Bruges Highlights

The Belfry

Built in the 13th and 15th century it is widely considered Belgium's finest, with a carillon that has rung every quarter hour for nearly seven and a half centuries.

Memling Museum

Housed in St Johnís Hospital, the museum contains six works of art by Flemish artist Hans Memling including his renowned Shrine of St Ursula.

Church of Our Lady

This church took around 200 years to build, has the tallest spire in Belgium and houses the marble Madonna statue by Michelangelo.

Church of our Lady Bruges

Beguinages

A beguinage is the walled complex in a town that houses beguines or nuns. In Bruges, this is an area of quiet tree-lined canals faced by white, gabled houses, and a pleasant green area at its center.

Bruges Beguinage

The Groeninge Museum

Brugesí premier fine art museum holds a fabulous collection of Flemish masters such as Van der Weyden, Van Eyck, Memling, and Brueghel.

The Straffe Hendrik Brewery

This museum and brewery is where visitors can discover the old traditional brewing methods in Bruges and taste their famous beer Straffe Hendrik or "Strong Henry."

Brewery Bruges

Lace Center

Housed in the tastefully restored almshouses founded by the Adornes family. Lace demonstrations are frequently given, whereas in the museum-shop all materials for lace-making can be purchased.