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Bruges, a splendid destination

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I have been visiting Bruges (Brugge) for over 32 years. It is a fascinating city to watch and visit.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

18 Places

6 City Tips

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18 Places

Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain

Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Restaurant Breydel De Coninc

Restaurants

Burg Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Stadhuis

Architectural Buildings

Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal)

Sacred & Religious Sites, Speciality Museums

Die Swaene

Hotels

De Stove

Restaurants

Historium Brugge

Speciality Museums

Minnewater Lake

Bodies of Water

The Markt

Points of Interest & Landmarks

St. James's Church (Sint-Jacobskerk)

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Bruges Art Route

Hiking Trails

Diamond Museum

Speciality Museums

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

History Museums, Speciality Museums, Churches & Cathedrals

Kantcentrum

Speciality Museums

The English Convent

Sacred & Religious Sites

Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges

Hotels

Den Vleestoog

Restaurants

Zeno H's City Tips

  • Take your time, you see more that way.
  • Check your restaurant bill. Most establishments are impeccably honest yet I have been overcharged twice, rather severly.
  • The Historium is worth a visit just to pick up some history.
  • The canal boat rides are cute, overpriced yet cute. I did it once, would not repeat, you can see more from walking.
  • Ask your hotel or the quite cordial tourist office for tips on food shopping et.al.
  • Brugge is a walking city, leave your car in a secure area.
  • Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    Zeno H Says:

    I learned a lot about religious history (e.g. the Crusades) here as well as received an excellent architecture lesson.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be patient and keep your eyes open.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden Gem 14/03/2019
    • i thought it was highlight of our visit 08/03/2019
    • Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain
    Address:
    Peperstraat 1-3
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 88 83
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Restaurant Breydel De Coninc
    Restaurants (Belgian, Seafood)
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    Zeno H Says:

    This is the center of the universe for mussels and other seafood.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Have reservations, be patient
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #143 of 666 restaurants in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • nice and authentic 19/03/2019
    • Dinner 04/03/2019
    • Restaurant Breydel De Coninc
    Address:
    Breidelstraat 24
    Between the Markt and the Burg
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 97 46
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • Burg Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Zeno H Says:

    Scenic, the Church of the Holy Blood is here. It is a great people watching location.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Good walking shores essential
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Square 21/03/2019
    • NIce square 21/03/2019
    • Burg Square
    Address:
    Hoogstraat and Breidelstraat, Brugge, B8000
    Bruges
    Belgium
    Other:
  • Stadhuis
    Architectural Buildings
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    Zeno H Says:

    Clever Building, scenic tapestries, elegance, history

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Read a guide book
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiul Town Hall 21/03/2019
    • Historically interesting 17/02/2019
    • Stadhuis
    Address:
    Burg 12
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 44 87 11
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Other:
  • Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal)
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Speciality Museums
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    Zeno H Says:

    The Michaleangelo statue here is amazing, the church history reveals a lot about the history.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be respectful.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ornate Cathedral 19/03/2019
    • Beautiful! 12/02/2019
    • Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal)
    Address:
    Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 8
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 68 41
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sat
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Other:
  • Die Swaene
    Hotels
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    Zeno H Says:

    Excellent hotel and well located in the town. Great view of the canal.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be respectful, sat here once with an arrogant New York family, ruined the breakfast.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Everything going for it but.. 23/01/2019
    • Stunning Hotel in a great location 07/01/2019
    • Die Swaene
    Address:
    Steenhouwersdijk 2
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
  • De Stove
    Restaurants (French, Belgian, European)
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    Zeno H Says:

    This is one of the finest restaurants in Brugge, we have been dining her 20 plus years, we know.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Reservations essential
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 666 restaurants in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • You must try De Stove in Brugge!! 03/03/2019
    • By far the best restaurant in Bruges 03/03/2019
    • De Stove
    Address:
    Kleine Sint-Amandsstraat 4
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 78 35
    Price range:
    US$51 - US$63
    Hours:
    Fri - Tue
    11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    Other:
  • Historium Brugge
    Speciality Museums
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    Zeno H Says:

    Excellent history lesson at a reasonable price, I learned a lot.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    • A Modern Take On Presenting History 20/03/2019
    • Ok - not great 19/03/2019
    • Historium Brugge
    Address:
    Markt 1
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 27 03 11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Minnewater Lake
    Bodies of Water
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    Zeno H Says:

    Quiet, scenic, great walking area, photogenic, close to the required Beguinage

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Smile, this is a peace and quiet moment.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • "Lake of love" 22/03/2019
    • Lovely View 21/03/2019
    • Minnewater Lake
    Phone:
    +32 50 44 46 46
    Other:
  • The Markt
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Zeno H Says:

    The Belfry is a nice place to visit as are the Fitte stands in front. If you have the endurance climbing the 366 stairs gives one a great view.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Comfortable shoes please
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Charming Markt 21/03/2019
    • Impressive town square 21/03/2019
    • The Markt
    Address:
    Markt
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Other:
  • St. James's Church (Sint-Jacobskerk)
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    Zeno H Says:

    Your sense of history and architecture will be developed by this church.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be respectful
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    • Very good 15/09/2018
    • A must see!!! 09/08/2018
    • St. James's Church (Sint-Jacobskerk)
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 68 41
    Other:
  • Bruges Art Route
    Hiking Trails
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    Zeno H Says:

    The variety of visual beauty makes this a splendid journey. Great photo ops too!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walking walking walking
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting exploration of more of Bruges, outside the centre 16/03/2019
    • Worth the walk 17/02/2019
    • Bruges Art Route
    Address:
    Kunstroute Vzw
    Korte Vuldersstraat, 30
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 475 38 64 82
    Other:
  • Diamond Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Zeno H Says:

    The diamond trade is fascinating, this can help you learn about the business.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Listen Listen
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    • Not bad 07/03/2019
    • Interesting Small Museum 31/12/2018
    • Diamond Museum
    Address:
    Katelijnestraat 43
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 34 20 56
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie
    History Museums, Speciality Museums, Churches & Cathedrals
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    Zeno H Says:

    One can learn a lot about life four centuries ago here, interesting exhibits.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Slow down and observe
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    • wow 15/09/2018
    • Beautiful museum, away from city center 03/08/2018
    • Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie
    Address:
    Potterierei 79
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 44 87 11
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Kantcentrum
    Speciality Museums
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    Zeno H Says:

    The lace industry is a fascinating part of Brugge, the quality of the work is quite impressive.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't rush, ask questions, listen
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Surprisingly interesting 18/02/2019
    • Beautiful Pieces of Lace 28/01/2019
    • Kantcentrum
    Address:
    Balstraat 16
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 00 72
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The English Convent
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Zeno H Says:

    This is another part of the religious history. Not a vital visit but a nice one.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just be a competent tourist please.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    • Amazing ceiling 08/03/2018
    • Please visit it’s a must 07/01/2018
    • The English Convent
    Address:
    Carmersstraat 83/85
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 24 24
    Other:
  • Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges
    Hotels
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    Zeno H Says:

    We have been staying here over 25 plus visits. The staff here is the most cordial, educated, and talented group of servers anywhere. The hotel is impeccably managed.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reservations essential, prepare to be enchanted by a hotel of the highest order.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A gem 16/03/2019
    • Wonderful 02/03/2019
    • Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges
    Address:
    Ontvangersstraat 9
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    011 32 71 96 27 60
    Other:
  • Den Vleestoog
    Restaurants (Grill)
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    Zeno H Says:

    This restaurant is amazing, the combination of tastes, the perfect service, the unusual combinations, quite an experience. It is well worth the price.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reservations and an open mind are quite necessary.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • We travelled all the way from Turkey just to dine at Zeno's again 08/05/2016
    • Great experience at an excellent restaurant! 06/05/2016
    • Den Vleestoog
    Address:
    Vlamingstraat 53
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 68 09 93
    Price range:
    US$23 - US$114
    Hours:
    Fri - Sun
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
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