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Historium Brugge, Bruges

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Immerse yourself in history at Historium Brugge, an experiential museum. An audio guide with a wide selection of languages brings you through the themed areas. The rooms represent different places in the city during different periods in time, from the Middle Ages to the city's golden age. Costumed interpreters, recreated shops, and domestic rooms all introduce you to the city's past. Learn how canals and quays fueled the development of the town, and how the economy generated from the waterways helped craftsmen and artists thrive. Visit a reconstructed old port and the painter Van Eyck in his studio. Some exhibits encourage visitors to interact with the story, while others ask you to enjoy the experience. A beer garden at the end of the tour is a great way to round out your visit. Using our custom trip planner, Bruges attractions like Historium Brugge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Historium takes you throuugh a story of a young man working for the famous Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck. The story is interesting but not that educational. The static displays are more informative. The...  more »
  • Really enjoyed this attraction. My husband and I liked the way it is set up with detailed reconstructions and film and the interactive parts of the exibition.  more »
  • It is technically pretty fun in each other, but it is really too thin and disappointing! I was there with two children of 10 and 13 and it did not give us. We really were hoping on getting a somewhat good picture of life during that time, but the only thing you get to see is a kind of slap love story that is rushed. A pity and a waste of money and time!
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  • Felt like a tourist trap. You think it's going to be an excellent video tour of the history of Bruges, but instead it is an excellent video series of a love story between two people and two parrots. This was a huge letdown. The exhibition at the end is decent, but wish more of that info had been in the videos.. the view at the top is phenomenal and the drink hall at the end looked like fun!
  • I went on a weekday in September. I was the only one doing the tour. Something about doing this completely alone added to the experience. It's a made believe story but is based on historical facts and if you are not too picky it does feel at times as if you have gone back in time.
  • Well worth a visit. The virtual reality tour is very good. The view of the square from the balcony is lovly
  • They present story of golden age of Bruge through a life of a young man, with some very interesting effects in each room
  • Enjoyed the interactive and multimedia feel of this museum where history is shown using fictional characters. The setting and backdrop were nicely done to recreate the feel, and make you feel as if you were part of history back then. Wish we could stay longer (we had to rush as we were catching the train back to Amsterdam!). Definitely recommended.

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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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