Since Bruges is the second biggest attraction in Belgium, it offers just as much to see and do and definitely requires an extended stay to explore all it has to offer. Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is known for its beautiful canals, fairytale looking streets and historical buildings. This city will capture your heart.
Top Attractions in Bruges
Take a leisurely trip down the canal waterway of Bruges to explore secret gardens, stunning bridges and medieval buildings that line the arteries of the city. It’s a great, inexpensive way to get the best views of the city surroundings.
Bruges is home to 49 chocolate boutiques, the chocolate museum, the chocolate trail and a chocolate fair, which means it’s a chocoholic’s dream come true.
With more than its fair share of museums, Bruges is a true history buff’s paradise. From The City Museum of Fine Arts to the small museums that line the streets of the city, you’ll get a great feel for Burges’ medieval past with a day-long museum hopping tour.
Grote Markt is Burges’ city square, and it’s lined with fine restaurants and bars. If you’re traveling during Christmas time, make sure to check out the splendid scenery as Grote Markt gets transformed into a gorgeous market with its very own ice-skating rink.
Climbing the Belfort tower allows you to get a true bird’s eye view of the city. The 83 meter tall tower is one of Bruges’ most popular landmarks and the scenery is definitely worth stopping by for!
The Burg is home to the “Stadhuis” or Town Hall, which was completed in 1376; it’s one of the most beautifully decorated Gothic age buildings around town. You’ll also find The Basilica of The Holy Blood here, which is best known for apparently containing a vail of Jesus Christ’s blood inside the church.
The English Theatre
Open all year round, The English Theatre in Bruges is where you can find some of the best, high end productions being staged.