What to do in Bruges

Bruges has plenty to offer: excursions, museums, festivals, etc. Here are a few ideas for your stay in Bruges. ๐Ÿ“

Summer water activities in Bruges ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Bruges, the "city of water", offers many water-related activities this summer.

  • ๐Ÿ›ถ Boat trips on the Bruges canals.

  • ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Free swimming area at the Coupure.

  • ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Bike rides along the canals to Damme or Zeebrugge.

  • ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Walks along the Zeebrugge beach and harbour cruises.

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Discover the history of Bruges and the sea at the Gruuthuse Museum.

  • ๐ŸŽญ Reiefestival with open-air artistic performances.

  • ๐ŸŽจ Exhibition of local crafts at the Lock House.

Summer festivals in Bruges ๐Ÿฅณ

  • Cactusfestival: 7-8-9/07

  • Klinkende Kroegen is a unique series of performances throughout the summer. Every Wednesday in July and August, live music is played in one of the many estaminets in Bruges city centre.

  • The MA Festival (4-13/08), which offers a wide range of early music at the Concertgebouw, in churches and even in Lissewege.

  • WECANDANCE (5-6/08 and 12-13/08) and Bomboclat (25-26/08), on the beach in Zeebrugge

  • The 'Reiefestival' (18-20/08), a new multi-day artistic event, combines heritage with contemporary performing arts

Museums in Bruges ๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿซ The Chocolate Museum, called Choco-Story, immerses visitors in the history of cocoa and chocolate, from the Mayans to today's gourmets. Children can discover the museum through a game trail, while adults can observe the chocolate-making process and taste it. ๐Ÿ•™ Opening times: The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, all year round (from 1 January to 31 December 2023).

๐Ÿ’Ž The Bruges Diamond Museum offers a unique opportunity to discover the history of diamond cutting and polishing, first practised in this city over five hundred years ago. ๐Ÿ•™ Opening times are 10.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Sunday.

๐ŸŸ The Frietmuseum is an educational museum in Bruges, Belgium, which presents the history of the potato, Chips and their various sauces. It is housed in the magnificent Saaihalle monument. ๐Ÿ•™ The museum's opening hours are from 10am to 5pm every day of the week, Monday to Sunday.

๐Ÿบ The Bruges Beer Museum offers an interactive experience to discover the secrets of beer composition and brewing, as well as details about Bruges beers, Trappist beers and abbey beers. ๐Ÿ•™ Opening times: every day from 10am to 6pm.

๐Ÿ“ The Lace Centre, located in Bruges, is housed in a renovated former school of the Apostoline sisters. It offers an immersive experience on the history of lace, with demonstrations and classes available. ๐Ÿ•™ The Lace Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5pm.

Other activities in Bruges ๐Ÿ“

๐Ÿงฉ Coddy's urban adventures: with its urban Escape Games / treasure hunts, Coddy offers you the chance to play in the city, on foot, to discover Bruges in a different way. Guided by your smartphone, you and your team wander the streets of the city in search of clues and answers to your riddles. The city becomes your playground, revealing itself to you in a whole new light. You'll (re)discover little hidden details, little-explored alleyways, but also some of the city's must-see places, all at the same time!

๐Ÿบ Visit the De Halve Maan brewery, a historic family business in Bruges, founded in 1856. It brews the city's emblematic beer, "Brugse Zot". ๐Ÿš€ De Halve Maan supports promising athletes who are passionate about their sport, particularly with its new special alcohol-free beer, "Sportzot".

๐Ÿฌ The Boudewijn Seapark: you can watch dolphin and sea lion shows, as well as enjoy numerous indoor and outdoor attractions for the whole family.

๐ŸŽถ The Concertgebouw Circuit offers a unique experience to discover Bruges' contemporary concert hall. You can learn more about how it works, its exceptional acoustics, its collection of contemporary art and sound art.