The Brugse Vrije was a castellany in the county of Flanders, often called in English "the Franc of Bruges". It included the area around Bruges, and was bordered by the North Sea, the Westerschelde and the Yser river. The city of Bruges was separated from the castellany in 1127. Since then the city and the Vrije were considered as separate customary law areas. The Brugse Vrije was a rich agricultural region. It had its own burgrave, who was seated at the Burg, a square in Bruges, and became part of the Four Members of Flanders at the end of the 14th century, together with the three major cities of Ghent, Bruges and Ypres. The Brugse Vrije sat in the meetings of the States of Flanders.
The castellany of Bruges was founded at around the year 1000 under the rule of Count Baldwin IV of Flanders (980–1035) as part of the county of Flanders. The head of the castellany was a burgrave, who represented the Count of Flanders. The burgrave was replaced by a bailiff in the 12th century. The fief was first called the Castellany of Bruges, but later took on the name Brugse Vrije. In Middle Ages it was divided into Amts.
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Justin Sytsma | Jul 13, 2017
Marc Masschelein | Jan 29, 2018
Aangename tentoonstellingsruimte. Jammer dat de WC's niet vrij toegankelijk zijn.
Alba CCrcller | Sep 7, 2017
Antiguo palacio de la justicia y centro administrativo medieval. Tiene una impresionante chimenea del sXVI en mármol negro y alabastro en su interior.
Frank Van Hevel | Feb 25, 2018
Administratief gebouw van stad Brugge
Assulino Gaming | Feb 6, 2017
Ferenc Valent | Mar 8, 2018
Very goede, zeer mooi!
Sheila Mars Instituto | Apr 2, 2018
Para amantes de história, locais históricos preservados
Giuseppe Povolo | Mar 25, 2018
Città suggestiva, da visitare.
Victor | Apr 16, 2018
I love the baroque facade of this building.
Stephen Digby | May 9, 2018
Housed the registry office, court. Also called Oude Civiele Griffie or 公文書館.
Shu-Chiao Chen | Jul 3, 2018
It was very beauty place! Stunning atmosphere
Albert DE ZAN | Jul 5, 2018
Très belle demeure gothique construite en 1376 et étant la plus vieille de Flandre.
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