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Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bruges at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bruges’ most important attractions on foot. Start your tour at Burg Square in the center of Bruges. Visit Jan van Eyckplein with its beautiful architecture and learn about the Belfry of Bruges, the ultimate symbol of the city. Photograph the Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, the oldest church in Bruges, and admire the dreamlike Boniface Bridge. Then the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk with its mesmerizing style will await you. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

2. Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

Cocoa has been tickling taste buds for centuries, from the spicy drink in the Maya and Aztec civilizations to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. With more than three people out of four loving chocolate, it’s hardly surprising that there is an enormous fascination for this exquisite treat. This tour aims to bring to life the 4,000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures, and flavors. The museum submerges you in the exciting world of chocolate, taking you on a journey of the senses through time. Young or old, passionate chocoholic or simply just interested, the Chocolate Museum will stimulate your fascination. The museum is composed of three parts, telling the story of the origin and evolution of chocolate through a unique collection of almost a thousand objects. Besides the history, the museum also reveals how chocolate is made, with special attention for the variety of raw ingredients and the development of the production process. In the demonstration center you will uncover the secret of beautiful silky chocolate, getting the opportunity to taste the chocolate products made in the museum.

Bruges: Frietmuseum Entry Ticket

3. Bruges: Frietmuseum Entry Ticket

Answer all the questions that you have ever had about fries at the Frietmuseum in Bruges. Discover the origins of this globally beloved snack at the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries. Learn where the potato comes from, where fries where invented, and what the secret is to making the best fries. On the ground floor, learn about the fascinating history of the potato which originated in Peru more than 10,000 years ago. On the first floor, discover the history of fries and how they came to Belgium. Don't miss the chance to try some fries yourself in the medieval cellars of the building. This educational museum is housed in the Saaihalle, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bruges, which is an attraction in itself.

Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

4. Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

Your tour takes place in a delightful workshop in the Ezelstraat Quarter of Bruges. It will be there that you will discover the art of the Belgian waffle, throughout a 1.5-hour waffle-making workshop. Following a short introduction, you will begin to follow your recipes, splitting into teams. Everything you need to create your waffles is provided, including ingredients, take-home recipes, kitchenware, assistance, and demonstrations. You can prepare the waffle dough, bake it, and then decorate your waffles with whipped cream, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. You don't need any previous cooking experience to attend the workshop, and kids are welcome too. Feel free to make crazy topping combinations; cream, chocolate, honey, fruit, the choice is yours. At the tour's conclusion, you can take photos of your creations, before enjoying them with a complimentary drink.

Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

5. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

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. In the Historium Story, follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition, find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail.

Bruges: Private Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

6. Bruges: Private Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Immerse yourself in Bruges's cobblestone streets, ancient bridges and cozy squares on foot. Clamber into a carriage to enjoy more beautiful sights in luxuriating comfort. See all the charming spots of Bruges during this 2-hour combination tour. Your expert, local guide will reveal to you the local legends and stories behind the facades. Take in the town hall, the fish market and the city palace of Gruuthuse as you walk these famous streets. Then its time to jump in your carriage for a relaxing, horse-drawn tour. Enjoy a stop at the Beguinage UNESCO world heritage site while your horse takes a break. Take in historic houses, narrow canals and unforgettable architecture of this most beautiful of cities. Have peace of mind knowing that your horse is very well cared for. Take comfort in knowing your horse gets plenty of breaks, water and food, and two days rest after a day of touring.

Ostend: Mu.ZEE Belgian Modern Art Museum Entry Ticket

7. Ostend: Mu.ZEE Belgian Modern Art Museum Entry Ticket

Discover Belgian art history with a ticket to Mu.ZEE in Ostend and admire Belgian art from 1880 to today by artists who have contributed to Belgian art history. Find modern masters such as Victor Servrackx, Jean Brusselmans, Jules Schmalzigaug, Gust De Smet, Frits van den Berghe, Roger Raveel, and Raoul Kesyer. Admire works by contemporary artits such as Luc Tuyans, Panamarenko, Jan van Imschoot, Lili Dujourie, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Thierry de Cordier, Johan Creten and Benoit Plateus. Marvel at the museum building, housed in an old 1940s department store and designed by Antwerp architect Gaston Eysselinck. The modernist architecture is a highlight in itself. Summer exhibitions 2022: Joris Ghekiere: Journey on PaperJuly 2 – November 27 Leonard Pongo. Primordial EarthJuly 2 – November 13

Bruges: Private Interactive Trivia City Tour

8. Bruges: Private Interactive Trivia City Tour

Take a beautiful walk past the main sights of Bruges. Along the way, hear some fascinating facts and stories about the city's history. Compete with your team in answering fun questions asked by your guide. A perfect plan for a pleasant afternoon among friends, family, or colleagues. Head off on an interactive walk and let your guide/quizmaster take you through the historic heart of Bruges while firing off all kinds of fun questions at you, for example about the plague and life in a medieval metropolis. The team that answers correctly gets a sweet bonus and the team members with the highest score at the end get a nice little extra! The tour is a perfect mix of history and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — everything to make your experience of Bruges authentic and exciting.

Bruges: Family Walking Tour

9. Bruges: Family Walking Tour

What mysterious legends are hidden by the city of Bruges? Why are the inhabitants of Bruges called the “fools of Bruges"? Find out on this adventure with your family. Enjoy a leisurely pace and a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural landmarks. Your guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as the adults. Have fun learning about Bruges' fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles, as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city.

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What people are saying about Bruges

This was a really great, fun and interactive experience. My boyfriend and I enjoyed ourselves and took photos at each destination to remind us of the journey. We completed this in less than an hour (we are fast walkers!)

Friendly, knowledgeable hosts, wine and cheese were lovely to enjoy during the 1 hour trip. Learned loads

In the beginning it was a bit of finding how the app worked, but after that it got better.

Our activity leader Maria was great. She was funny and easy going. We loved her

puzzles could stand to be harder but still a lot of fun!