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Dijver 17C

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To see more than just paintings, head to this museum, which details more than 500 years of Bruges history through a variety of historical artifacts – from tapestries and furniture to coins and musical instruments. Highlights include an 18th-century guillotine on display and a medieval chapel built in 1472.

According to recent visitors, the museum offers an interesting overview of Bruges history and a helpful primer on what makes the city so unique. According to past travelers, you'll want to take time to admire the ceilings and to visit the chapel.  

Tickets cost 12 euros (a little more than $13) for adults and are free for children 16 and younger. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Musea Brugge website.

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Considered one of the most photographed areas of Bruges, Rozenhoedkaai, or Quay of the Rosary, is a picturesque spot where the Dijver and Groenerei canals meet. Sit back and relax while enjoying the lovely canals, beautiful old buildings and charming bars, restaurants and hotels.

Visitors also recommend checking out Rozenhoedkaai during the evening hours and say it's a great spot to hop on a boat for a canal tour.

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