Experience romantic Bruges Center: its beer, museums, monuments and more!

Explore lots to see and do in Bruges Center—interesting history, shopping and popular sights from Bruges Market Square (Grote Markt) to Bruges Belfry (Belfort).

Where to stay in Bruges Center

Historical Center Bruges
Bruges Market Square featuring a city, street scenes and château or palace

Historical Center Bruges

Known for Beer, Museums, Chocolate

4.5/5(539 reviews)

Historical Center Bruges is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Bruges Market Square (Grote Markt) and Bruges Belfry (Belfort).

Sint-Michiels
Sint-Michiels, Bruges, Belgium
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Sint-Michiels

Known for Friendly People, Budget, Theatres

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Sint-Michiels is noteworthy for its forests, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Boudewijn Seapark and Kinepolis Bruges.

Sint-Gillis
Sint-Gillis, Bruges, Belgium
trover photo by Lindsay

Sint-Gillis

Known for Friendly People, Beer, Historical Buildings

The breweries, historical sites and shopping are just a few things travellers enjoy about Sint-Gillis. If you want to experience more of the area, check out Bruges Market Square (Grote Markt) or Bruges Belfry (Belfort).

Sint-Pieters
Sint-Pieters, Bruges, Belgium
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Sint-Pieters

Known for Family-friendly, Skyscrapers, Romantic

5/5(10 reviews)

Sint-Pieters is well-liked for its coffee shops, and you can visit sights like Bruges City Theater and The English Convent if you have time to explore the area.

Sint-Kruis
Sint-Kruis, Bruges, Belgium
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Sint-Kruis

Known for Castles, Secluded, Gardens

Visitors to Sint-Kruis appreciate its gardens. A visit to Koelewei Mill and St. John's House Mill might round out your trip if you're looking to see more of the area.

Kristus-Koning
Kristus-Koning, Bruges, Belgium
trover photo by Mel Case

Kristus-Koning

Known for Friendly People, Coffee, Walking

Visitors to Kristus-Koning enjoy its coffee shops, and if you want to do some exploring, Ezelpoort is worth a stop.

Top hotels in Bruges Center

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Martin's Brugge
Martin's Brugge
3.5 out of 5
Oude Burg 5, Bruges
£65
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

Located in Historical Center Bruges, this hotel is steps away from Bruges Belfry (Belfort), Holy Blood Basilica Chapel and Brewery Bourgogne des Flandres. Bruges ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,355 reviews)

"Location Location Location. Right in the center of town!!!!! Modern clean hotel. One of better beds and pillows I have slept in. Large spacious bathroom and super easy shower head to figure out."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019

Martin's Brugge
Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
4 out of 5
Hoogstraat 6, Bruges
£95
per night
13 Nov-14 Nov

Located in Historical Center Bruges, this romantic hotel is steps away from Palace of the Liberty of Bruges, Basilica of the Holy Blood (Heilig Bloed Basiliek) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,982 reviews)

"Love this hotel and loved the City. Thank you, great service and excellent location."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
Novotel Brugge Centrum
Novotel Brugge Centrum
3 out of 5
Katelijnestraat 65b, Bruges
£69
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov

Located in Historical Center Bruges, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Diamond Museum, Church of Our Lady and Minnewater. Groeningemuseum and Bruges Market ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,638 reviews)

"Clean , modern and excellent location . The breakfast buffet was very good lots to choose from butcan get busy."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

Novotel Brugge Centrum

Popular things to do in Bruges Center

Bruges Market Square
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Bruges Market Square

4.5/5(315 reviews)

The historical heart of Bruges is framed by guild buildings and the Provincial Court. Presiding over the square is the imposing Belfort.

Bruges Belfry
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Bruges Belfry

4.5/5(217 reviews)

Bruges' multi-aged bell tower dominates the skyline and is the city's most recognizable feature. Views from the top are stunning.

Minnewater
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Minnewater

4.5/5(106 reviews)

The “lake of love” is a gorgeous spot for a scenic stroll or waterside picnic, a relaxing haven from the busy streets of Bruges' historical center.

Groeningemuseum
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Groeningemuseum

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Six centuries of Belgian and Flemish art are displayed in one of the country's foremost galleries.

Begijnhof
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Begijnhof

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Step from the busy market square into a tranquil, centuries-old commune inhabited by nuns blessed with the singing voices of angels.

Burg
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Burg

4.5/5(55 reviews)

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Burg in Bruges. Discover the area's shops or seek out its local tours.

Top activities in Bruges Center

Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam

£82

Discover Bruges, an immaculately preserved medieval old town, just over the border into Belgium. Team up with an experienced guide to hear stories about this picture-perfect town while you explore charming streets, quaint canals, and exquisite shops selling everything from monk-brewed beer to handmade chocolates.

Full-Day Tour to Bruges from Brussels
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Full-Day Tour to Bruges from Brussels

£34

Discover the undeniable charm of one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities—Bruges—on a comprehensive walking tour. From large town squares and meandering canals to pretty streets and striking architecture, take in the enchanting atmosphere of this illustrious city.

Bruges Full-Day Trip
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Bruges Full-Day Trip

£146

Cross the border into Belgium to explore the picture-perfect Gothic city of Bruges. The unique cobblestone streets and beautiful canals have given it the nickname “Venice of the North.” It's a fascinating blend of medieval architecture and modern European culture.

All Day Bruges from Paris
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All Day Bruges from Paris

£94

Head into the Low Countries for a day spent exploring the canals and historic sights of Bruges. With insight into the sights from an audio guide and the freedom to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your leisure, this trip gives you a great look at the peaceful charm of West Holland.

Historium Bruges Explorer Ticket
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Historium Bruges Explorer Ticket

£12

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. See how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways.

Private Belgian Food Tour with 10 Tastings in Bruges
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Private Belgian Food Tour with 10 Tastings in Bruges

£31

Fall in love with all the tasty treasures Bruges has to offer. In Belgium, where food is a big deal, you’re sure to find anything that tickles your fancy! Discover Bruge's most precious bite by bite together with your local foodie! Kick off your day with a visit to a family run “traiteur” catering that’s much loved by the locals.