Are you looking for what to do in Bruges?
WHAT TO SEE
- Church of Holy Blood: This church is worth visiting for its legendary tales and extreme contrasts that can be seen in the jewel-adorned, colorful upstairs chapel where a fragment of cloth with Christ’s blood is kept in a silver tabernacle as against the downstairs roman chapel that is conspicuous by its modest decor and meditative ambience. Open from 9:30 am to 11:50 am and 2 pm to 5:50 pm.
- Church of our Lady : Visit this church to experience the magnificence of the marble Madonna and Child made by Michelangelo in the 14th Century. The majestic church stands 400 feet tall and is a must visit for its sheer flamboyance. Open Mon-Fri 9 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5 pm. Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Sundays 1:30 pm to 5 pm.
- Groening Museum: Bruges crown glory of museums, this one houses paintings that range from rather strange to aesthetically surreal. It is open 9:30 am to 5 pm from Tue to Sun.
- Hospital Museum: The very fact that this museum is set in a 12th century hospital building gives it an aura of eeriness. But apart from the gruesome medical equipments on display, the six masterpieces of Hans Memling are the real show stopper in this museum. Not to be missed! Open 9:30 am to 5 pm Tue to Sun.
- Markt: Full of life and ever-buoyant, Markt has been used as a marketplace since hundreds of years. Step back in time and take a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages to complete the medieval experience.
- Burg: A popular meeting place surrounded by a cluster of old heritage buildings, Burg is a square dating medieval times that houses splendid architecture and is a must-see for its floodlighted evenings.
- Belfry and Market Halls: A 13th century tower that rises well above 270 feet, Belfry Halls are located close to the Markt. The 47 bell carillon sounds every quarter hour and the 366-step climb offers unbelievable views of the city.
WHERE TO BE
- Chocolate Line: Chocolates are the best souvenirs that you can take back from Bruges. For handmade chocolates; this is the place to be.
- ‘T Apostelientje: Bruges is famous for its lace and this quirky and quaint museum cum shop is where you can stock up on some lovely samples.
Below we have a list of things to do in Bruges and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bruges getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Bruges with confidence.