The first St.-John's hospital was founded around 1150 in the centre of Bruges. At that time the hospital only had one ward. Because of the many needy
people the hospital quickly expanded to four wards. In the year 1864 the hospital expanded again until there were 12 wards in total. In the year 1900 a
distinction was made between the different disciplines in medicine. A few years later the infrastructure did no longer fit the requirements to cope with
the growing number of patients. A new complex was built on the outskirts of Bruges in the year 1966. The new hospital officially opened its doors on the 18 th of March 1977.
Opening times department MKA
Monday to Friday:
8.15am - 17.30pm
Saturday & Sunday:
Location & Accessibility
By public transport:
Every 10 minutes there is a bus to and from the station of Bruges.
Bus 13, every 20 minutes: Bruges Railway Station - Bruges Centre - AZ Saint-John's Hospital
Bus 23, every 20 minuten: 'Blauwe Toren' - AZ Saint-John's Hospital - Bruges Railway Station
Belbus Stalhille - Jabbeke Centre - Sint-Andries
(tel. 'Belbus' 0032/59 56 52 56)
For more information, check the website:
E40 Ghent - Ostend, exit 8, along E5 to Zeebruges, exit 'Waggelwater'.
For more information, check the website of Saint-John’s Hospital: