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Visit Historical Center Bruges

Bruges Travel Guide

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

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

Top hotels in Historical Center Bruges

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Martin's Brugge
Martin's Brugge
3.5 out of 5
Oude Burg 5, Bruges
£69
per night
7 Jan-8 Jan

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! (2,377 reviews)

"Good solid basic accommodation, very clean and comfortable beds"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Martin's Brugge
Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
4 out of 5
Hoogstraat 6, Bruges
£103
per night
7 Jan-8 Jan

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)

"Beautiful hotel in a great central location within walking distance of all the main areas of interest. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
Novotel Brugge Centrum
Novotel Brugge Centrum
3 out of 5
Katelijnestraat 65b, Bruges
£68
per night
17 Dec-18 Dec

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! (1,648 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
Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges
Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges
5 out of 5
Prinsenhof 8, Bruges
£129
per night
7 Jan-8 Jan

Located in Historical Center Bruges, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chocolate Line, Bruges Market Square (Grote Markt), and Bruges Belfry (Belfort). ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,835 reviews)

"The property is stunning and in a perfect location! The staff is very friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges
NH Brugge Hotel
NH Brugge Hotel
4 out of 5
Boeveriestraat 2, Bruges
£78
per night
18 Dec-19 Dec

Located in Historical Center Bruges, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 't Zand Square, Church of Our Lady, and Bruges Market Square (Grote ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,298 reviews)

"Traditional building, good food, friendly staff, good location."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

NH Brugge Hotel
Academie Hotel
Academie Hotel
4 out of 5
Wijngaardstraat 7-9, Bruges
£76
per night
17 Dec-18 Dec

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,667 reviews)

"Friendly staff, speedy check in, delicious breakfast, good environment, good location,"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Academie Hotel

Popular things to do in Historical Center Bruges

Bruges Market Square
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Bruges Market Square

4.5/5(336 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(228 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(112 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(65 reviews)

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

Church of Our Lady
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Church of Our Lady

4.5/5(105 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Church of Our Lady, a well-known historical site in Bruges. Add the area's stunning cathedral or shops to your travel plans.

Bruges Christmas Market
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Bruges Christmas Market

4/5(52 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Bruges Christmas Market, a popular shopping spot in Bruges. Discover the area's fascinating museums or seek out its local tours.

Top activities in Historical Center Bruges

Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam

£81

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

£145

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

£93

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.

Bruges Beer Experience Entrance Ticket
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Bruges Beer Experience Entrance Ticket

£9

Visit: Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), Breidelstraat 3, Bruges 8000 Belgium Use all your senses in an interactive manner at the historical centre of Bruges, and discover the most fascinating aspects of beer.

Other areas in Bruges

Sint-Gillis
Sint-Gillis, Bruges, Belgium
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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).

Kristus-Koning
Kristus-Koning, Bruges, Belgium
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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.

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

Known for Family-friendly, Skyscrapers, Romantic

4.5/5(13 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.

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

Known for Friendly People, Budget, Theatres

4.5/5(23 reviews)

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