Meet & greet Van Eyck

Follow in Jan van Eyck’s footsteps with an expert guide. You will 'meet' the master, learning all about his personal life and discovering where the painter lived and worked in the 15th century – Bruges’ golden era.

  • Exclusive walk
  • Small group
  • Unique experience
  • Flemish primitives
  • discount for visit Groeninge Museum
  • Jan van Eyck
Duration2 Hours
ParticipantsMax. 10 persons per guide.
Important information

Start: Historium Museum, Markt 1, central courtyard of the museum.

Attention: purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Please be present at least 10 minutes in advance.
One of the locations is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Corona measures

  • Participants provide their own mouth masks.
  • Participants maintain a distance of 1.5 metres, unless the participants and the guide are wearing a mouth mask.
  • The participants do not touch anything during the tour.



Upon presentation of a printed ticket for the guided city walk, you will receive a discount of € 2 on the regular entrance price at the front desk of the Groeninge Museum (discount valid  until Sunday 6th September 2020).


IMPORTANT: Due to the Corona measures, you must make a reservation in advance if you wish to visit the museum at

The Groeninge Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Last admission is 30 min. before closing time. 

You can see Van Eyck’s masterpieces at the ‘Van Eyck in Bruges’ exhibition at the Groeninge Museum, along with the permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque Masters, wonderful neoclassical pieces from Bruges from the 18th and 19th centuries and Flemish Expressionist artworks.

Further information

Bruges is the cradle of the Flemish primitives and was the home town of painter Jan van Eyck in the 15th century. This walk will take you to the painters’ neighbourhood, where you will find the Gouden-Handstraat – the street on which van Eyck lived and worked.


You will visit the Jan van Eyckplein, where you can see his statue and admire the Poortersloge (Burghers' Lodge), which housed the City Academy of Fine Arts until the end of the 19th century. Van Eyck’s painting ’Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele’ was also kept here.


On Burg Square you will see the place where Jan van Eyck was buried and learn about his connection with the City Hall. At the Prinsenhof (Princes' Court) you will find out all about the grandeur of the Burgundian court, where van Eyck had an important role as the court painter. On this walk you will not only follow van Eyck’s daily commute; the guide will also be introducing you to some hidden places in the city. You are entitled to a discount on your entrance into the Groeninge Museum upon presentation of your ticket.

The guided walk is available in dutch, french, german and english.  One guide per language is at your disposal. 

A maximum number of 10 persons is allowed per guide.

13 Reviews
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Excellente visite. Interessante et tres bon guide. Je la recommande a tous.
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Au une difficulte. Rien que du positif.
by Corinne Parr on 07/14/2020
Heel aangename gidsbeurt, veel bijgeleerd.
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De gids was heel goed voorbereid, hij sprak duidelijk en stond open voor vragen. De gidsbeurt was heel leerrijk en gevarieerd, een aanrader !
by Ingeborg De Jonghe on 07/14/2020
Matig goed
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Te weinig focus op VanEyck. de gids was zeer onderlegd ivm Brugge en haar geschiedenis maar wijdde te vaak uit naar andere thema's waardoor Van Eyck soms in de schaduw bleef
by LIEVE DESPLENTER on 07/11/2020

Beste Mevrouw Desplenter, hartelijk dank voor uw bericht. Wij nemen deze informatie zeker mee voor de volgende wandelingen. Hopelijk heeft u toch een aangename dag in Brugge gehad! Met vriendelijke groet, Isabelle - Visit Bruges

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