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Walking tours in Bruges

6 tips for free walking routes and guided city tours

What a picture Bruges is! There is a reason the entire city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city trip to the 'Venice of the North' will take you back in time via cobblestone streets. .
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1. Walking through the city’s historic centre

Start at Bruges Central Station and take a leisurely stroll through the old town. This self-guided walk will take you past famous historical sights such as the Grand Place, the Belfry, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Church of Our Lady. For more information and a map of this walk, visit the official Visit Bruges website. In addition, organised tours are available from various providers, such as Free Walking Tours and GuruWalk.

2. 8-km-walk from Brugge station

This city walk starts at the city´s train station. The first highlight on this route is the beautiful Beguinage. Then stroll through Minnewaterpark past the Gentpoort to the Koningin Astridpark. After a few quiet streets, you will arrive in the city centre with imposing, centuries-old buildings and its many canals. Past each stone arch bridge, another beautiful spot looms up. Admire the Jan van Eyckplein, the Grote Markt with the 83-metre-high Belfry, the Arentshof with the Groeninge Museum and much more!

Download the NS-walking route (Dutch)

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3. Walk along the canals of Bruges

The Brugse Reien, the canals that run through the city, are often called the lifelines of Bruges. A walk along these canals offers a unique view of the city. Start your walk at Minnewater Park, near the railway station, and follow the canals through the city.

More details can be found on the City of Bruges website

4. Beer tasting walk Bruges

If you are a beer lover, consider a beer tasting walk in Bruges. Start at the historic brewery De Halve Maan, near the city centre, and visit several local bars and cafés for tastings. A guided walk is also among the options. This Brugge BeerWalk takes three hours and you will not only enjoy the beer along the way, but also the history of Bruges' beer.

Book the Brugge BeerWalk

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5. Choose your own city tour

You can also explore the city on your own. Visit Bruges offers three different routes: romantic spots, quiet locations or a tour of the most beautiful hotspots!

Download your own city walking tour (Dutch)

6. Nature walk

The Tillegembos nature reserve is a short distance from the city centre and a must-visit for nature lovers. Here, you can enjoy tranquillity and beauty of nature, with several hiking trails through the forest.

You can find a map on the Natuurpunt website (Dutch)

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To Bruges by train

Going to Bruges for a day or weekend? Then travel comfortably by train. You can travel with Eurostar or Intercity Brussels.

  • Taking Intercity Brussels? Then travel to Antwerp. There you can catch the intercity to Gent St. Pieters. In Ghent, change trains to Bruges. Travel time from Amsterdam Centraal is 3.36 hours, the price for a one-way ticket starts at € 32 with the Early Bird rate.
  • When travelling with Eurostar , you can travel the same route. The travel time is 2.44 hours. The price for a one-way ticket starts at € 36.

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Walking tours Bruges

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