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
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  3. Basilica of the Holy Blood2

    Basilica of the Holy Blood

  4. Groeningemuseum3


    Six centuries of Belgian visual arts in one location, with work by Flemish primitives such as Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling and Gerard David, neo-classicism by Joseph Odevaere and Joseph Ducq, Flemish expressionism, and 20th century modern art by René Magritte, Roger Raveel, Raoul De Keyser.
  5. City Hall of Bruges4

    City Hall of Bruges

    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
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  7. 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 here. Now the City Archives have found a ho
  8. Museum of the Church of Our Lady Bruges6

    Museum of the 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
  9. Museum of Folk Life Bruges7

    Museum of Folk Life Bruges

    In the Volkskundemuseum (Museum of Folk Life) you learn about ordinary daily life in Bruges in the 19th and early 20th centuries. You enter an old classroom, an old pharmacy, a tailor’s workshop, a confectionery store, or grocery store. Time seems to have stood still in these restored labourer's dwe
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  11. Schatkamer van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal8

    Schatkamer van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal

  12. St John’s Hospital Bruges9

    St John’s Hospital Bruges

    What was it like in a hospital in the past? Find out with a visit to St John’s Hospital, one of the oldest preserved hospital buildings in Europe. The earliest traces date from the middle of the 12th century. The St. John’s Hospital is filled with an impressive collection of artworks and medical ins
  13. Bruges Beer Experience10

    Bruges Beer Experience

    Bruges Beer Experience is much more than just a museum! It is a must-visit for those who wish to experience the most fascinating aspects of beer! A fresh combination of interactivity, innovative technologies and the stimulation of all senses! Taste, smell and touch the ingredients. Play the beer
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  15. Xpo Center Bruges11

    Xpo Center Bruges

  16. Frietmuseum12


  17. Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum13

    Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

  18. Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum14

    Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum

  19. Historium Brugge15

    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
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  21. Our Lady of the Pottery16

    Our Lady of the Pottery

    The Our Lady of the Pottery 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 its baroque i
  22. Boudewijn Seapark17

    Boudewijn Seapark

  23. Sint-Janshuis Mill18

    Sint-Janshuis Mill

    De Sint-Janshuismolen is de enige van vier windmolens op de stadsvesten waar nog effectief graan wordt gemalen. De molenaars verwelkomen je graag met weetjes over het eeuwenoude ambacht. Als de wind gunstig is, kun je zelfs het mechanisme in werking zien. Wie de steile trappen beklimt, krijgt bovend
  24. Sint-Gilliskerk19


  25. Gruuthusemuseum20


    The city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse is now an absolute highlight after a thorough restoration. The gables look magnificent. Renovated halls, a new museum concept, and special collection items are just waiting to be rediscovered. Gruuthusemuseum takes you to three crucial periods in the rich hi

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