First of all, where is Bruges?
How to spend a day in Bruges. First of all, Bruges is a tiny little city an hour away from Brussels in Belgium. Here is a full detailed blog post on how to spend a weekend in Brussels.
Bruges is mostly famous for its many canals, narrow streets, and medieval feel to it. Bruges city center is also a UNESCO world heritage site. This little city is absolutely beautiful and is one of Belgium’s most well-preserved towns. Bruges is relatively small which means that you can see a lot of it the medieval town in a short time.
Why you should visit Bruges
Bruges is also such a romantic city and a great place to go with your partner!
How do I get to Bruges?
How long should I go to Bruges?
When is the best time to visit Bruges?
What to do in Bruges
1. Climb the Belfry Tower
This costs €14,00 per person.
2. Do the free walking tour
What to sightsee in Bruges
📜 Walk around the Old Historic Centre
🍃 See the Windmills
🛍️ Market Square
🪟 See the smallest gothic window in Europe at Bonifacius Bridge
⛪️ Church of Our Lady
❤️ See the Lake of Love
📸 See Rosary Quay
🌁 Boniface Bridge
Where to eat and drink in Bruges
For the best Belgian Waffles and Belgian Hot chocolate:
- House of Waffles was absolutely lovely for the waffles and hot chocolate.
For the best Belgian fries in Bruges:
Frit Bar Bruges has the famous Belgian fries that everyone speaks about. Here are the ones that we got below, they were delicious!
Here’s how to get the most out of a day in Bruges, Belgium
🚄 We got the train from Brussels central station to Bruges. It just takes an hour and the trains go every hour on the hour, more or less. Unless it’s peak summertime, there’s no need to pre-book them.
🚶♂️ We arrived in Bruges around 11 am and started our day by walking around. It’s such a stunning place to just take in all the scenes. You can also do a free walking tour too.
🍟 Food is always a priority, so we waited for @fritbarbruges to open at 12 pm for some Belgian fries. It was well worth the wait. 👏
🛶 Take a boat tour on the canal. You don’t need to pre-book the boat tours, they go every 10 minutes or so and there are lots of companies so you wouldn’t be stuck.
🗺️ We then took a walk around doing some more sightseeing. (I have a whole post on what to do in Bruges.)
🍫 We then did the chocolate museum tour but unfortunately were disappointed, it wasn’t what we were expecting. There was an option to book cooking demos, but we didn’t go with this one.
🧇 Again, food comes first so we headed to @houseofwafflesbrugge for traditional Belgian waffles and Belgian hot chocolate. There are literally waffle and chocolate shops on every corner in Bruges so you won’t be stuck.
🚄 Hop on a train back to Brussels. You have the option of staying too