The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual art, with as highlight the world-renowned Flemish primitives.
“We wanted to see the Final judgement tripthych by Hieronimus Bosch. Great painting – you can approach the painting to about 30 cm to see the tiny details Bosch is famous for.”
“The gallery starts strong with Van Eyck and the masters of the Northern Renaissance, with outstanding contributions by Hans Memling and Jan Provoost. The “Judgement of Cambyses” by Gerard David is a real eye-catcher, as is Bosch’s characteristically chaotic “Last Judgement”. “
“A really enjoyable introduction to Flemish art. I was completely engrossed for a couple of hours. It even kept my museum-phobic husband interested for most of this time!”
“If you are looking for a little museum that you can cover in an hour or two, densely packed with beautiful art then this is a museum you must visit!”
“For me the opportunity to examine for as long as I wished Jan van Eyck’s “Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele” masterpiece from a distance of 12″ without a guard’s apoplexy was worth the trip. It’s under glass somewhat impeding viewing and photography but allays guardian anxieties. Superb condition, glorious. It could have been painted yesterday.”
Situated at the Dijver, near the Mariastraat and the Simon Stevin Square.