Of all sights in Bruges, the Groeningemuseum is the place par excellence for lovers of Belgian top art. During a visit you pass no less than six centuries of world-famous art.
Bruges, Belgian and world-famous art
From Flemish primitives such as Van Eyck and Memling to post-war modern art: in the Groeningemuseum they are all on display in chronological order. In two hours’ time you will see one of the finest art collections in Belgium and Europe. Much of the art on display here was created here, in the art city that Bruges has been for centuries. Hugo van der Goes and Hans Memling are two Flemish primitives who in Bruges were introduced to Portinari, the patron who subsequently helped to launch them in the global world of art.
But under the same roof you will also find works by Jan van Eyck and René Magritte, two other big Belgian names. The most famous work from the collection in undoubtedly Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paeleby Van Eyck. All in all a very special piece of artistic heritage.
We could go on for hours, but the talent of these artists must be experienced with your own eyes. Plus: the free audio guides will gladly do the rest of the story. To De Dijver without hesitation!
Bruges is a city with an ancient face, but with the heart of a young twenty-something. The centuries-old city of art keeps reinventing itself non-stop, even though it looks like a place where time has stood still. We will gladly prove to you that modern Bruges is more than the sum of its historic parts.