- Burg 11a City Centre
- adult/child/concession €2.50/free/1.50, admission includes entry to nearby stadhuis
- 09:30-12:30 & 13:30-17:00
Lonely Planet review for Brugse Vrije
An immense 16th-century chimneypiece draws visitors to the Renaissancezaal (Renaissance Hall). This hall was the alderman's room of the palace of the Liberty of Bruges, a medieval administrative body. Completed in 1531, the chimney's upper section is a detailed oak carving depicting Emperor Charles V alongside an entourage of relatives; black marble and an alabaster frieze adorn the lower part. All in all it's pretty impressive, even without the men's overblown medieval codpieces.