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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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  • We enjoyed a very interesting visit to the Sint Janshospitaal last week. The mix of historical artefacts and world class paintings gives the place a unique character. The icing on the cake are of cour...  more »
  • the exposition is not that exciting, but to see the huge room of the hospital, that was still in use in the 20th century, is worth the visit. 
  • Former Hospital run by nuns was active from 1100 until the years 70, today has a variety of uses, such as the exhibition hall, we visited from the outside thanks to a free tour, admission is 8 euros.
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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.