"Town Hall" Stadhuis - Town Hall Tip by tompt

Stadhuis - Town Hall, Brugge: 68 reviews and 110 photos

  My mother listening to the tape in the Gothic Hall
by tompt

When in Brugge you absolutely have to visit the upstairs gotic room in the cityhall.

The gothic town hall dates back to 1376. It was one of the first monumental town halls in the Low Countries. In the front facade are six gothic windows. Also displayed are the town weapons of the cities and villages that were under administrative rule from Bruges. There are 48 statues on the facade. It were biblical figures and counts of Flanders. The original statues where demolished during the aftermath of the French Revolution. And their 19th century replacements have also been replaced for more modern versions.
Go inside and you will find yourself in alarge hall. From the ceiling their are flags of the gildes hanging. Along the wall are some interesting artefacts, like old pieces of the facade.
In the entrance hall a large staircase leads to the Gothic Hall (1386-1401). There is an entrance fee for this gotic hall. You will get a taperecorder with explanation in your own language. This hall was decorated in 1895 with neo-gothic wall paintings that illustrate the most important events in the history of Bruges.
In an adjoining chamber there are several objects, documents and works of art connected to the city's past.

This is a picture of my mother on our last trip together (june2002). She died a year later from cancer at the age of 65.


Address: Burg 12 - 8000 Brugge
Directions: The Burg is one of the central squares in Brugge.

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  • Updated Jan 4, 2004
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