The Groeningemuseum is a municipal museum in Bruges, Belgium, built on the site of the medieval Eekhout Abbey.

The Groeningemuseum, Dijver 12, Bruges
Jan van Eyck's The Madonna with Canon van der Paele is one of the masterpieces of the museum
Joseph Denis Odevaere, Lord Byron on his Death-bed

It houses a collection of Flemish and Belgian painting covering six centuries, from Jan van Eyck to Marcel Broodthaers. The museum's highlights include Early Netherlandish paintings, works by Renaissance and Baroque masters, as well as a selection of paintings from the 18th and 19th century neo-classical and realist periods, milestones of Belgian symbolism and modernism, masterpieces of Flemish Expressionism and many items from the city's collection of post-war modern art.

Works includeEdit


  • De Vos, Dirk (1987). Groeningemuseum Bruges. Bruges: Die Keure. ISBN 978-9-05544-084-9.
  • van Uffelen, Chris (2010). Contemporary Museums - Architecture, History, Collections. Braun Publishing. pp. 164–165. ISBN 978-3-03768-067-4.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Groeningemuseum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°12′22″N 3°13′35″E / 51.20611°N 3.22639°E / 51.20611; 3.22639