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The Best Things To Do In Bruges Belgium

Bruges is easily the quaintest city in Belgium you can visit and these are some of the best things to do in Bruges when there. 

I visited for the weekend and it became one of my favourite small cities in Europe.

The Best Things To Do In Bruges

Get on The Canals

bruges boat ride

Taking a boat around Bruges canals is a great way to see the city and its architecture and get a feel for being on the water.

Small canal tour boats can be found in numerous places around the canals and they will take you for a Bruges tour to see the old city from them.

bruges canal

One of the most popular places for a photo in Bruges.

best things to do in Bruges canal cruise

Walk The Streets

The canal boat is fun but just walking around the streets gets you up closer to the city vibe and you can see all the things happening around Bruges.


Explore all the treats Bruges has to offer such as all the famous chocolate shops where you can indulge in treats of some of the best Belgian chocolates.

The chocolate shops in Bruges can be found everywhere.

bruges chocolate

Take a Horse Cart Ride

Taking a horse cart ride in Bruges is also a fun and old way to see the city. They can be found departing mostly from the main square area.

Horse cart ride in Bruges.

bruges square

Bruges main square.

bruges tower
bruges tower

The old Bruges architecture in the evening and at night is one of the best times to see the city.

bruges square

Beer Tasting in Bruges 

Now down to the fun business of beer tasting in Bruges.

bruges bar

Lots of Belgium beer selection to try.

beer tasting in Bruges

The best way to sample a lot of different beers is to get several in one go and share with friends the different flavours to try.

beer tasting in Bruges

Brugse Zot is a local beer from Bruges and one of the best you can have there.

Bruges zot

Augustijn is another highly recommended.

Augustin beer

And of course the Piraat.

piraat beer

Beer tasting in Bruges as long as you like beer is one of the fun things to do in Bruges.

beer tasting in Bruges


Bruges can easily be visited from Brussels or other cities in the area. I came down from Amsterdam for the weekend in Belgium and spent 2 days in Bruges exploring the city and indulging in the beer.

It makes for a good few days in one of the best cities in Europe.

Go and enjoy yourself!

Find places to stay in Bruges here.

I recommend using SafetyWing Travel Insurance for your trip, just in case, it’s best to be prepared.

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