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Canals gliding through colourful Flemish buildings, ringing bells of the churches and cobblestone streets alive with the chatter of thousands – Bruges is a city that offers beauty, culture and exuberance all at once.

The rich history associated with Bruges is best understood throughout its museums, of which the Groeninge Museum is a must visit. With an extensive collection of paintings, this place is home to many iconic European artworks by Jan van Eyck, De Smet, Ducq and others from various time periods. You can also take a dip into the history of chocolate and cocoa in the Choco-Story Chocolate Museum.

Minnewaterpark occupies a niche of its own in this busy Belgian city. This relaxing space provides stretches of grassy land dotted with tall trees and vibrant flowers, along with a swan-filled lake and an asymmetrical bridge. With quiet corners and intimate spaces, this park is a perfect place to catch a small break.

Bruges is one of the most diverse gastronomic destinations in Europe. Apart from its world-famous chocolate, Bruges has some of the best seafood and vegetarian dishes. During your tour, you can try its Flemish stew, also known as stoofvlees. Although there are a number of versions, this stew uses beef as a chief ingredient and is slow cooked in beer. Since a tour to Bruges is incomplete without a glass of beer, make sure to stop at Brouwerij De Halve Maan for a glass of Brugse Zot, the authentic beer of Bruges.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.04
Language French
Average weekend price $146 per night
Average weekday price $146 per night
Average stay 1 night

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Bruges is everything you have ever heard about it: gorgeous...

July 3, 2022

Bruges is everything you have ever heard about it: gorgeous and perfectly preserved medieval city, scenic canals and bridges everywhere, a nice variety of cultural sights and museums to visit, and a ton of quaint restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Be sure to take a river cruise, which only takes 30 minutes, and do the free guided walking tour that start in front of the statue in the Markt. The tour lasts two hours, gets to all the key sites and gives a pleasantly detailed history of Bruges.


Beautiful Old Town, excellent for a short trip.

July 2, 2022

Beautiful Old Town, excellent for a short trip. Photographers paradise, Historians delight. Great for walking. Recommend Pizza Hut for cheap beer and food of coarse. Stay away from main Belfry Square for food and beer if on a budget. Everything twice the price and smaller measures. Otherwise great.

Liznlaz United Kingdom

Great city for walking around.

June 28, 2022

Great city for walking around. We would recommend one of the canal cruises to see an overview and get a different perspective of the city. It also provides reference for spots that you want to explore more on foot. If you don't like big crowds you may want to plan your visit for early spring/ late fall. Favorite restaurant - Garlic and Greens Favorite pub - De Garre

Alison United States of America

Had a fabulous time in Bruges.

June 27, 2022

Had a fabulous time in Bruges. It's one of the best places I've ever been. So pretty and very clean. It's small enough to walk everywhere. The food is great and the locals are very welcoming. Will definitely be going back!

janeshep31 United Kingdom

I loved Bruges.

June 25, 2022

I loved Bruges. I walked everywhere. In the evenings I went out for long walks just to take in the beauty. I went on a little boat tour. I ate in several of the little restaurants around the town. I ran the outside of the town by the wall daily.

Pamela United Kingdom

Centrally located, coffee down the street and 2 min walk to...

June 25, 2022

Centrally located, coffee down the street and 2 min walk to Markt. Owners helpful and even showed us the medieval cellar incredible. Huge living room, kitchen and bedrooms all private. coffee, tea and Belgian chocolate, soooo good.

NANCY United States of America

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