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%


    Quaint and Charming

    If you are looking for a calming getaway from Brussels, and a trip back in time, Bruges is the place for you. While obviously a tourist town, it is touristy for a reason. It is very picturesque, with canals, cobblestone streets, and small fairy-tale-like homes. I came in winter (the off season) so a lot of things were closed, but most of the main attractions were open.

    Insider Tip:If you want quality Belgian chocolate but don't want to pay the name-brand prices, Brugge has some really good deals. My favorite chocolate store was Chocolaterie de Burg, located near the blood basilica. The prices were fantastic, chocolate quality and customer service was superb, and nearly everything was handmade.

  • 60%


    Overrated Bruges

    While everyone told me to go to Bruges, I found it super touristy with very little to actually see. Try Ghent instead :)

  • 90%


    Absolutely Beautiful

    The town is gorgeous - literally everything here looks like you stepped out of a time machine 100s of years ago. Stone and brick buildings, a beautiful town square, and horse drawn carriages a-galloping. Be sure to grab a map, otherwise you will lose yourself in the atmosphere.

    Insider Tip:Be sure to keep a close look out for the smallest alleyway near the main town square - it holds a great little bar. Try the house beer (Da Guerre). Delicious!

  • 80%


    Wonderful little place

    Bruges is a wonderful town. During the day it can be packed with tourist who just come for the day, but in the evening and at night is when this place is truly magical. It's medival vibe really comes out when the streets are empty which gives it an incredible feel.

    Insider Tip:Go to the local bars. It is a must

  • 80%


    Amazing city - beautiful and old

    One of my favorite cities in Belgium - really nice buildings, people. Definitely recommend, especially for those who watched the movie about it:)

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