Bruges City Hall

Bruges City Hall: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges

1. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges

Embark on a day out to Bruges from Amsterdam and discover the World Heritage Site. See the romantic Lake of Love, walk around the Burg Square, and enjoy some free time to taste the Belgium beers. Depart from the center of Amsterdam in a comfortable and airconditioned bus. Learn from your guide all about the historic center of Bruges and why it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Start your tour with an introduction to the history of Belgium and Bruges. See the Lake of Love and the Begijnhof, founded in 1245. Visit the historic city center, learn more about Belgium’s world-famous beers and see the Church of Our Lady. Admire one of the most charming areas, around the Dyver canal. Continue your walk to Walplein Square, the Stoofstraat, Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square with its Gothic Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the Grote Markt with the Belfort. The tour finishes in the Grote Markt, in the heart of Bruges. Get recommendations on where to eat, drink and shop during your 3 hours of free time in the city. Sit back and relax as you head back to Amsterdam, where the tour ends.

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

2. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

From Amsterdam you will go to Bruges by bus. During the tour you will have an introduction to the history of Belgium and cities near the route like Utrecht and Breda, both connected with Spanish history. This journey takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.  The city of Bruges was declared a World Heritage City in 2000 and is also known as the Venice of the North. Enjoy a guided tour and visit the most attractive and interesting places of this city. Begin at the Minnewater or Lake of Love. During the tour, see important places of the city such as the Markt Square dominated by the Belfry, the Brug Square and Town Hall, the Church of Our Lady where you can appreciate one of Michelangelo's masterpieces "The Madonna of Bruges," among others. At the end of the guided tour, the guide will indicate a collection point and time to return to the bus, after free time in the city. Have free time to eat, take a walk, or go shopping. Later, you will return to the starting point of this excursion, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.

Full Day Private Excursion to Bruges as from Brussels

3. Full Day Private Excursion to Bruges as from Brussels

Bruges is often called the Venice of the North, and today on your full-day tour, you'll discover why. You'll begin your day with an early-morning transfer from Brussels, where you'll step out into beautiful Medieval streets. The day begins with a 30-minute cruise on the famous canals, during which your guide will point out iconic bridges and buildings, giving you a great overview of this lovely city. After your boat ride, it's time to head to the Groeninge Museum, where you can discover Belgian painters from the 15th century until today, boasting plenty of Flemish Primitives like van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memlling and Pieter Breughel. In the modern art section we find Paul Delvaux, René Magritte, Constant Permeke and Gustave van de Woestyne. Once you've had your fill of the art gallery, it's time to head up the Dijver. Here you can uncover a wonderful college of Europe, where graduates and post-graduates debate the future of the European Union. It's time for lunch, and we'll dine on a fabulous Belgian 3-course meal. After lunch, you'll head to the Burg Square, with its prestigious Gothic Chamber of the Town Hall. Your guide will point out interesting facts and relics of this ancient chamber, before leading you on to Market Square. Here, you can listen to the spectacular 47-bell carillon, one of the best in the world. Along the way, you'll also have a chance to stop at Zand Square and St. Saviour Cathedral. At 17:00 we'll transfer back to Brussels.

Bruges: Musea Brugge Card with Entry to 12 Museums

4. Bruges: Musea Brugge Card with Entry to 12 Museums

Make the most of your time in Bruges with the 72-hour Musea Brugge Card and get access to the city's top 12 museums and monuments, including Belfort, City Hall, Museum of the Church of Our Lady, Groeninge Museum, Liberty of Bruges, Sint-Janshuis Mill, Our Lady of the Pottery, Folk Museum, and more. Enjoy the diversity of the collection of sites – from the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, from classic fine arts to archaeological finds, furniture, and folklore – Musea Brugge has something for everyone. Gain insight into Brugge’s art, culture, heritage, and people with free entry to the following attractions: • Arentshuis • Belfort (Belfry and Carillon) • Brugse Vrije (Liberty of Bruges) • Gezellehuis (House Gezelle) • Groeningemuseum (Groeninge Museum) • Gruuthusemuseum (Gruuthuse Museum) • O.L.V.-kerk Museum (Museum of the Church of Our Lady) • O.L.V.-ter-Potterie (Church of Our Lady of the Pottery) • Sint-Janshospitaal (St John’s Hospital) • Sint-Janshuismolen (Sint-Janshuis Mill) • Stadhuis (City Hall) • Volkskundemuseum (Museum of Folk Life)

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What people are saying about Bruges City Hall

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 448 reviews

We loved the guide Cristina and the boy whose name I do not remember because he did not touch us there but in the bus a 10 for both of us and without forgetting the very friendly driver. The excursion gives an idea of witches would have to repeat a weekend in the place to be able to enjoy it calmly.

Well organized, punctual, the guide in Bruges was local so he provided us with very good information. He told us that he did not give much historical data because many people were bored, although I would have liked it but that is personal taste. In short, I really liked it.

Very well organized tour. Enriquez the tour guide greeted every one and made sure our experience was well worth it. Bruge is a beautiful medieval city to enjoy. Really enjoy the trip.

Nice trip, the guides (Eduardo and Pablo) where knowledgeable and kind. The bus arrived on time and it had a toilet. Brussels is a beautiful city and the waffles are delicious :)

The guide is very attentive, caring and tried his best to tell us all bout Bruges. We really enjoyed his company