The Bargebrug (bridge), a striking example of asymmetrical architecture, connects the outskirts of the town with Minnewaterpark. This surprising spot is the starting point of a visit to Bruges for many a tourist.
The Burg square is one of the earliest inhabited places of the city. People settled here as early as in the second and third centuries of our era. In the ninth century, the count of Flanders chose the Burg square as his base of operation.
The Gruuthuse house and museum is situated behind the Our Lady's church. This impressive city mansion belonged to one of the richest families of the medieval city. It has now been transformed into a splendid museum.
It was transformed into a museum and a congress center. Inside the old chapel is now one of the smallest but most attractive museum of Bruges, the Memling Museum. Here six paintings by the 15th century painter Hans Memling can be seen.