Guided visit Sint-Janshospitaal 2020

The Sint-Janshospitaal (St John’s Hospital) is one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe. The earliest traces date from the middle of the 12th century. Paintings, sculptures, furniture items, silverwork, and tin items testify to centuries of care for the sick and care for souls in this place.

  • hospital
  • museum
  • flemish primitives
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The entrance fees to the museum are always to be paid cash on the spot. Adults: 12 euros (10 euros for groups of 15 persons or more).

Duration2 Hours
ParticipantsMaximum 20 participants per guide.
Important information

Booking deadline: : 7 days before your visit.

Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.

 

Please be present at least 10 minutes in advance.  A maximum of 1 guide can be booked per time block. 2 guides needed? Please choose 2 time blocks.  If you have a preference for a guide association you can indicate this in the last step of the payment process.


Attention: The museum chapel is not accessible from March 26th to 28th 2020.Therefore, the following paintings are not exhibited :

  • Johannesretabel
  • Portrait Sibylla Sambetha
  • Diptych of Maarten van Nieuwenhove

Further information

The Sint-Janshospitaal (St John’s Hospital) is one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe. The earliest traces date from the middle of the 12th century. Paintings, sculptures, furniture items, silverwork, and tin items testify to centuries of care for the sick and care for souls in this place. The medieval hospital wards and the accompanying chapel house lots of paintings on panels and on canvases, wooden and stone sculptures, furniture and medical instruments.

Hans Memling

You also come face to face with the work of Hans Memling, one of the Flemish primitives. The museum possesses six top class works from his hand. Four of them were created especially for this location and have therefore been at home here since the late 15th century. The renowned Shrine of St. Ursula is one of Memling’s most important masterpieces and most certainly a public favourite.

Monumental architecture and an authentic 17th century pharmacy

The oak wood rafter on the Diksmuide Loft above the hospital ward is one of the oldest and most monumental in Europe. Be sure also to visit the hospital pharmacy with authentic interior from the middle of the 17th century.

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