Bruges Museums

Although the Flemish Primitives are undoubtedly Bruges’ showpiece attraction, museum devotees in search of much more will not be disappointed. Indeed, the choice is truly magnificent. From contemporary plastic art by way of Michelangelo’s world-famous Madonna and Child to a sumptuous Burgundian palace. It’s all there for you to discover!

Brugse Vrije (Liberty of Bruges)

From this mansion, erected between 1722 and 1727, Bruges’ rural surroundings were governed. The building functioned as a court of justice between 1795 and 1984. Today the city archives are stored here. They safeguard Bruges’ written memory. The premises also boast an old assize court and a renaissance hall with a monumental 16th-century timber, marble and alabaster mantelpiece. More →

Choco-Story/ Chocolate Museum

The museum dips its visitors in the history of cocoa and chocolate. From the Maya and the Spanish conquistadores to the chocolate connoisseurs of today. A chocolate hunt gives children the chance to discover the museum. Chocolates are made by hand and sampled on the premises. More →

Sint-Janshuismolen (Sint-Janshuis Mill)

Windmills have graced Bruges’ ramparts ever since the construction of the outer city wall at the end of the 13th century. Today four specimen are left on Kruisvest.

Sint-Janshuis Mill (1770) is still in its original spot and still grinding grain just like its neighbour Koelewei Mill.


Monday closed
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Saturday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Sunday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00

May-August: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m., last tickets 12.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. (Open on Whit Monday)
September: Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m., last tickets 12.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.


29/5 (afternoon)


Kruisvest , 8000 Brugge
+32 50 44 87 43


€ 3.00
65+: € 2.00
children under 12: free
youngsters under 26: € 2.00

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