Must sees

The irresistible Bruges classics!

Concertgebouw (Concert Hall)

International podium for music and dance Do you sometimes think there is so much beautiful classical music out there to discover? Would you like to be swept away by the graceful movements of dancers to the sounds of live music? Or would you rather surprise your family with an imaginative performance suitable for children?

 Concertgebouw caters to the tastes of young and old. Every season over 130 concerts and dance performances bring young talent and famous national and foreign artists to the beautiful halls with their renowned acoustics. Every cultural season since 2002, Concertgebouw has organised a range of festivals that submerge aficionados and laymen alike in the rich music and dance culture. Annual appointment for early music lovers: MA festival (August) and Bach Academy Bruges (January). For dance lovers: December Dance. Hear, See & Discover! More →


Many small, whitewashed almshouses can be seen in the townscape of Bruges, mostly clustered around a cosy courtyard. These precursors of public housing were established in de 14th century by wealthy townspeople or guilds. They housed poor elderly people or widows. More than 46 blocks of almshouses have been preserved, scattered over the city, 43 of which are still occupied by elderly people. These are a few very lovely blocks of almshouses: De Meulenaere and Sint-Jozef (Nieuwe Gentweg 8-22), Sint-Joosgodshuis (Ezelstraat 83-105), Godshuis De Vos (Noordstraat 6-14), O.L.Vrouw van Blindekens (Kreupelenstraat 12-16), De Pelikaan (Groene Rei 8/1-4), Zorghe, Paruitte and Schippers (Stijn Streuvelsstraat), Van Volden and De Moor (Boeveriestraat 50-76), Het Rooms Convent (Katelijnestraat 9-19). More →

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady)

The Church of Our Lady is currently undergoing major restoration. During this period, the church is only partially accessible, and many artworks are not visible. From the beginning of 2014, for a period of almost two years, the chancel and the tombs will be closed to the public. During the restoration, the ticket price will be reduced from € 6 to € 2.


The 122 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges’ artisans.

The church displays a valuable art collection: Michelangelo’s world-famous Madonna and Child, countless paintings, 13th-century painted sepulchres and the tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold.


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 13:30 - 17:00

The church and the museum are not open to the public during nuptial and funeral masses.
last tickets 4.30 p.m.


29/5 (afternoon) and 25/12

The Church of Our Lady is currently undergoing some interior restoration works. 


Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge
+32 50 44 87 43


€ 6.00
65+: € 5.00
children under 12: free
youngsters under 26: € 5.00

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