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Canal Trip Bruges-Damme

Noorweegse Kaai, Bruges, Belgium
+32 (0)50 28 86 10
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Ranked #14 of 39 activities in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Waregem, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's a thing you have to do, get on that boat and just sit and relax. Enjoy the green and peaceful environment. Fun with children, to watch the ducklings and birds along the river side.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We opted for the return trip @ E9.50 for over 65's. There are five trips each way per day, seven days a week from April to October. All details at www.bootdamme-brugge.be. You can opt to walk/cycle one way (space for bikes on the boat) which will save about E3 on the price. The canal is very straight, so you may... More

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Midlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Trips are every two hours and take about 30 minutes. I suggest you go and eat there otherwise you have either half an hour or ,as we went on the 2 o clock boat we would have had to wait nearly three hours to come back, which is too long. Worth a visit as its a pretty village.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I loved Bruges. The canal trip gave a great view of the town with different perspective of many of the sights. A camera is a must for this ride!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We rented bikes in Bruge and cycled to Damme along the Canal. Very easy trail along and nice photo stops along the way. While in Damme, we parked the bikes and stopped at Tijl en Nele for a local sandwich. Cheap and GOOD! We also visited the church, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk.

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Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice short trip along the canal so it's probably a "must do".. But it wasn't a highlight, for sure. We were packed in the boat and you couldn't take a picture without having someones head in the way. Couldn't understand the tour guide and and he seemed pretty disinterested.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The 30 minute canal boat tour was a good and relatively inexpensive way to rest your feet/legs and see some different areas of Bruges. We were lucky to have just a small group of passengers (we booked out boat just after the rains departed). The guide offered some commentary (at times humorous) but mostly we simply enjoyed the views of... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is certainly an oddity for most of us to float canals in any city. We were crammed into the boat and the tour guide/driver seemed to be going through the motions. He told some interesting facts about the buildings but I was pretty underwhelmed. Not worth the money but then most everything was overpriced and touristy in Bruges.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Want to see what Bruges can offer you ? then go by boat around the fantastic waterway's and take in the history and culture of one of Europe's finest places to visit, give's you a good insight of places you can visit by foot, also help's give you your bearing's around this great city and is a delight to do... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
83 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a difference sunshine makes as all the colours are more vibrant and the canal seems more alive. We did the same walk twice but took the canal boat in the sunshine. So much history. I loved the architecture, the narrow streets and canals. The beautiful square is close to the canal where you take the boat. The boat is... More

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