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%


    Brugge, Belgium

    The most magical European city you will ever go to. Cobblestone streets lined with quaint buildings, loads of fine Belgian chocolate shops, and restaurants with lovely patios. Spend you day meandering the streets, taking a canal tour, climbing to the top of the belfry, taking in some of their museums, or chilling in our of their gorgeous parks! Plan to keep extending your stay, because everyday you'll love Bruges more.

    Insider Tip:- Spring was an amazing time to visit, the only thing that makes Brugge more beautiful are flowers in full bloom! - The weekend is busy, the trains come in with loads of tourists - leave the map in your pocket and get lost

  • 80%


    A mix of Amsterdam and Venice

    Bruges is amazingly beautiful! It's a city that you have to see! The buildings made me think on Amsterdam and the canals with the romantic atmosphere reminded me Venice! I and my friends stopped in every corner to take a picture! The city is incredible beauty! In my opinion, Bruges is much better city to visit than Brussels, Belgium Capital.

    Insider Tip:You have to climb the Belfry, which is on the south side of the Markt. The view from there is gorgeous!

  • 50%


    I included Bruges in my travel plans in order to attend an outdoor festival that was happening there but ended up pleasantly surprised with the town. It is very accessible and small, with quaint sights and delicious waffles (seriously, the best I've had anywhere). I was there in July and there were quite a lot of tourists as it seems geared towards that (the square is full of horse drawn carriages carting tourists around).

    Insider Tip:Not a lot of cheap eating options so seek out the supermarkets. Try to come during the off season. Not a whole lot to do at night so it's a good place to chill in between destinations.

  • 70%



    Beware of the tourists. Brugge is an average town. Nothing special and not necessary to stay there. A day trip by train is good enough to get a feel for the city.

    Insider Tip:Get a bike and get away from the old city center.

  • 80%


    Belguim friendly and fun

    The people of Belguim are of the friendliest folk that I have ever met! The food is fantastic and their Christmas markets are very fun! Definately must do for anyone!

    Insider Tip:Try the belguim wafels. You wont regret it!

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