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Bruges Pocket Guide

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Thanks to its enchanting squares, medieval buildings and cobweb of canals, Bruges is like something out of a fairytale. Unsurprisingly, it is Belgium's most popular tourist destination. This is a city in which you can get totally lost, yet always find your way back to the centre thanks to the Belfry, the old tower in the centre of the city. As you walk around its streets, crossing canal bridges and letting the sound of trotting horses drown out your chit-chat, you will feel like you have stepped back in time.


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  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Bruges.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Bruges... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Bruges.

Bruges City Reviews

  • 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!

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Very pretty but not much else to do...

    We had two full days in Bruges, which was probably one day too many. It's stunning but tiny so to wander around and take everything in doesn't take very long. We hadn't seen the movie 'In Bruges' so the town walking tour (based on the movie) didn't appeal. Definitely a beautiful place to visit, drink beers, sample chocolate etc. but there aren't a whole lot of non-beer-related ways to pass the time.

    Insider Tip:Don't eat anywhere near the big squares - as you'd expect it's crazy expensive. The smaller streets offer gems like Pasta Delizia: super cheap pasta in a box for like five euros (the price of a coffee in the main square). If you're going to splash out though visit Ribs n Beer and order the all you can eat ribs in a Belgian chocolate and beer sauce. It'll change your life (be sure to book).

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