The smartest sights in Bruges
Planning to go sightseeing during your holiday? We collected a lot of attractions in Bruges for you. This way, you can decide in advance which beautiful scenes you want to admire and better plan your day(s).
Castle of Loppem
Discover a beautiful piece of architecture in the Castle of Loppem. The castle has an impressive art collection dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Urban domain Beisbroek
Belltower of Bruges
With a height of 83 metres, the belfry of Bruges is the second highest building in the city. It was built in the 13th century and has 366 steps.
Canals of Bruges
For centuries, the canals have been the arteries of the city. They meander through Bruges and treat you to a magnificent view around every bend.
The Market is the heart of Bruges, the Burg is its soul. It has been the centre of power of the city for centuries. The Bruges city council still has its seat in the 14th-century gothic City Hall.
Church of Our Lady, Bruges
The Church of Our Lady in Bruges has a height of 115.5 metres and is the second highest brick church tower in the world!
From the 14th century onwards, these residential areas were built for charity.
In 1245, the princely beguinage Ten Wijngaarde with its white-painted façades and tranquil cloister garden was founded.
Market Square Bruges
For centuries, the beating heart of Bruges has been dominated by the Belfry. With its 83-metre high tower, it is the city's showpiece.
The first Smedenpoort was built between 1297 and 1299. The current Smedenpoort was built on the remains of that first Smedenpoort.
The oldest Kruispoort gate was built during the second city wall (1297-1304) and was already replaced in 1366. When Philip of Artevelde took the city with the people of Ghent in 1382, he destroyed the gate. In 1400, gate number three followed.
Saint Saviour’s Cathedral
This church, which was built in 1127, was not built to be the city's cathedral. Nevertheless, it assumed that status in 1834.
Bruges Royal Municipal Theatre
The Royal Municipal Theatre of Bruges is one of the best preserved city theatres in Europe.
Despite being one of Bruges' youngest bridges, it sums up the city perfectly: a mysterious atmosphere, plenty of romance and amazing views vying for your attention.
Bruges by boat
To complete a visit to the city of Bruges, one must take a boat trip on the canals of Bruges. After all, these are the veins of the city. Discover the city of Bruges from an amazing perspective.
Bruges by carriage
Let one of the thirteen carriages take you along winding cobblestone roads, centuries-old bridges, the canals of Bruges and majestic and cosy squares.
Once rosaries were sold here, today this is one of the most beautiful views of Bruges.
St John’s Hospital
Did you know that the Saint John's Hospital is one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe? The oldest document mentioning this hospital dates back to 1188 and archaeological excavations have confirmed that the building is probably even older than that!
Basilica of the Holy Blood
In 1923, the Basilica of the Holy Blood was elevated to the status of Basilica because of the special veneration of the Holy Blood.
Situated at Bruges' Grand Place and right next to the famous Belfry, the Historium takes you back in time.
Het iconisch herkenbare concertgebouw is het herkenningspunt wanneer u in Brugge arriveert. Met zijn rode terra cotta pannen is dit moderne gebouw wellicht het meest herkenbare gebouw van de Brugse binnenstad.
A very uncomfortable chair, a machine to crack open skulls and numerous other torture devices and tactics can be found in the torture museum.