11 Best Things To Do in Brugge

1 - The Belfry tower

At the heart of Bruges city centre – a Unesco World Heritage Site – stands the Belfort, a bell tower built in the fifteenth century.

2 - L’Estaminet

A popular spot with the locals, L’Estaminet is a charming and cosy restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is always busy and doesn’t take reservations so be prepared for a short wait when you arrive.

3 - The Canal

4 - 2be Beer Wall

A funky, quirky shop, bar and museum which is home to more types and brands of beer than even the proudest brewing connoisseur could imagine.

5 - Brugge Markt

This market square has been holding a weekly market since 985. Head on a Wednesday for the regular market action, or pop into the guild houses converted into restaurants around the outside.

6 - The Lover’s Bridge and Lake of Love

The Lake of Love is an oasis of calm in the middle of Minnewater Park, a haven of peace and tranquillity with the picturesque and romantic Lover’s Bridge at its heart.

7 - Torture Museum

Set in one of the oldest prisons in Europe, the museum is a collection of instruments of torture from centuries gone by.

8 - Basilica of the Holy Blood

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a beautiful renaissance building consisting of two churches and is best known for a small phial inside said to contain a cloth with the blood of Jesus Christ on it.

9 - Windmills

The Old Town of Bruges is encircled by a canal, and if you make your way to the northeastern end, you’ll come across four windmills dating from the 18th century. The Koeleweimolen and Sint-Janshuismolen mills are an important part of the city’s heritage and both are still actively grinding grain.

10 - Sint Janshospitaal

Also known as Old St. John’s Hospital, this 12th century hospital is one of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings. The hospital is located next to the Church of Our Lady.

11 - Groeninge Museum

The Groeningen Museum is a popular one with the art lovers as it houses an impressive collection of Flemish and Belgian paintings by many great masters. The museum is located in the Groeninge district on the former site of the Eekhout Abbey.