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Canal Trip Bruges-Damme

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Address: Noorweegse Kaai, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)50 28 86 10
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: When in Bruges, there’s nothing like viewing this historic city from its...
When in Bruges, there’s nothing like viewing this historic city from its canals. These affordable, 30-minute boat tours follow the same routes and offer commentary in several languages. But because they’re incredibly popular with visitors, don’t be surprised by long waits in line.
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Quick and Inexpensive Ride

I went to Bruges as a day trip while in Belgium for a couple weeks. I found the canals to be very quaint and really enjoyed walking alongside and over them. When it comes to the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went to Bruges as a day trip while in Belgium for a couple weeks. I found the canals to be very quaint and really enjoyed walking alongside and over them. When it comes to the actual ride on the canal I was very underwhelmed. It was cheap at 7.5 euros or so, but it was quick and I couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Quick and easy way to see around the beautiful buildings, cathedrals, churches, bridges, little shops, romantic couples via the canal. The tour guide could speak dutch and English, but hardly could follow his accent. But there was no need for a talking tour guide. The city spoke for itself. Such a lively, romantic, extremely clean place where you can actually... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went to Belgium in May and took a sidetrip to this truly magical city. While there we took a canal ride. The price was economical and we spent a 30 minute guided water tour of the city. It was truly jaw dropping to float by all the magnificent old buildings that date back centuries. All of this has been... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A canal ride in Bruges is almost as obligatory as doing one in Amsterdam. It's a much smaller affair in this Belgian city but still well worth doing. For 7.60 euros you get a half-hour tour of a stretch of the canal which winds its way through the city, together with guided commentary. There are a number of places where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The canal ride was fun and interesting. Be sure you find a boarding area that isn't crowded. It's a not more comfortable if the boat is not filled to capacity. While on the tour, we saw boats that had half capacity, but purely for comfort. It's great even if it's full too!

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you have been to Amsterdam and have sometime in Bruges to just walk around then I would pass on the canal cruise. We took it, it was nice, the sun was shining but Bruges is tiny and the sites were not all that special. If you dont have the time, It is a definite do as it was very... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A great way to spend some time on a warm sunny day. Good narration in several languages. A great way to see the sites of Bruges.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This canal ride didn't show anything that we hadn't seen on the walking tour! We should have use our time exploring the cute shops.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are some beautiful cities in this world but Bruges would take some beating. Having visited Venice, Tallinn, Prague and Paris recently, I feel I am in a position to comment. This place is unbelievably picturesque and to get the full impact you must take the canal cruise. This place out-Venice's Venice! There is very little about Bruges that isn't... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I had hired a cycle to go to Damme and this boat passed me, would have used it if I had known as it looks a gentle way to view the countryside, just sit back and relax.There did not appear to be many trips in a day. What to see in Damme, the church, some artwork and a view of... More 

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