"Gruuthuse" Gruuthuse Museum Tip by tompt

Gruuthuse Museum, Brugge: 18 reviews and 38 photos

  entrancegate to the Gruuthuse
by tompt

This big city mansion belonged to one of the richest families of Brugs. Today it is the archeological city museum of Bruges.

The Gruuthuse family was very important. The old Flemish word 'gruut' means : peeled barley or wheat. This was the main ingredient for beer-brewing in the Middle Ages. The lords of Bruges had the monopoly for the sale of this very important product. Because of their monopoly position they became very wealthy and powerful and they soon became known as the 'lords of Gruuthuse' (huse= house).
The house dates back to the 15th century.

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

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  • Written Jan 3, 2004
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