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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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Canal Ride in Bruges

Wonderful way to see the city. Expert guide relayed the history of the landmarks we passed. The canalboats give you an overview of the whole city and a view of the buildings not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful way to see the city. Expert guide relayed the history of the landmarks we passed. The canalboats give you an overview of the whole city and a view of the buildings not visible from the streets. After the boated we walked back to several of the sites we had passed. Don't miss the bars - they serve every beer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am not a great cyclist but it was lovely flat and the added advantage got to see the windmills. it was away from the traffic and felt quite safe... Damme was pretty small version of Brugge

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Woking
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We thought the canal trip was interesting and definitely a nice way to see the other side of Bruges. The Japanese girls didn't get his Heineken jokes though which made the trip even more fun. The boats are always full. The boatman had obviously partaken of a few Belgian beers but was able to give a good commentary and to... More 

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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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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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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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