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3 days in Bruges

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3 days in Bruges
A must-see on any traveller's list, Bruges is a charming town filled with incredible history, beautiful scenery and friendly locals. Plus, it's a pedestrian's dream. What's not to love?
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Quasimodo Tours
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Quasimodo Tours

In Flanders Fields (Tour 1) Since 1990, Quasimodo takes you on a personal and relaxing minibus trip along Passchenendaele, Hill 60, various cemeteries, trenches and bunkers, the Menin Gate, different monuments (Anzac, Canadian), in brief all highlights. As from this year you can also add the Last Post Ceremony to the tour after which we bring you back to your hotel in Bruges. Best of... More

In Flanders Fields (Tour 1) Since 1990, Quasimodo takes you on a personal and relaxing minibus trip along Passchenendaele, Hill 60, various cemeteries, trenches and bunkers, the Menin Gate, different monuments (Anzac, Canadian), in brief all highlights. As from this year you can also add the Last Post Ceremony to the tour after which we bring you back to your hotel in Bruges. Best of Belgium tour or Triple Treat (Tour 2) Discover the Belgian Delights A laidback meander through the beautiful countryside around Bruges featuring historical Damme, Castles of Tillegem and Loppem, monastery Ter Doest, interwoven with Chocolate, a Belgian Waffle, finishing with a quadruple Beer tasting. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Historic Centre of Brugge
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Historic Centre of Brugge

The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe and its enduring Gothic architecture. The Belgian city center is cited as a great example of a medieval historic settlement, even while it has evolved over the years.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Town Hall (Stadhuis)
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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has been governed from this building for more than 700 years. Go inside to see the Town Hall’s 19th century Gothic Chamber and the painted figures that shed light on the city’s incredible past.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
Folklore Museum (Museum voor Volkskunde)
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Folklore Museum (Museum voor Volkskunde)

Learn about the Bruges of the 17th century at this museum, which features almshouses, a cobbler’s, barrel and hat maker’s workshop—and other depictions of life long ago. On Thursday afternoons, the museum serves up fresh sweets made using traditional recipes and techniques.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Belfry (Belfort) and Market Halls (Hallen)
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Belfry (Belfort) and Market Halls (Hallen)
Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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De Struise Brouwers
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De Struise Brouwers

A small but well-regarded commercial beer company, De Struise Brouwers is the brainchild of two ostrich farm owners (and in fact, the brewery’s name is taken from the historic Flemish name for this bird). It produces award-winning, distinctive regional beers in its own microbrewery in West Flanders, making them available for sampling and sales to visitors. A small but well-regarded... More

A small but well-regarded commercial beer company, De Struise Brouwers is the brainchild of two ostrich farm owners (and in fact, the brewery’s name is taken from the historic Flemish name for this bird). It produces award-winning, distinctive regional beers in its own microbrewery in West Flanders, making them available for sampling and sales to visitors. A small but well-regarded commercial beer company, De Struise Brouwers is the brainchild of two ostrich farm owners (and in fact, its brewery’s name is taken from the historic Flemish name for this bird). It produces award-winning, distinctive regional beers in its own microbrewery in West Flanders, making them available for sampling and sales to visitors. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
The Markt
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The Markt

Bruges Markt is a large square in the centre of town surrounded by dozens of tourist-oriented gift shops and restaurants. Highlights include the... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Eric Popelier
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Eric Popelier

Bicycling hobbyist Eric Popelier launched this bike rental company to rent Oxford bikes (and brand-new electric ones) to tourists exploring Bruges. His bike supply is replaced every six months, ensuring high-quality rides for all—and he makes child seats and bike bags available free of charge.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Lokkedize
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Lokkedize

Offering both cozy overnight accommodations and a café-restaurant and bar, Lokkedize is conveniently located in Bruges’ city center. The bar often features live jazz, rhythm and blues or singing—and stays open and serves late for evening film- and theater-goers.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.