Bruges is a magical small town in Belgium. It’s a hidden gem in Europe where you will enjoy the charm of the canal and the cameleer of the architecture as well as the romantic atmosphere.
Below are the most attractive places in the town you absolutely can’t miss during your trip.
The canal tour is the first thing that you should do once arriving to Bruges. It will make your trip easier and better in many ways. You will discover the city in a new way and admire its typical buildings while relaxing in the boat.
Prices: Adults: $8 / Children: $4
Opening hours: From 10am to 6pm (Mar–mid-Nov)
The chocolate museum is the best destination for kids, elders, and especially chocoholics. The museum displays the history of the cacao uses and the story of the Belgium’s chocolate. You will learn so much watching the process of making chocolate and then get the opportunity to taste the tasty chocolate.
There is also a shop where you can buy as much varied and delicious chocolate as you want.
Prices: Adult: $7.6 / Children: $4.35
Opening hours: Daily 10:00-17:00
The historic Centre:
The Historic center of Bruges is a very enchanting place. The sight is pleasant and you will feel the greatness of the site while you look at the ancient buildings surrounded by the captivating canals.
Whether you are walking or on a canal boat tour, you will be amazed by the view.
The center includes also shops, restaurants, and cafés.
Church of Our Lady:
You can see this fascinating church from miles away as it has the largest spire on the world.
This marvelous building is astonishing from the inside as well, with beautiful decoration and historic architecture. Many famous sculptors and painters have left their prints in the church making it a catchy and stunning monument.
Mon-Sat: From 09:30 to 17:00
Sun: From 13:30 to 17:00
Prices: Adults: $4.35 / Children/Young Adults (6-25): $ 1 /Under-6s: Free
The Groeninge Museum
While you are in Bruges, you should not skip the great Groeninge Museum. The art pieces displayed in a distinctive way will make you feel like walking through the history and not through the halls of a museum.
There are many lovely paintings exhibited since the museum hosts the work arts of many famous painters like Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling and other known artists.
Opening hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m
Prices: Adults: $11
The Market Square:
The Market square is the heart of Bruges. It’s a wonderful square, very dynamic and shiny as you will feel everything moving around you. The square is full of beautiful buildings, Horse-drawn carriages and curious tourists.
You can sit on one of the many cafés in the square free of traffic road and enjoy looking to the excited people and the special architecture.
Besides, the place is near of every major destination and surrounded by lot of shops, restaurants, cafés, and museums. All you need is just few minutes’ walk from the square.