Soon after 1400, in cosmopolitan Bruges, songs, allegorical court poetry, philosophical texts and religious poetry evolved into a collection known as the Gruuthuse Manuscript. Well-known texts include the Egidiuslied and the Kerelslied . More of the manuscript, widely recognized as the high water mark of Medieval Art History of the Low Countries, warrant rereading after 600 years. Huygens ING has undertaken to build a digital representation of the manuscript. Researchers are able to leaf through the work, read and listen to the song ‘Egidius waer bestu bleven‘ as well as other famous songs. An introduction will offer explanation to the manuscript’s history and to the manuscript itself.