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City Guide Bruges, Belgium

Visiting Bruges

Bruges - the Venice of the north - is the rising star of Europe's well-preserved medieval towns. The Belgian town is a joy on foot and a touristic pincushion of fun sights and activities.

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Bruges Podcasts

Bruges - Churches, basilicas, canals and more

Bruges, Belgium's most visited city, is a city with many attractions. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Anne De Meerleer from Bruges' tourist office to and discover these range from a basilica with the blood of Christ and a host of canals.

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Belgium Videos

Brussels - a video postcard

Take a look around Brussels in our video postcard. See its main sights such as the Grand Place, Mannekin Pis and more.

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Bruges Pocket Guide

Bruges Pocket Guide

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Bruges City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    So In Love

    Bruges was one my favorite cities I've been to. The people were so nice, it was full of quaint unique shops, and there were great places to eat. Please go!

  • 80%

    angelwyan6278

    Charming walkable medieval city with lovely canals and architectures

    Brugge is a really cute little city with lots of historical charms. Although it can be a tag touristy, i really enjoyed looking at the beautiful architectures and the canals. They also have some great museums if that's your thing. It's very easy to get around on foot, which is the best way to explore a city anyway. Chocolate and beer lovers will feel like they are in heaven.

    Insider Tip:Go to the top of Belfry to get a glimpse of the beautiful city. The St. Ann area is really cute and peaceful if you want to escape from the crowds of tourists. Sample belgium beers at 2be. Get chocolates from Dumon. Waffles and belgium fries are a must!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    My favourite city in the world.

    Cannot beat the romance the city exudes at night! One of the most beautiful cities anywhere in the world.

    Insider Tip:Take the In Bruges Free Walking Tour, it's great fun! Also, stay at Snuffel over any other hostel - the nicest staff and the most cosy hostel in Europe.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Bruges

    The city itself is so beautiful. There are so many things to see, from the architecture, the bars, museums, to an excellent harp concert at Mariastraat.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Pretty neat!

    Bruges is lovely - a well maintained, pretty, old town, with plenty of history. There are amazing views from up the Bell tower, and lots of streets and courtyards to explore. A canal boat ride is worth it. There are, however, a reasonable amount of other tourists, as it is a very pretty town!

    Insider Tip:Go up the bell tower first thing in the morning - no lines! Also, do a walking tour!

Belgium: Itinerary

Over 1,000 years old, Brussels is one of Europe's classic capitals. Its main square is often regarded as one of the world's most beautiful, while there are also some more majestic ones too. This city is also the EU capital full of official government offices to walk around just outside of the city.

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