Gruuthuse Museum - Bruges

After the Van Brugghe family from Bruges had earned a small fortune thanks to the trade of ‘gruut’ (an ingredient found in beer which has since been replaced by hops), they decided to adopt the name ‘Gruuthuse’. In the 15th century the family built a brick townhouse, which the city eventually acquired in 1875. Restored by the architect Louis de la Censive, today it houses a museum that brings together 2,500 pieces and objects concerning the life of Bruges’ upper bourgeoisie between the 15th and 19th centuries. Highlights include a rich collection of tapestries on the first floor, as well as numerous precise scientific instruments on the second.


Tuesday- Sunday, 9.30am- 5pm / closed Tuesdays 1st October- 31st March


Individual : 6 € / Groups (min 15), students and penioners : 3 €

Address : Dijver 17 8000 Bruges Belgium

Bus : Line 1 , bus stop O.L.V. Kerk

Phone : +32 05 044 87 62

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