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Gruuthuse reliëf paard

The Gruuthuse Museum guides you through 3 crucial periods in Bruges' rich history. Marvel at this luxurious city palace and experience the past.

This stately medieval home was once home to the immensely rich Lords of Gruuthuse. The best-known of them, a great patron, was Louis de Gruuthuse. His portrait still adorns the city palace. A Flemish primitive (Master of the Princes' Portraits) painted him in 1480 in the work 'Portrait of Louis de Gruuthuse'.