Museum in Bruges – Discover the must-sees of the Venice of the North

Are you visiting Bruges for several days? Do you live in the surroundings of this beautiful medieval city? Visit a museum in Bruges and discover the artistic and cultural wealth of the city! Located in the districts of Sint-Walburga and Magdalena, as well as in the districts of Ezelstraat and Sint-Anna, the city’s museums are part of the cultural life of Bruges every day. Many museums and galleries offer permanent collections and temporary exhibitions such as the Musea Brugge, the Musea Gruuthuse or the Groeninge Museum. If you are looking for a more playful visit, there are also interactive and immersive museums such as the Chocolate Museum and the Fries Museum in Bruges. Discover now our favorite museums to visit during your stay in the Venice of the North.

Why visit a museum in Bruges?

For several centuries now, Bruges has enjoyed a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Our city is indeed full of museums to visit. Traditional museums such as the diamond museum or Arentshuis are next to more original ones such as the beer museum and the torture museum.

During your stay in Bruges, there are plenty of reasons to go to a museum:

  • Be amazed by works of art from all over the world;
  • Discover the cultural heritage of the Venice of the North in a new light;
  • Enjoy a convivial and timeless moment with friends or family;
  • Get interested in subjects that are still unknown.

The traditional museums of Bruges: some must-sees

Bruges is full of museums and art collections of all kinds. Here are some famous museums that you should not miss under any circumstances:

  • The Historium for history buffs;
  • The Groeninge and Memling museums for painting lovers;
  • The Diamond Museum to relive the development of the diamond industry;

Before your stay, don’t hesitate to consult the museum program and the cultural agenda of the city. This way you are sure not to miss any art exhibitions or ephemeral events that might interest you.

Museum in Bruges: go for the unusual

Are you visiting Bruges with your family or friends? Would you like to discover Bruges and the Belgian cultural heritage in a new way? Among the various museums of the city, discover the Frietmuseum. This unique museum is entirely dedicated to the history of the Belgian fry and the potato.

Frietmuseum stands out for its playful, modern and contemporary aspect which will please young and old visitors alike. The museum’s itinerary immerses you in the history of the potato and the Belgian fry. The immersive tour alternates between art objects and interactive rooms to offer a unique cultural experience to its visitors. At the end of your visit, you can also taste delicious traditional Belgian fries.

Whether you are just visiting or live near Damme, Knokke-Heist or Blankenberge, a visit to the Frietmuseum is a must during your stay in Bruges.

The Fries Museum in Bruges: practical information

Would you like to visit this unusual museum in Bruges and discover the history of Belgian fries? The museum is located in the Steenstraat district at 33 Vlamingstraat in Bruges. Located in the old town, we are also close to the most important places such as the Beguinage, the St. Saviour’s Cathedral or the Belfry. The Bruges Frietmuseum is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm, also on Sundays and holidays. Reserve your tickets now and enjoy an off-the-beaten-track experience with your family or friends!

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