"The Gruuthuse" Gruuthuse Museum Tip by richiecdisc

Gruuthuse Museum, Brugge: 18 reviews and 38 photos

  the majestic Gruuthuse
by richiecdisc

The Gruuthuse now houses a historical museum but the illustrious former mansion of the lords of Gruuthuse has an interesting history. Gruut is the Flemish word for a concoction of barley or wheat and herbs, which was the Middle Age equivalent of hops in today?s beer brewing world. Due to their control of this coveted ingredient, the lords of Bruges grew disproportionately wealthy and hence became known as the lords of Gruuthuse. The current museum's extensive collection includes furniture, kitchen equipment, weaponry, tapestry and lace. Admission is 4 Euros.

Address: Djiver 17
Phone: +32 50 44 87 11
Website: https://bezoekers.brugge.be/en/gruuthusemuseum

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2007
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