The Markt

The Markt, Bruges: Hours, Address, The Markt Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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SGEverettWA
Everett, WA480 contributions
Great Market Place.
Oct 2021
One of the better Market Squares in Europe. Quite beautiful and so many nice shops. Found so many nice store and bought some great deals on high end fashion at a very reasonably price. Really fun, but don't cut is short. Leave yourself a few hours. The restaurants are quite good too.
Written November 7, 2021
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,941 contributions
Time travel
Oct 2021
The center of Bruges is just wonderful. It is vibrant with several restaurants and cafes in a medieval surrounding.
It is stunning!
Written November 5, 2021
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH2,602 contributions
Center of Bruges; Start Here to See the City
Aug 2021
The Market Square is pretty much the center of Bruges, with the bell tower, as well as a row of restaurants you have likely seen countless times in travel literature and on postcards.

This is one of those places where the ambience is part of the fun. It’s a beautiful Medieval square. Even the newer buildings have Medieval elements so that they will fit in better. There are usually 6-12 horse carriages and the bell tower frequently chimes.

At one time, the canals came up to the edge of the square (hence the market), but today the closest canal is a few blocks away. Of the buildings on the square, you should make a point of visiting the town hall.

One note: the row of restaurants on the square looks great, but take a look at the reviews before you try one. There are many nearby restaurants that don’t appeal primarily to tourists where you might have a better experience. Your choice.
Written August 26, 2021
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tullercy
Rome, Italy203 contributions
Typical Flanders grote markt
Aug 2021 • Couples
You can avoid to visit the Grote markt when you are in a Flanders city. A typical spot with golden decorations on the buildings and the municipality of the city. Very nice.
Written August 22, 2021
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andEmakes3
London, UK37 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2021 • Family
A timelessly beautiful square which has to be seen if you visit Bruges - stunning gabled architecture and the impressive Belfort. There’s nothing quite like a coffee or a beer on a terrace as you watch the hustle and bustle of tourists and locals, bikes and carriages. Be warned though: your drinks bill here will be way higher than in one of the quieter squares off the beaten track!
Written August 14, 2021
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Stephen H
Brussels, Belgium467 contributions
A Belgium must-see!
Jul 2021
Lovely sights, lots of tourists, and a plethora of restaurants. Shopping options everywhere. Traffic too, so watch your
Written July 27, 2021
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June A
Surrey, UK2,300 contributions
Gorgeous wide open square
Jul 2020
Brugge is of course a stunning location at any time of year and the Markt is most definately the centrepiece and the place to go to get a feel for the city. It's a gorgeous wide open square as European cities tend to have, heaving with life with at times, an ice rink, an open market and cafes to sit and take in the atmopshere and the views. The buildings of which there are many, each with their own story and historical signifiance, speak for themselves.
Written June 12, 2021
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flutefan
Suffolk, UK512 contributions
Very Christmassy atmosphere!
Mar 2020
Most Christmassy treat in Dec 2019- last trip for a while.....We stayed in a lovely little house on the edge of town, surrounded by pretty, old terraced cottages and near to a huge open-air food market- perfect to pick up local delicacies.
Written February 7, 2021
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Travel Guide Info
Antwerp Province, Belgium410 contributions
Historically Beautiful
Jan 2021 • Friends
It's beautiful and a must place to visit if in Brugge. Great location and close to many other touristic location. Though all the restaurants are closed and offer only delivery or takeaway, still a beautiful place to visit.
Written January 30, 2021
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Erik Blauwet
Jabbeke, Belgium16 contributions
Bruges a wonderful old city
Sep 2020
Bruges a wonderful city. A lot of historic buildings and interesting museums. Friendly people and delicious food in the restaurants. Don't hesitate to come.
Written November 26, 2020
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The Markt is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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