"Venice of the North" ... There is a reason why Bruges is called the Venice of the North and it is well worth checking out. The many museums, shopping streets, historic buildings and typical picturesque cobbled streets make Bruges unique and beautiful.
Bruges is a historic and a contemporary city. There is a beautiful historical setting with modern and active inhabitants. Every day they live, work and enjoy themselves. We will gladly guide you through the best addresses!
Who doesn't like to eat Belgian fries? In Bruges you can enjoy the best fries in Belgium. De Bosrand fryer was voted the best fryer in the country at the beginning of 2017. For 25 years it has been run by the same owners. Would you like to know more about the history of the fries? Then you can visit the chip museum in the centre of Bruges.
If you are more of a chocolate lover, you can also visit the chocolate museum. The museum has the opportunity to study various museum pieces, talk to chocolate experts and learn more about the history. Workshops are also offered. Haven't had enough of chocolate yet? Then you can taste different chocolate drinks in the Choco Jungle Bar. You can also enjoy smoothies and other drinks based on tropical fruits. Homemade pancakes, Brussels waffles, muffins and chocolate brownies are also presented.
Bruges is also known for its beers. You can taste them in 2be, where no less than 16 draught beers are served. When entering the bar, you can see a Beer Wall. On the terrace you sit comfortably with a view of the canals of Bruges. Would you like to see the most beautiful spots of the city from a different perspective? Then you can sail with a boat on the picturesque Brugse Reien.
Would you like to know how beers are brewed in Bruges? In brewery De Halve Maan you can get a guided tour through the entire brewery.
Bruges also has nice restaurants where you can eat something, there are many different cuisines.
In Bruges there are guides available who will show you the different sights. You can either take a city walk or drive through Bruges by coach.
The most visited one in Bruges is the Market Square. The market is dominated by the Belfry, for centuries the emblematic building of the city and the ideal watchtower in case of fire, war or other calamity. Today you can still climb the top. The Prince Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde is a piece of world heritage where the Beguines used to live. In the beguinages you can still get a good idea of what daily life was like in the 17th century.
If you'd rather take it easy, you can have a picnic at the Minnewater. Here you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Of course you can also go shopping, Bruges has enough shopping streets to find what you want.
Parking in Bruges
The cheapest parking is at the station. This costs € 3.50/day. On presentation of the parking ticket (at the train station), both the driver and three passengers of the car travel for free to and from the city centre by public transport.