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If meeting the Flemish masters is your goal, then the towns and cities they knew first hand are the places to go.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges and the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts together make up the Flemish Art Collection. And while they cover the entire period from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, it is easy to construct a tour taking in only those periods which interest you. (During reconstruction of the Antwerp museum, much of its collection is on loan elsewhere in Flanders.)
But it's not just museums - the Cathedral of St Bavo in Gent is home to Rubens' "Conversion of St Bavo" and the van Eyck brothers' "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb".
We recommend coach travel for this tour, or for smaller groups, rail conveniently connects the three cities.
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