The Flemish Primitives in Bruges

The Flemish Primitives in Bruges

After the participants of the European conference have learned more about the theme ‘Food for Generations’ and enjoyed the Belgian delicacies, it is now time to take a stroll and immerse themselves in Belgian and especially Flemish art history. It is an absolute must for them to get to know the Flemish Primitives.

Bruges as a hanseatic city

Bruges as a hanseatic city

Before explaining the role of the city of Bruges as a hanseatic city, the term ‘Hanse’ should first be defined. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a hanse should be considered as “a league originally constituted of merchants of various free German cities dealing abroad in the medieval period and later of the cities themselves and organized to secure greater safety and privileges in trading.”