The St. John’s Hospital

The St. John’s Hospital in Bruges is one of the oldest surviving hospital buildings in Europe. Dating back to the twelfth century, the sick, pilgrims and travelers were cared for here by the nuns and monks present.

Not only can you learn more about life in this hospital, but the old pharmacy and herb garden are well worth a visit. In addition, you can admire many works of art by one of the most famous painters of the Flemish Primitives: Hans Memling. He lived and worked in Bruges during the fifteenth century.