Known for being walkable and family-friendly, Bruges Center is an economical neighborhood, offering convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can experience some local entertainment, or enjoy the natural beauty of the gardens. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Bruges Center serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Bruges area.
Sightseeing around Bruges Center
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Friet Museum, Choco-Story Museum, and Lamp Museum feature a variety of exhibits. You can attend a show at Bruges City Theater, Cinema Lumiere, and Concert Hall. Bladelin Court, St. James's Church, and Bruges Belfry are monuments worth a look. Learn about the local history at St. Walburga's Church, Palace of the Liberty of Bruges, and Gothic Hall. Be sure to get some family photos at Rail City Bruges, De Halve Maan Brewery, and The Magic Planet.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Queen Astrid Park, Minnewater, and Uitkerkse Polder. Explore nature at De Hoge Dijken and Grote Keignaert. For retail therapy, consider Fish Market, Chocolate Line, and Fish Market, and seek out the perfect souvenir. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Cactus Club, Magdalena Concert Hall, or Jan Breydel Stadium.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Bruges Market Square, Basilica of the Holy Blood, and Groeningemuseum. You can also stop by Historium, Dali Xpo Gallery, and Burg.
Getting around Bruges Center
If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Bruges Station.
Bruges Center is 15.3 miles (24.6 km) from the airport in Ostende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.). You can also fly in and out of Brussels (BRU), which is located 58.9 miles (94.9 km) away.