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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Paddle boat to Damme

I agree with a previous reviewer. People are getting confused between the paddle boat to Damme and the smaller boats on the canal in the centre of Bruges. The paddle boat goes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I agree with a previous reviewer. People are getting confused between the paddle boat to Damme and the smaller boats on the canal in the centre of Bruges. The paddle boat goes from Dampoort which is a little way out of the centre of Bruge. We caught a no 4 bus from the Theatre (just up from the Markt) for... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few folks seem to be reviewing the tourist canal trips in Bruges, but I think this page refers to the paddle steamer which travels from the outskirts of Bruges along to the picturesque village of Damme. You can get a bus from Bruges to Damme, or as we have done walk there and back along the canal bank. But... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked 30 min. boat trip on the canal, the guide was good, well sometimes was not easy to follow him speaking in 3 languages and also take pics. The weather was sunny and I really enjoyed the trip.

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Thank Alvi J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent trip to the village of Damme. Not expensive and the village is small but quaint. A few nice tearooms and a picturesque windmill. Views of the canal and the surrounding countryside are superb.

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Thank B4856BDmichaelf
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a map of the "fietsknooppunten" and ride your bicycle off the beaten track. plenty of farms and tiny villages.

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Thank lucy f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

went on a canal boat - approx 8Euro each - we were blessed with great weather in October and this was a lovely 30 minutes away from the frenetic activity in the main marktplace! The guide was very knowledgeable and after viewing lovely places from the canals, we then walked to these hidden gems afterwards

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horsham ,west sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We set off on hotel bikes to ride alongside the canal from Bruges to Sluis in Holland, about 13 km each way. We stopped for coffee and a walk around the pretty village of Damme then set off again on the dedicated smooth flat bike track to Sluis. We stopped for a lovely lunch at restaurant Populierenhof which was very... More 

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Rushton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I had just six hours to walk around this beautiful medieval town with probably more canals than Venice . My friend had business commitments in Brussels and left me to fill in time . The cobbled streets and small shops made this a delight to walk round . There are plenty of cafes and bars to sample the good Belgium... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

The canal tour in Bruges was the perfect length and price. €8 for an adult and lasted 30 minutes. We really got to see Bruges in a different light and learnt a lot about a number of building we'd spent the last 48 hours questioning.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this short boat trip along the canals a great deal. It certainly offers an opportunity to see Brugge from a different perspective. We were blessed with fantastic sunny days (in October) which added to the experience, as did the comedian who was driving the boat!! Fairly good value for money and we'll worth taking the time out to... More 

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