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Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

(3.9/5 based on 900+ 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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  • Interested in medieval and renaissance medical practices and want to see a little art at the same time? This is the place, we found it a little tricky to find but a great excuse to get a little lost o...  more »
  • In the first place is worth a visit because of 6 paintings Memling. A talented student Rogier van der Weyden (but not confirmed) is definitely worth your time. "The betrothal of St. Catherine" and "adoration of the Magi" very worthy. You can visit the Museum of Bruges subscription pass rate = 20 euro or 17 if you ask at your hotel discount. Validity of vendor-3 days.
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  • Been here a couple of times and it's a fascinating place, interesting displays set in another of Bruges wonderful buildings .....  more »
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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.