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Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

(3.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Get a sense of medieval medical practices at Sint-Janshospitaal, a hospice and hospital dating back to the Middle Ages. The displays combine antique medical equipment with 15th-century artwork. Learn about the early medical experiments and procedures that helped doctors understand more about the human body. Along with the medical instruments is a collection of Hans Memling's religious artwork dating back to the 1400s, and hospital documents that reveal the nature of the ailments treated there. Save your ticket and use it to enter the apothecary next door, which features a recreation of a medieval medicine vendor with healing herbs and potions arranged along the walls, just as they would have been centuries ago. Plan to visit Sint-Janshospitaal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bruges attractions using our Bruges family vacation planner.
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  • Interesting tour of early medical practices but the entire tour is a bit short. Would have been nice to see more of the hospital.  more »
  • It was a very nice experience with the guides post, chapeau for HELO BRUGES very interesting 2 hour tour
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  • Our guide (brussels guide tours) so he said. This hospital is side by side with one of the channels. On the bridge in front of can-sw a good spot for a photo.
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  • Very interesting museum with reasonable entrance fee
  • Excellent exhibition on witches! Well done the designer of the exhibit! Loved the candle light!
  • A nice collection of art work, but stealing the show are the medical instruments and the apothecary.
  • Really amazing building, didn't go inside to see any exhibits but the exterior was amazing.
  • Tof.