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.

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.



Dover Port


Calais Port















Things to do in Bruges, Belgium

About the city

A romantic break in Bruges Positively overflowing with old-world charm, this beautiful city setting makes Bruges the perfect romantic escape, no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Take a stroll along the picturesque cobbled streets, enjoy world-famous Belgian waffles while people-watching in a charming square, try some of the city’s delicious chocolates in its independent shops, or discover picturesque parks and relax in the great outdoors.
One of the most popular things to do in Bruges as a couple is to go on a tour of the city in a horse-drawn carriage. A romantic way to see the sights, people especially love the sound of the horse’s hooves against the cobblestones as they travel around.
Belfry Tower in Bruges

Horse and Carraige Ride in Bruges, Belgium

Bruges landmarks

The charm and beauty of Bruges can be seen in the UNESCO Heritage listed cobblestone market square which is home to many historical highlights, including the soaring 12th century Belfry Tower that measures an impressive 83 metres in height. You can climb the tower’s 366 steps for an entry fee and will be rewarded with stunning views when you reach the top.

This medieval bell tower is the most prominent landmark in the whole of Bruges, and is a central backdrop in the award-winning 2008 comedy film ‘In Bruges’. Also featured in the film is the historical Basilica of the Holy Blood, a stunning Gothic church with a striking interior.

Another essential part of the Bruges skyline is the spiralling tower of the Church of Our Lady, the second tallest brickwork tower in the world. Reaching a height of 122 metres, the church is home to a beautiful marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo which brings visitors from around the world.

Visit Bruges have put together some fab Virtual Tours for you to enjoy, so why not head over to their website and start exploring this beautiful 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.

Similar Destinations

Enjoy a Belgian Beer when you visit Bruges




Canal bridge in Amsterdam