Your Essential Travel Guide To Bruges
Discover Things To Do In Bruges
Cobbled lanes and elegant squares, atmospheric churches and quaint canals - perfect for a romantic treat or refined city break, Bruges never fails to impress.
Everything in Bruges centres on the Markt, an open square flanked by gabled guild houses and bustling with people, open-air restaurants and horse-drawn carriages. Beautiful medieval style buildings skirt the square, but towering 83m above it soars the magnificent Belfry. Take the 366-steps to the top and you'll be rewarded with wonderful views.
Bruges is the self-proclaimed world capital of chocolate and with its chocolate shops, chocolate museum and even a chocolate trail, you could dedicate an entire weekend to your favourite sweet treat. For a truly immersive experience – take part in a chocolate making workshop alongside your visit to the Choco-Story Museum, for a first-hand look at Belgium’s traditional chocolate making practices.
What to see in Bruges?
With its whitewashed buildings, beautiful gardens and museum, the Beguinage is a haven of tranquillity in the middle of the city. Today it is used as a monastery for Benedictine nuns.
The Musea Brugge Card is a great way to explore the many world-class museums Bruges has to offer - from fine art to preserved medieval architecture, there's something for everyone to see in the city's numerous museums and galleries.
Bruges is also home to many shops in the unique atmosphere of the city centre. Chocoholics will find 49 Belgian chocolate boutiques. De Kaarsengieterij, a candle shop, is also popular. The city centre offers several shopping malls including Zilverpand and Alberthal, and there are also regular market days including a fish market and a flea market.