Bruges Tourism, Belgium

Visit Bruges - Best of Bruges

Bruges is a fairytale wonder. A city gleefully stuck in the medieval ages, Bruges celebrates the simple joys of living. There is hardly any other city in the world with so much character and relaxed charm. Bruges breathes romance and enchantment.

This Belgian gem gives you a magical feeling of being in another, far-away world. Whether it’s the ethereal winters that make the city look like it’s been dusted with icing sugar or the daffodils that invite you to dance with them in spring, Bruges is an ideal place for the eternal romantics.

Visit Bruges to time travel and escape the run-of-the mill life of a busy city. Experience a life that is picturesque and virtually untouched by the 20th century. Surrounded by canals that hug cobbled streets, this place is too idyllic to be true.

Bruges Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Bruges tips for your visit

  • Do try Vintage Beer in Bruges. There is even a beer fest that celebrates the passion for vintage beers!
  • Bruges is a great city to walk around. It’s small and pretty as a portrait. Do take time out for a leisurely stroll across the UNESCO world heritage squares in Bruges
  • Hot air balloon rides are one of the most romantic ways to see the beguiling Bruges. Ride in the clouds looking down upon one of the prettiest cities in the world.
  • Take a boat tour in one of the many canals that surround Bruges. You don’t need a gondola to make it a romantic ride.
  • Gorge on exquisite chocolate! Bruges is famous for its artisanal and handmade chocolate. It’s a must-eat for every traveler!

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Facts and Stats for Bruges*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bruges

    Know the pollution level of Bruges before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
  • Bruges: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bruges for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bruges.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.13 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Living in Bruges - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 77.54 (High)
    • Pollution Index 19.67 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.82 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bruges

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bruges

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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