Thematical Walking Tour in Bruges in cooperation with the Diamondmuseum.
- Original visit of the historical Bruges
- After the tour we recommand to visit of the Diamondmuseum incl. diamond polishing demonstration
- Offical local guide
Visit of the Diamondmuseum is recommanded but not included in the price. See http://www.diamondmuseum.be/ for fees and information.
Start aan ingang stadsschouwburg (beeld Papageno). Op 1/02/2020 (individuele inschrijving) is de de toegang tot het Diamantmuseum uitzonderlijk inbegrepen in de prijs.
Bruges sparkles since centuries! Already in 1370, the local diamond trade out of India was completely established by the Venetians. The technique of diamond cutting was invented in 1476 by a Bruges goldsmith. Many of these gold- and silversmiths lived near the “Old Burse” square.Our S-wan guide will teach you all there is to know on the diamond trade and Bruges role in it: Was Bruges the Venice of the North or was Venice the Bruges of the South? Who was Lodewyck van Berquen ? What was the role of Anselmus de Boodt and Juan Luis Vives ? Were the Dukes of Burgundy the most important customers? Discover the answers to these questions by strolling along dazzling places and hearing captivating stories during our one hour tour.