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!

Expo Picasso

The historic area of the former Hospital of Saint John (Old Saint John’s) hosts a permanent exhibition of more than 120 original works of art by Pablo Picasso. Admire the engravings and rare illustrations as well as the drawings and ceramics of the world-famous artist. The exhibition outlines the evolution in his work: from his Spanish period to cubism to surrealism. Works by some of his artist friends such as Matisse, Miró, Braque, Rodin, Chagall and Ensor are also on display. More →

Gruuthusemuseum (Gruuthuse Museum)

CLOSED FOR SEVERAL YEARS DUE TO RESTORATION WORKS.     A royal welcome awaits you at this opulent city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse. The museum contains all manner of objects that shed light on everyday life between the 15th and 19th centuries.  One of the major attractions is the Hall of Honour with its tapestries, impressive fireplace and richly decorated rafters, all witnessing the wealth and affluence of the lords of Gruuthuse. More →

Stadhuis (City Hall)

Bruges’ City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Netherlands. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years. An absolute masterpiece is the Gothic Hall with its late 19th-century murals and polychrome vault. The adjoining historic hall calls up the city council’s history with a number of authentic documents and works of art.

A multimedia exhibition on the ground floor illustrates the evolution of the Burg square.


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

last tickets: 4.30 p.m.


29/5 and 25/12


Burg 12, 8000 Brugge
+32 50 44 87 43


including Liberty of Bruges: € 4.00
65+: € 3.00
children under 12: free
youngsters under 26: € 3.00

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