Here, everything revolves around Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), an important poet and linguist in the Dutch language. In many manuscripts, photos and books, his personality and works are brought to life. You will also find his desk, suitcase and rosary. Gezelle was born in this house and spent his childhood there. The history of the house itself goes back to the 16th century.

Gezelle was a versatile writer: he wrote mainly poetry, but also wrote prose, magazine articles and political controversies. His works have five themes: nature, religion, friendship, language and folklore, tradition and innovation.

The house is surrounded by a shady garden with an organic vegetable garden. An oasis of green and calm in an authentic Bruges neighbourhood.

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Gezellehuis is currently closed until 3rd April 2021


Rolweg 64, 8000 Brugge

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