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The Torture Museum: Collection of 100+ torture & execution instruments from history in one of Europe’s oldest prisons.

The Beer Museum: museum where visitors learn about beer history, sample ingredients & taste brews of varied styles. Address: Breidelstraat 3, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

The Groeninge museum is a municipal museum in Bruges, Belgium, built on the site of the medieval Eekhout Abbey. It houses a comprehensive survey of six centuries of Flemish and Belgian painting, from Jan van Eyck to Marcel Broodthaers.

The Hospital of St. John was a medieval hospital in Bruges. It was founded in the mid-12th century. Located next to the Church of Our Lady, the premises contain some of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings.

Historium: Fictional characters tell a story in medieval Bruges at this unique museum with audio guides. Address: Markt 1, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

Choco-Story, the Chocolate Museum in Bruges, Belgium, is located in the sixteenth-century “Huis de Crone” building on Sint-Jansplein in central Bruges. This building was originally the home of a wine tavern.

The first Blacksmith’s Gate (Smedenpoort) dates from 1297-1299; the current gate was built on the remains of the old one in 1367. Throughout the centuries the gate has undergone many changes. The bronze skull above the left passage recalls the execution of François Vander Straeten, who wanted to let hostile French troops into the city at the end of the 17th century.e.

Burg This place was already inhabited in the 2nd century AD, and in the 9th century it became the base of operations of the Count of Flanders. The Palace of the Liberty of Bruges was the place from which the surrounding countryside was governed from the Late Middle Ages until 1795. Then the buildings were occupied by law courts for nearly 200 years.