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    Belgium Art and Galleries

    I am traveling to Belgium, Bruges mainly, and wondered if anyone had any suggestions for "hidden gems" to check out while there. Little galleries, statues or architecture, etc. I am not a huge fan of the classic Flemish artists but hope to gain some appreciation by seeing it in person. If it doesn't grow on me, I want to seek out some other stuff.

    Anybody been there and have any thoughts?

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    Bruges and Ghent are two of my favorite small cities in Europe. The museums are small but full of great stuff (if you like Van Eyk, Memling, Bosch, and 19th century symbolism, which I do). If you make it to Ghent, make sure to see the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb at St. Bavo's.

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    i suppose Ghent en Bruges are very good cities if you want to see the artistic side of belgium.
    it ain't hard to visit the two cities in 2 days though,after all,belgium isn't that big.
    i live right between the two cities,am i lucky or what ?

    in Ghent you have also a lot of exposition rooms and nice graffiti art in most parts of the city.

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    Be sure to hit up the Groeninge Museum, and St.John's Hospital.
    Not sure how strict your travel plans are, but you might also consider catching a train to Colmar in Alsace, just to check out Grünewald at the Unterlinden Museum. Of course if you're willing to do that, then are probably a million other things you could see too, but I found that one particularly cool to check out in person.
    Last edited by Jasonwclark; April 8th, 2008 at 07:48 PM.

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