The best museums in Bruges in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Bruges, Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Bruges, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Bruges.

These are the best museums in Bruges:

  1. Belfry of Bruges1

    Belfry of Bruges

    The Bruges ‘stadshallen’ and Belfry are protected monuments and recognized as world heritage. On the top floor, visitors can enjoy a view over Bruges and its surroundings. In addition, the clock mechanism of the carillon with 47 bells can be viewed. The treasury can also be visited where in the past
  2. Basilica of the Holy Blood2

    Basilica of the Holy Blood

  3. Groeningemuseum3


    The Groeninge Museum is housed in a modernist museum building from the 1930s. The museum mainly exhibits works by Belgian painters from the 14th to the 20th century, from before the Flemish Primitives to modern art. The collection includes work by Bram Bogart, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean Brusselmans, Pet
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  5. Stadhuis van Brugge4

    Stadhuis van Brugge

    The Town Hall of Bruges is one of the oldest town halls in the Low Countries that was completed in 1421. It served as a model for many other town halls. The Gothic room was created in its present form between 1895 and 1905 after a fire in 1887. Construction components also serve as decoration: medal
  6. Liberty of Bruges5

    Liberty of Bruges

    The Liberty of Bruges is a 'country house' from 1726 to 1795 where the seat of the government of the ‘Brugse Vrije’ was. It was built on the place where the second residence of the Count was situated. Since the late 18th century to 1984, the court was housed
  7. Church of Our Lady Bruges6

    Church of Our Lady Bruges

    The Church of Our Lady is a Gothic church from the 13th to 15th century. The collection of treasures includes twelve apostle sculptures that support the pillars, paintings by Jacques-Louis David, Bernard van Orley, Adriaan Isenbrandt, Pieter Pourbus and Gaspar de Crayer and the rococo pulpit with sy
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  9. Folklore Museum Bruges7

    Folklore Museum Bruges

    The Folklore Museum in Bruges displays a collection of old objects in various decors. The restored 17th-century single-room dwellings include a classroom, a pharmacy, a millinery, a grocer and a confectionery. The museum also displays a large collection of pipes, old costumes and examples of popular
  10. Schatkamer van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal8

    Schatkamer van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal

  11. Sint-Janshospitaal Brugge9

    Sint-Janshospitaal Brugge

    The Sint-Janshospitaal is one of the oldest hospitals in Western Europe. The museum tells the story of life in this house, about faith, healthcare, and art from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Most of the furniture is well preserved. Among others, the museum displays 15th-century works by Hans
  12. Bruges Beer Experience10

    Bruges Beer Experience

  13. Frietmuseum11


  14. Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum12

    Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

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  16. Historium Brugge13

    Historium Brugge

    Travel back in time in Bruges. Experience in various ways how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age. Follow the fascinating story of Jan van Eyck’s apprentice in the Historium Story, with film, decors and special effects. Take an impressive virtual flight along the medieval architecture in the His
  17. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Potterie14


    The Our Lady of the Pottery - Hospital Museum is housed in a historic hospital complex from the 13th century. The museum collection includes paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, stained glass, a silver collection, monastic and religious relics and healthcare items. The Gothic church with it
  18. Boudewijn Seapark15

    Boudewijn Seapark

  19. Xpo Center Bruges16

    Xpo Center Bruges

  20. Sint-Janshuismolen Brugge17

    Sint-Janshuismolen Brugge

  21. Gruuthusemuseum18


    The Gruuthusemuseum is housed in the majestic palace of the Lords of Gruuthuse that dates back to the 15th century. The museum illustrates life as it was in the high society of the 13th to the 19th century. The museum collection is varied and consists mainly of applied art and furniture, silverware,
  22. Provinciaal Hof19

    Provinciaal Hof

  23. Gezellemuseum20


    The Guido Gezelle Museum is dedicated to the work and life of the Flemish poet Guido (1830-1899). The museum is housed in his birthplace in Bruges. Next to his work and life, visitors learn about his teaching, his connection with English, his productivity and his silence and his mystical tendencies.

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