Old timber houses at Hof Arents.

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Hof Arents


Behind the Arentshuis, Hof Arents is a charming little park with a hump-backed pedestrian bridge, St-Bonifaciusbrug, that crosses the canal, offering idyllic views. Nicknamed Lovers’ Bridge, it’s where many a Bruges citizen steals their first kiss. Privileged guests staying at the Guesthouse Nuit Blanche get the romantic moonlit scene all to themselves once the park has closed.

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1. Arentshuis

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This stately 18th-century patrician house displays the powerful paintings and dark-hued etchings of Frank Brangwyn (1867–1956), a Bruges-born artist of…

2. St-Bonifaciusbrug

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Stand atop the 20th-century stone Bonifacius bridge, itself amply photogenic, for lovely vistas of the canal and surrounds.

3. Gruuthusemuseum

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The museum takes its name from the flower-and-herb mixture (gruut) that used to flavour beer before the cultivation of hops. The romantic heraldic…

4. Groeningemuseum

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Bruges’ most celebrated art gallery boasts an astonishingly rich collection that's strong in superb Flemish Primitive and Renaissance works, depicting the…

5. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

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Dominating its surrounds, this 13th-century church was reopened in 2015 after extensive renovations. Its enormous 115m spire is unmissable throughout much…

6. Museum Sint-Janshospitaal

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In the restored chapel of a 12th-century hospital building with superb timber beamwork, this museum shows various torturous-looking medical implements,…