Soak up the art and culture in Bruges
During your holiday, a portion of culture may not be missing, right? Fortunately, our coast has more than enough to offer for all art and culture lovers. Pay a visit to the many (art) museums or admire some of the historical monuments during your stay near Bruges.
Castle of Loppem
Discover a beautiful piece of architecture in the Castle of Loppem. The castle has an impressive art collection dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Bruges Royal Municipal Theatre
The Royal Municipal Theatre of Bruges is one of the best preserved city theatres in Europe.
Travel through three crucial periods in Bruges' rich history at this museum: the city's Burgundian heyday, the so far often forgotten period of the 17th and 18th centuries, and the rediscovery of Bruges in the 19th century neo-Gothic style.
In this literary and biographical museum, you will discover the life and work of Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), one of Flanders' most famous poets.
This museum offers a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual arts. The highlight are masterpieces by the world-famous Flemish Primitives.
St John’s Hospital
Did you know that the Saint John's Hospital is one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe? The oldest document mentioning this hospital dates back to 1188 and archaeological excavations have confirmed that the building is probably even older than that!
Basilica of the Holy Blood
In 1923, the Basilica of the Holy Blood was elevated to the status of Basilica because of the special veneration of the Holy Blood.
Bruges Beer Experience
Discover everything about the ingredients of beer, the brewing process, Trappist and abbey beers and much more in an interactive way.
This chocolate museum immerses you in the history of cocoa and chocolate, from the Mayans and the Spanish conquistadors to modern-day gourmets.
A very uncomfortable chair, a machine to crack open skulls and numerous other torture devices and tactics can be found in the torture museum.