Next to the Museum St Janshospitaal is a restored 17th-century Apotheek, which originally belonged to the hospital. You're free to...
In the restored chapel of a 12th-century hospital building with superb timber beamwork, this museum shows various torturous-looking...
A chintzy but appealing tearoom serving a variety of teas, gloopy hot chocolate, milkshakes and indulgent homemade sweets including...
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This large, somewhat sober 13th-century church sports an enormous tower that’s currently ‘wrapped’ for extensive renovation. Inside, it’s best known for Michelangelo’s serenely contemplative 1504 Madonna and Child statue, the only such work by Michelangelo to leave Italy during the artist’s lifetime; look out also for the Adoration of the Shepherds by Pieter Pourbus.
In the church’s apse, the treasury section displays some splendid 15th- and 16th-century artworks plus the fine stone-and-bronze tombs of Charles the Bold (Karel de Stoute) and his daughter, Mary of Burgundy, whose pivotal marriage dragged the Low Countries into the Hapsburg empire, with far-reaching consequences.