Classic Belgian, Modern, Asian/ Lunch 39€; Menu: 55€; Carte: 155€/205€)
- Den Gouden Karpel (Seafood/Carte: 47€/86€ )
- De Mangerie
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17.96% of people who visit Bruges include Groeninge Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
73.24% of people start their Groeninge Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Groeninge Museum
54.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Groeninge Museum
This is a small, extremely manageable, well-though-out museum with some great works by Flemish masters from early through modern periods. Reasonably priced entry. Maybe a bit too small and missing some of the highlights that you might expect from the public description, but absolutely worth a visit.
Totally loved the great art that goes back many ages. Especially touching is the spiritualism gallery. The paintings are diverse and never boring. Go discover this wonderful museum, because this is slow food for the soul.
Well worth a visit. Lots of excellent Dutch masters. Also a bit of the sublime to the modern ridiculous.
Superb staff. Really funny introductory video of the do's and don'ts. You'll really enjoy the Museum if you're a fan of the Flemish painters. Easy to get around and see all the paintings.
We enjoyed the variety of painters included, but saw only two Jan Van Eyk. Where are the rest? He was why we came.
Does the museum work in January 2019Answer Report Abuse
The museum will be closed on 1st January 2019. You can visit the museum in January after this.Report Abuse