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Sint-Janshospitaal owns six masterpieces by the Flemish primitive artist Hans Memling, as well as many religious paintings and sculptures. Objects of applied art, such as furniture, silverwork, medical instruments, reliquaries, archive documents...more
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Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saint John’s Hospital has an 800 year history of caring for pilgrims, the poor and the sick. Lots to see through all the medieval wards, chapel and also see the paintings by Hans Memling. The Pharmacy, the old dormitory and custodian’s room also worth visiting....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit for the historic medical artefacts let alone the artwork. Well laid out, good background literature available.

Thank jfairhurst2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s not lots to see here for the €10-12 entry fee but the building is amazing inside and there’s exhibits about historical medicine and the use of the site as a hospital from 1180s-1970s. They’ve got some nice art by Memling

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting but not spectacular view of early hospitals as they developed in Brugges. Quite expensive compared to others in the City

Thank MargaretBill1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth seeing to understand how medical care was given in centuries past and how it evolved. It wasn’t crazy crowded. It has a nice selection of Flemish art that we really enjoyed as well.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great photography from the bridge - lots of unique architectural angles, interesting windows etc and good reflections.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as a member of 40 years with st John I visited this hospital approx 8 years ago and got a real sense of what it was like including the smell. There was a lare picture that told the story. returned last week and it had...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

One.of the beat tour by far. Stayed close by to.it and grounds open.at night. It's a different place at night. Amazing. The tour itself was brilliant. So much to see. So.mich to learn. Fascinated by it a history. Every feeling standing in there but I...More

Thank Leanne Jane W
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Wonderful medieval hospital full of historical artefacts and beautiful paintings. This should not be missed by any visitor to Bruges.

Thank John P
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lots of old Christian paintings of the stations of the cross, Saints including Saint Ursula.... and lots of medical doctors from the 1600's- their crude surgical tools were on display -hypodermic needles that would scare even a horse... i decided I would forego any medical...More

Thank Steven S
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