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Hospital museum

Hospital museum (Mariastraat 38, Brugge) — Prepare yourself to go back in time and experience latter day healthcare. Over several centuries, brothers and sisters of religious orders tended to the sick at Sint Jan Hospital in Bruges. They left behind a treasure trove of stories, medical implements and works of art. The best of these […]

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Groeningemuseum

Groeningemuseum (Dijver 12, Brugge) – this museum displays six centuries of Flemish and Belgian paintings (from Jan van Eyck to Marcel Broodthaers). Although the Flemish Primitives are a high point, you will also marvel at top 18th and 19th-century neoclassical pieces, masterpieces from Flemish Expressionism and post-war modern art. Admission: Adult (€8), Seniors (€6), Youth […]

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Grand Place

Grand Place (Grote Markt, Brussels) — The Grand Place, with its ornate baroque and gothic guild houses, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Built as a merchants market in the 13th century, it serves as the city center and a great place to enjoy […]

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English Convent

English Convent (Carmersstraat 85, Brugge) – founded in 1629, this was a place of refuge for English Catholics. Now the convent is used partially as holiday accommodation and partially as a boarding school. Hours: 2 pm – 5:30 pm. Mass is every Sunday at 8:30 am.

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Dumon Artisanale Chocolatier

Dumon Artisanale Chocolatier (Eiermarkt 6, Brugge) – this is a popular chocolatier housed in a modest 400-year-old brick building. Dumon is a well-known family owned shop and crowds are always present in the cute tiny shop. Madam Dumon and her two sons make handmade chocolates daily.

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De Halve Maan brewery

De Halve Maan brewery (Walplein 26; Brugge) – established in 1564, “De Halve Maan” is the only family brewery that is still active in the center of Bruges. “Straffe Hendrik” (Strong Henry) was brewed here until 2002, but today, “Brugse Zot” is the one and only beer really brewed in the center of Bruges. Guided […]

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Coudenberg

Coudenberg (Mont des Arts, Place des Palais 7, Brussels) – on a small hill in this city, there’s an underground trail, which leads to the remains of King Charles V’s former palace (which was destroyed by fire in 1731). During your visit, you will discover the Rue Isabelle and the old structures of the main […]

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Choco-Story / The Chocolate Museum

Choco-Story / The Chocolate Museum (Wijzakstraat 2, Brugge) – since Belgium is known the world over for its fine chocolates (competing with Switzerland in terms of its gourmet quality), this museum covers the history of chocolate. Choco-Story’s mission statement is: “To make known the story of the transformation of cocoa into chocolate and to promote […]

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Burg

Burg (Hoogstraat and Breidelstraat, Brugge) — A popular daytime meeting place and an enchanting, floodlighted scene after dark, the Burg is flanked by striking civic buildings. Named for the fortress built by Baldwin of the Iron Arm, the Burg was also the former site of the 10th-century Carolingian Cathedral of St. Donaas, which was destroyed […]

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Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art

Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art (Rue des Sables 20, Brussels) — Housed in an art nouveau masterpiece designed by Victor Horta, this museum pays homage to a particular Belgian passion, cartooning. Tintin and the Smurfs are the most famous Belgian comic strip characters but the museum also displays artwork from over 670 cartoonists. Other […]