The Oude Steen (Old Castle) is one of the oldest prisons in Europe. The building has been renovated and transformed into a torture museum, with an extraordinary collection of artefacts and lifelike wax sculptures that shed a light on the controversial use of torture, where it was once thought that the end– justice – justified the means.
A great experience! You are immersed in the ancient Mexican world of the Mayas and the Aztecs for whom chocolate was the drink of the gods and cocoa beans a means of payment. The chocoholic gets to find out all about the production of chocolate truffles, chocolates, hollow figures and bars of chocolate.
The homebrewery "De Halve Maan" is the only family brewery in the centre of Bruges that is still active. De "Halve Maan" is situated in the heart of our historical town and offers a hospitable welcome to the visitors.
The Museum of Lighting lets you experience the entire history of artificial lighting. This long story begins with the torch and the oil lamp and evolves over more than 400.000 years to the electric bulb and the LED.