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Canal Boat Tours

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Address: Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 33 32 93
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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tircho sez: take this tour. we were supposed to go to normandy on our tour, but the french dock workers were on strike and we landed in Bruges. At first I was disappointed but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 21, 2016
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

tircho sez: take this tour. we were supposed to go to normandy on our tour, but the french dock workers were on strike and we landed in Bruges. At first I was disappointed but quickly got over it because this old city was simply devine. we fell in love with the place. We walked the street, ate the belgium waffles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have visited Bruges Twice and taken the Canal ride there. Its simply mesmerizing... when you start the ride you will feel ok but your mind will change when you start navigating this old city accessing canals and seeing the old building and structures. You can enjoy good food at canal side restaurants . It will be a different experince... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A different way to see the city and not a bad way to spend 30 minutes on the canals. However, the bloke driving our boat sounded like a Belgian Steven Hawking and had clearly read his script from a book. Also, the majority of people on the boats are tourists yet most of the journey, the skipper was spent speaking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We took the trip from Katelijnestraat and Louis was our boatman. He was a very good guide who spoke good English and explained things clearly. He had a good sense of humour and encouraged questions. He was considerate of the photographers amongst us and gave us time to take pictures as we travelled. We noted that he also had umbrellas... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

These canal boat tours are not time consuming, but do give a different view of this beautiful city. I recommend sitting at the very back of of the boat, if you want to take pictures, as the boats are usually quite full.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights of our holiday. This is better than any canal boat tours I have done so far. Bruge has an amazing vibe, you gotta be there to experience it.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Old town Bruge is a tourist mecca. That's all you see pretty much. So embrace it for what its worth. Honestly its one of the prettiest old towns in Europe. Take a canal boats tour. It is slightly cheesy yes but a fun way to see the beauty of this place. The guides are multilingual and uses humour well especially... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

My girlfriend and I had see the boats travelling the canals all weekend during our weekend in Bruges, and had talked about doing a boat tour but never really got around to it. It was a reasonably warm Sunday afternoon and we were looking for something to do. We walked past one of the ticket booths and noticed that tickets... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We took the tour on a cold, rainy day. The boat pilot was pleasant and the ride was smooth and interesting. Umbrellas were provided which helped a great deal. Lots of terrific photo opportunities. It lasted about one hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

An impulsive decision turned out to be a good decision! Stunning views of all Bruges' bridges& movie sites! Lovely way to see the city, reminding one of Venice!

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