Things to do in Bruges

Discover the best things to do in Bruges and read all about some of the great ways to explore this beautiful city.

Known for its picturesque streets, stunning architecture, delicious food, and famous Christmas market, there are loads of things to do in Bruges that make it a very popular holiday destination, which is why so many people visit each year. Find out for yourself what makes Bruges so magical.

It takes just half an hour and a half from Calais, so it is very convenient to get to when you travel on our Dover to Calais route.  

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Things to do in Bruges, Belgium

About the city

Romantic hotspots Swans on the canals, a maze of medieval streets, the clatter of hooves, hidden parks, charming courtyards... there are no jarring notes to disturb this historic picture. Whether you picnic in Koningin Astridpark (Queen Astrid Park), linger on the Boniface Bridge, or savour the peace of the Beguinage, in Bruges romance always hangs in the air. You’re sure to fall in love.

UNESCO World Hertitage

Bruges is proud of its world heritage status and its remarkable history, but that doesn’t mean the city is stuck in the past. On the contrary – as well as being rich in historical heritage, Bruges is a contemporary city with bold plans for the future.

Top gastronomy

The time to indulge yourself ! Bruges is firmly on the map with an impressive portfolio of top restaurants. The culinary masterpieces, often using top local produce, of the award-winning Michelin-starred chefs are sure to delight your taste buds. But also bistro’s, brasseries, trendy lunch spots, brunch places and fancy cocktail bars guarantee a culinary experience to savour and remember

Beer in Bruges

The people of Bruges enjoy a pint when the time is right. So the city boasts quite a few locally brewed beers. Right in the heart of the medieval town, you can visit the De Halve Maan and Bourgogne des Flandres breweries. Add to this the many pubs and ‘brown cafés’ and you will be convinced that Bruges truly is a paradise for beer lovers all year round. Cheers to that!

Hidden gems

Just when you thought you knew Bruges through and through, you bump into this fine collection of secret places. Well-hidden gems that challenge you to stray off the beaten track and surprise you in the process. So it’s time to delve deeper into the world heritage city.

Waterways offer a great option for exploring Bruges, simply hop on board a boat ride and enjoy commentary as you sail past the city’s attractions

Top attractions in Bruges

Choco-story Chocolate Museum Tour

Chamonix   .   France

Tour Choco-Story, Bruges, a chocolate museum portraying the history of chocolate throughout time. You'll learn the origins of this favorite treat, and will also receive samples and view a chocolate-making demonstration.

Enjoy Brussels Chocolate
Visit Historium Bruges

Historium Bruges Time Traveller Ticket

Bruges   .   Belgium

Journey back in time and experience life in the Middle Ages through audio, video, and virtual reality. Choose to upgrade to a Thirsty Time Traveller Ticket and get a free drink in the Duvelorium Grand Beer Café.

1.5 Hour Waffle Making Workshop

Chamonix   .   France

Learn to prepare, bake, and enjoy your own delicious Belgian waffles in a 1.5-hour waffle making workshop in Bruges. You can feel free to eat as many waffles as you can, and can take your recipes home to recreate them in the future.

Learn how to make Belgian Waffles
Romantic things to do in Bruges Read more

With beauty and history around every corner, there are loads of romantic things to do in Bruges which make this the perfect place to visit with your significant other.

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