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“Diverse and varied selection”
Review of Groeningemuseum

Groeningemuseum
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US$75.40*
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Brugge Day Trip from London
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US$160.25*
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Ranked #13 of 154 things to do in Bruges
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual art, with as highlight the world-renowned Flemish primitives. In this museum you can see, amongst other masterpieces, The Virgin and Child with Canon Van der Paele by Jan van Eyck and the Moreel Triptych by Hans Memling. You will also marvel at the top 18th and 19th-century neoclassical pieces, masterpieces of Flemish Expressionism and post-war modern art.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 759 helpful votes
“Diverse and varied selection”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This relatively small museum, about 10 rooms in all, presents a good overview of Flemish and Belgium paintings. It was great to see the intriguing Bosch masterpiece Last Judgement with its multitude of powerful images and themes. Van Eyck’s works include his lovely Madonna with Canon van der Paele.

We very much enjoy Magritte’s works and a fine work of his, .L'Attentat, is here. His distinctive style is evident with three unrelated elements brought together.

Visited June 2014
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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Good for Belgian artists”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

For me, their early Flemmish paintings were the best. I discovered a new style of painting that I enjoyed. If you think that you'll stay a while, they offer 'carry your own bench'. I had never seen that before. It's not too expensive, and not too big, and is a nice stop away from the heat.

Visited July 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Flemmish Art”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Bruges had the worlds best artists in 1450 and the museum shows how significant their contribution was - almost photo-realistic painting was possible for the first time. The paintings from Jan van Eyck and his contemporaries stand out here.

Visited July 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Small, but interesting”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

As others have said, this is a very small museum and, like most attractions in Bruges, pricey. We bought the Bruges cards, which were a better value than buying individual admissions and made it easier to duck in and out of attractions we enjoyed more or less. There are some great paintings here, and the rooms are well laid out so you can learn more about their areas of strength, especially the Flemish primatives. It's a pretty small collection, though.

Visited July 2014
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Ogden, UT
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“small collection”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

nice, but don't plan a whole lot of time here. I think there were only 9 or 10 rooms. They do have a few van Eycks on display, so that alone is nice to see.

Visited July 2014
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