Outside Bruges

Do you have any extra time on your hands? Why then don’t you set out and discover Bruges’ wide surroundings? While Bruges’ wet- and woodlands treats you to medieval areas of natural beauty, glorious castles and endless bike routes that crisscross all those enchanting places, the coast offers countless splendid beaches and an authentic seafaring ambiance. And if you’re looking for something more intense, then head for the tranquil Westhoek, still dominated by the Great War. Each experience will guarantee some unforgettable memories!

Mu.ZEE Ensorhuis Oostende (Mu.ZEE Ensorhouse Ostend)

Oostende is your destination if you want to wander through the mind of James Ensor (1860-1949). This house was indeed the operating base of the world-famous painter from 1917 onwards. This is where he lived and worked. His aunt and uncle’s shell and souvenir shop on the ground floor has been carefully reconstructed. While the first floor serves as a documentation centre, the second floor displays the artist’s salon studio. This space is so moving that you immediately forget that you’re looking at reproductions rather than original works. Public transport: Centrumbus (Stop at Vlaanderenstraat), coast tram (Stop at Marie-Joséplein) More →

Great War Battlefields Tour

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Bezoekingskerk Lissewege (Our Lady of the Visitation Church Lissewege)

This impressive brick church was erected in an early Gothic style in the 13th century. The remarkable interior counts amongst its treasures a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary (1625), a striking organ-case and an equally stunning rood loft and pulpit (1652).

A truly great attraction is the monumental church tower. The top offers a magnificent panoramic view of the polders.


Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Church: daily, 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.; during the period 1/6 until 30/9, 9.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Tower: during the period 1/7 until 31/8,
daily, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.


Onder de Toren, 8380 Lissewege
+32 50 54 45 44 (kerk), +32 50 54 54 72 & +32 487 49 92 14 (toren)


church: free
tower: € 1.00
children under 12: € 0.50


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