Brugge Things to Do

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  • 1. Belfry Tower - Belfort

    After rewatching "In Bruges" where the belfry is the central focus of much of the movie we had to go to the top but unlike the movie you can't go up at night as we found out when we arrived at 4:30pm...

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  • 2. Canal Boat Tours

    One of the best ways to see Brugge is on a 30 minute canal tour. You can pick up a canal boat at several departure points across the town and all cost 7 euros for the trip. (2013 prices). The boats...

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  • 3. Beguinage - Begijnhof

    The Beguines were a religious movement of single or widowed women who wanted to live in a pious way but outside the walls of a convent or monastery. So in many north Belgian and Dutch cities so called...

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  • 4. Stadhuis - Town Hall

    One of the most fascinating buildings in Brugge is the Town Hall. This gothic building was constructed between 1376 and 1420; it was one of the first monumental town halls in the Low Countries and the...

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  • 5. Basilica of the Holy Blood

    Heilig-Bloedbasiliek (Basilica of the Holy Blood) was actually one of the few churches in Brugge that we managed to get inside! The church is popular and was very crowded inside so I couldn’t really...

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  • 6. Church of Our Lady - Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

    Hughes gazed at the stately figures, the soothing reflection entered his mind that the day could not be far distant when his body would be mouldering in the dust beside theirs, and that the surcease...

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  • 7. Ancient Brugge

    One can have a wonderful day in Bruges without any agenda or itinerary. Just walk around. Everywhere you look, there's something interesting. Don't be in a hurry; just enjoy being here. Guided walking...

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  • 8. Michelangelo's Madonna with Child

    The perfectly preserved medieval tower of Our Lady's Church is the highest tower with its 122 meters in Bruges and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world, following only the St. Martin's...

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  • 9. Breweries

    This brewery operated uninterruptedly from 1856 until 2000. In 2005 it was revived by Xavier Vanneste, thus retaining control as sixth generation brewer. During the visit shows the ancient processing...

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  • 10. Minnewater - Lake of Love

    Getting out of the train station we walked through this nice green park. Minnewaterpark is full of small canals (it is actually an artificial lake that helped flood control during medieval era),...

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  • 11. St-Janshospitaal

    This is one of the best preserved medieval hospitals in Europe , where a religious order cared for pilgrims, travellers and the sick. There is a collection here of paintings by Hans Memling who lived...

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  • 12. Grote Markt

    …deserted quays, and had now reached the Marketplace where the black and inscrutable Beffroi defied the rapidly encroaching darkness with its dial and gold-buckler (from Bruges-la-Morte) Grote Markt...

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  • 13. Gruuthuse Museum

    Gruuthuse museum is housed on an impressive palace that once belonged to one of the wealthiest families in town. Although I liked the building I have to admit that I got disappointed with its rich...

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  • 14. Shopping

    CHOCOLATE is neither here nor there for me. I find no great satisfaction in eating it and I have no great palette for differentiating amongst types of it. Which is why it was so remarkable when The...

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  • 15. Windmills

    If you can't make it to Holland, Brugge's windmills are a good replacement. However, being located in the middle of the city, they do not have the same atmosphere like, say, those of Kinderdijk. There...

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  • 16. Canals

    “We came to Bruges, which is a splendid and beautiful town. And I have spent in travelling and in other ways 20 stiver and 1.” — from the Journals of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Brugge, because of its...

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  • 17. Chocolate

    You are a chocoholic, and want to know how to make chocolate, then you should visit the Chocolate Museum, but if you are going there to eat chocolate only, go somewhere else. In the museum,which was...

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  • 18. Lace Making

    The origin of lace is difficult to locate in both time and place. Some authors assume that the manufacturing of lace started during Ancient Rome, based on the discovery of small bone cylinders in the...

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  • 19. St Salvators Cathedral- St Savior Cathedral

    One of the several towers that serve as a guide on getting into central Brugge, the tall bell tower and bricked faced cathedral are a mainstay in the center of the old town. Traces of the church from...

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  • 20. Flanders Fields

    "Sharon begins by explaining the war’s origins, how Austria, Hungary and Germany were ready to “expand” and had taken steps already so that when the crown prince of Austria was assassinated in...

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  • 21. The Markt

    The Market Square is a fantastic area with the Belfort Towering above it and a delightful array of cafe bars & restaurants surrounding the square. We visited during the frosty month of February but I...

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  • 22. Burg Square

    The centre of the town is the market Square. It is a delight to be here, wander around, look, people watch, have a coffee, some food, a beer or what you like. This square used to be the centre of...

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  • 23. Groeninge Museum

    Is also called 'The city museum of Fine Arts'. The collection was already started in the beginning of the 18th century, but the building itself is recent and dates from 1929-1930. This museum offers...

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  • 24. Market Square

    This square has been the centre of Brugge life for over 1000 years - buses, cyclists, horse drawn carriages rattle across the cobbles avoiding the many tourists. There has been a market here since 958...

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  • 25. Blinde Ezelstraat - Blind Donkey Alley

    If you visit Vismarket early in the morning you may have the chance to see people buying fresh fish, the fish market is housed there since the 18th century. At 14.00 there were no fishes left of...

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