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

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Bruges City Reviews

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    Bruges - Beautiful & Beer-ful

    We loved Bruges. It's beautiful, relaxed and perfect for wandering around and getting lost (even in torrential rain when we went!). Still managed a boat trip (recommend), brewery tour, and frequented many pubs for the best, biggest and strongest selection of beer on our interrail trip.

    Insider Tip:Cafe T Klein Venetie - for a great view of the bell tower and river, good snacks and beer whilst people watching.

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    cute little town definitely worth visiting! very touristy but a must do, could easily do a day trip from brussels or antwerp but it was nice to stay a few nights and enjoy the atmosphere a bit

    Insider Tip:12% beers down bruges skinniest street

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    Deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

    Although Bruges is stunningly beautiful, it is crumbling under the enormous amounts of tourists. Thanks to its compact size, the magnificent city centre can easily be visited on foot. Recommended stay: 2 nights minimum.

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    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!

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    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!

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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