Top 10 Things to Do in Bruges, Belgium
Bruges has to be the most charming city in the world. Cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, canals weaving in and out of the city and decadent chocolate shops on every corner. It truly feels like walking on the set of a fairy tale. You could easily spend your days just wandering the quaint streets, riding up and down the canals, and eating your way through the historic district while admiring the picture perfect setting. The historic city is small enough to travel by foot and you really don’t need an itinerary while you are there. However, there is more to Bruges than strolling the city, eating waffles and frites. If you are looking for things to see in Bruges, have a look at our list of top things to do in Bruges.
Start at Grote Markt, the main square in the historical city center of Bruges where the tourists congregate and much of the action takes place.
Climb the 366 steps to the top of Belfry Tower for panoramic city views (∈ 8.00/adult; ∈ 6.00/over 65 and under 26; children under 6 free)
Church of Our Lady
Visit the beautiful Church of Our Lady and admire the white, marble sculpture of Madonna and Child created by Michelangelo. (∈ 2.00/adults; ∈ 1.00/seniors and children)
Basilica of the Holy Blood
View the sacred relic of the Holy Blood (said to be the blood of Jesus Christ) at the Basilica of the Holy Blood.
Bruges Canal Cruise
Admire the city from a different view on a 30 minute cruise along the famous canals that wind through the city. (∈ 7.60/adults; ∈ 3.40/children 4-11)
Horse Drawn Carriage
Give your feet a rest and take a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a Horse Drawn Carriage. (39.00/30 minute ride/up to 5 people)
Brewery De Halve Maan
Take a tour of Brewery De Halve Maan, the last remaining brewery in the city center of Bruge that is still active (∈ 7.50/adults; ∈ 3.75/children 6-12 and includes one complimentary beer for adults)
Take a stroll over the bridge at Minnewater Lake (Lake of Love) with your significant other for eternal love.
Bruges Begijnhof (Beguinage)
Walk through the peaceful and serene Begijnhof (Beguinage), a monastery for Benedictine nuns that still reside there today.
Discover the 4 remaining windmills on the northeast outskirts of the city.
Have you ever been to Bruges? What were some of your favorite discoveries?
*Prices listed are as of July 2014 and may fluctuate