The city of Bruges is located in the northwest of Belgium, only 90 kilometers from the capital.
It is known as the Venice of the North because of the large number of canals that inject an air of romanticism into the place.
Here you will find a large number of historic centers, medieval architectural structures, canals and squares with historical monuments to visit.
A city full of mystery, special for lovers and lovers of art and history.
It’s definitely one of the best places to travel during your next holidays.
8 different tourist activities that you can do in Bruges
Known as the Lake of Love, the place is considered one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the area. Surrounded by green meadows, willows and swans, this place injects tranquility and love to all who visit it. As a tradition if you travel with your partner, do not forget to cross the bridge to guarantee eternal love. A place full of tradition and legends of love that you cannot miss during your stay in Bruges.
Visit the magical Grote Market
Better known as the Market Square, you will find this interesting square located in the center of Bruges. From here, you can start getting to know the rest of the city. Presided over by the impressive Belfort Bell Tower, you will find a series of different activities that we are sure you will love. You will be able to observe the medieval architecture, old houses, emblems and golden statues that create a unique atmosphere to enjoy. Here you can also take a horse-drawn carriage tour and try delicious traditional local dishes such as potatoes and sausages.
Cruises on the Bruges Canals
A boat trip, in addition to giving you the opportunity to spend a relaxing time, may allow you to enjoy the magic, romance and charm that the place has to give you. Know houses elaborated with Flemish architecture, neogothic palaces such as the Gruuthuse museum, the church of Santa Ana and the old hospital of San Juan. Do not miss the towers and watchtowers that with their shape, resemble the figures of the witches that give the name to the place.
City tour by bike
One of the most common means of transport in the city is the bicycle, which is why it is the favorite way for many tourists to get to know the city and one of the best things to do while you are in the city. You will be able to do tours by the different routes, to visit the city and its historical monuments and to exercise at the same time. On the tour you can visit the gates to the Medieval Castle of Bruges, the trails of the Minnewaterpark and visit Damme from where it will be easier for you to observe the landscapes of the Belgian coast.
Visit the Belfry Tower
You can´t miss visiting this amazing tower, one of the places of interest in Bruges. A symbol of the city and one of the tourist attractions you should visit. From the place, you will have access to the best views of the whole city. Located in the heart of Bruges, in the Market Square Halle Platz, we find this amazing building dating from the medieval period. If you want to climb to the top take into consideration that you will have to climb 366 steps, but the reward is overwhelming. Outside the tower you can find delicious restaurants and cafes where you can try the best of the local cuisine.
Take the food tour
This private tour offers you the opportunity to try 10 different traditional dishes of the place. The gastronomic tour has been designed to delight you with waffles, chocolate truffles, cheese, seafood, Belgian beer and much more. You will have the opportunity to taste the traditional food of the area and visit the places where people buy some food such as seafood. A fun activity that you will surely love.
Walk through medieval Bruges by bicycle
One of the most fun activities to do in Bruges is to ride a bicycle and get to know the city. You can rent this private tour and get to know this incredible city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Walk the different streets of the Middle Ages, visit the squares and canals and see everything this wonderful city has to offer. You can visit different monuments of the area and look for a good restaurant to delight yourself with the most exquisite traditional dishes of the place. An unforgettable walk that will show you why Bruges is one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
Hire your local
This is one of the best activities and options you have in your hands if you have decided to spend a wonderful holiday in Bruges. You will be able to visit tourist places, visit the old town, take pictures and taste the best of Belgian cuisine. You can learn about the history of the place more easily if you hire a local.
With all these activity options you will be able to decide the date of your trip and prepare to spend the best time of your life in this wonderful place.
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