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Bruges

Must visit destination
Best enjoyed over 2 days

Brugge, the charming medieval city in Belgium, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must-visit for any traveler interested in history, culture, or simply stunning beauty. Immerse yourself in Bruges' rich history and culture, from the towering Belfort to the narrow cobbled streets. Sample the city's world-famous chocolate and beer, and take a boat ride through the canals. Visit the Groeninge Museum to see masterpieces by Flemish artists, or wander through the Begijnhof, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Brugge is a city that has captured hearts for centuries. Its well-preserved medieval architecture, winding canals, and cobbled streets make it feel like a step back in time. But Bruges is also a modern city with a vibrant cultural scene. There are plenty of museums, art galleries, and theaters to explore, as well as a thriving nightlife.

Top attractions in Bruges

Bruges Canal Cruise

Bruges Canal Cruise

Take a scenic boat tour along the canals of Bruges, exploring the city's charming waterways and picturesque bridges.

Belfry Tower

Belfry Tower

Marvel at the Belfry tower, offering panoramic views of rooftops and countryside.

Gruuthuse Museum

Gruuthuse Museum

Step into the rich history of the Gruuthuse Museum. Explore medieval artifacts, opulent interiors, and captivating exhibitions. An immersive experience for history enthusiasts.

De Halve Maan Brewery

De Halve Maan Brewery

Take a guided tour of De Halve Maan Brewery and learn about the brewing process of Bruges' famous beers.

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Experience the holy atmosphere and see the revered relic of the Holy Blood at the Basilica of the Holy Blood.

Historium Brugge

Historium Brugge

Embark on a historical journey through interactive exhibits and virtual reality experiences at Historium Brugge.

Church of Our Lady

Church of Our Lady

Admire the stunning architecture and visit the famous sculpture of Madonna and Child by Michelangelo at the Church of Our Lady.

Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum

Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum

Discover the fascinating history of chocolate and indulge in delicious chocolate samples at Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum.

Bonifacius Bridge Bruges

Bonifacius Bridge Bruges

Experience the charm of Bruges at Bonifacius Bridge. Stunning views, perfect for photography. A must-visit spot in Bruges.

Bruges Beer Experience

Bruges Beer Experience

Immerse yourself in the world of Belgian beer through interactive exhibits and tastings at the Bruges Beer Experience.

Beguinage of Bruges

Beguinage of Bruges

Visit the tranquil Beguinage of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore its serene courtyard and historic buildings.

Retsins Lucifernum

Retsins Lucifernum

Uncover the mysterious Retsins Lucifernum. Experience hidden trails, mesmerizing sculptures, and intriguing secrets. Prepare to be awestruck.

Torture Museum Brugge

Torture Museum Brugge

Uncover Bruges' dark history at the Torture Museum. Explore historic devices and learn about cruel practices. Intriguing for the macabre.

Hanseatic Quarter

Hanseatic Quarter

Travel back in time at the Hanseatic Quarter. Wander through well-preserved merchant houses, cobbled streets, and ancient warehouses. An enriching journey into the past.

Frietmuseum

Frietmuseum

Delve into the history of Belgian fries and enjoy tasty fries at the Frietmuseum, the world's first and only museum dedicated to fries.

Groeningemuseum

Groeningemuseum

Explore the Groeningemuseum's captivating art collections showcasing Flemish and Belgian masterpieces.

Sint-Salvatorskathedraal

Sint-Salvatorskathedraal

Discover the magnificent Sint-Salvatorskathedraal (Saint-Salvator's Cathedral) in Bruges, Belgium.

Horse Carriage Rides

Horse Carriage Rides

Take a romantic horse carriage ride through the charming streets of Bruges and enjoy a unique perspective of the city.

Minnewater Park

Minnewater Park

Find tranquility in Minnewater Park's lush gardens and scenic lake.

Brugse Vrije

Brugse Vrije

Explore the historical Brugse Vrije building, which once served as the city's courthouse, and discover its rich past.

Sint-Janshospitaal

Sint-Janshospitaal

Visit the historic Sint-Janshospitaal, a medieval hospital-turned-museum, showcasing art and medical artifacts.

Grote Markt Brugge

Grote Markt Brugge

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Grote Markt, the central square in Bruges, Belgium. Admire the stunning architecture, enjoy local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the city's rich history.

Best day trips from Bruges

Lille (FR)

Lille (FR)

Discover the vibrant city of Lille in France, just a short distance from Belgium. Explore its charming old town, impressive architecture, world-class museums, and indulge in delicious French cuisine.

Oostende

Oostende

Oostende, the Queen of Belgian seaside resorts, invites visitors to its lively beach, vibrant boardwalk, charming harbor, and cultural attractions like museums and art galleries.

Ypres

Ypres

Explore historic Ypres, famous for World War I history. Visit Menin Gate, witness Last Post ceremony.

Mechelen

Mechelen

Discover the well-preserved historic center, picturesque canals, and vibrant carillon culture of Mechelen.

Ghent

Ghent

Experience the blend of medieval grandeur and contemporary vibes in the vibrant city of Ghent.

Oudenaarde

Oudenaarde

Oudenaarde, known for its rich history and Flemish tapestries, offers a captivating glimpse into the past with its stunning Town Hall, ancient fortifications, and charming market square.

Credits: Paul Hermans, CC BY-SA 4.0

Kortrijk

Kortrijk

Visit the historic city of Kortrijk known for its rich textile heritage, beautiful medieval belfry, vibrant squares, bustling markets, and thriving contemporary cultural scene.

Dendermonde

Dendermonde

Dendermonde, a charming Flemish town, welcomes visitors with its historic buildings, picturesque squares, beautiful churches, and a scenic location along the river Dender.

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Blankenberge

Blankenberge

Blankenberge, a vibrant seaside resort, entices visitors with a lively beach promenade, amusement park, sandy shores, and various water sports and entertainment options.

Aalst

Aalst

Aalst, famous for its vibrant carnival celebrations, features a beautiful historic center, picturesque streets, lively markets, and a rich cultural heritage that delights visitors.

Credits: Vitaly Volkov/Волков Виталий Сергеевич, CC BY 2.5

De haan

De haan

De Haan, a charming coastal town, offers pristine sandy beaches, Belle Époque architecture, and a relaxed seaside atmosphere for a peaceful getaway.

Damme

Damme

Damme, a picturesque small town, captivates with its medieval charm, scenic canals, cobblestone streets, and historic buildings. Enjoy bookshops, cycling routes, and Belgian cuisine.

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