Free Things to Do in Bruges

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  • StephenR285
    Canberra, Australia732 contributions
    This was our first time in Bruges and we really enjoyed walking around and window shopping, as well as looking at historic buildings in the city centre. Two days was just enough.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • David K
    Northwich, UK43 contributions
    This is the heart of Brugge with the architectural presence of the bell tower and vast open space which can accommodate the Wednesday morning market, horse carriage rides and an array of eating choices from a bowl of chips to a full meal. It gives ready access to all that Brugge has to offer from museums to breweries, classy shops to souvenir markets. It has plenty of bustle and bikes so to be alert but enjoy it for what it is.
    Written September 7, 2022
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  • Sally Johnson
    10 contributions
    They’re all beautiful, this one has a bit of holy blood as a relic which is guarded but you can go and look at it. Load of nonsense of course but - whatever! All the churches in Bruges are gorgeous.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • david n
    Manchester, UK3,986 contributions
    Only a few minutes walk from the bustling city centre but worth the short walk. The pictures above this review tell a better story than I can but the horses head nearby is really unusual and clever.
    Written July 6, 2022
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  • ybsae
    Stockton-on-Tees, UK485 contributions
    Used this park as a thoroughfare when walking into the city from our hotel near the railway station. Very picturesque and calming, even when there were plenty of people around
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    This is a beautiful square housing the city hall. There tends to be more room to soak up the scenery and take some wonderful photos of the architecture.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Very photogenic part of Bruges. Very busy in peak times of day. Best enjoyed earlier or later in day. Numerous cafes/restaurants around to relax in
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Very popular spot for tourists as small, picturesque bridge with many churches & museums nearby. One of the towns outdoor toilets nearby
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel36,124 contributions
    This is a gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral with an impressive nave and beautiful art works within.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • david n
    Manchester, UK3,986 contributions
    I wasn't too taken by some of the art work but the windmills along the route are certainly eye-catching.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,766 contributions
    a long line along the northwest edge of the town. It’s a 20 minute or so walk from the center of town, but I would recommend it, particularly on a nice day.

    If you find a map of Bruges (which isn’t hard – they have excellent ones at the tourist information centers around town) you will see that it is essentially a circle surrounded by a circular moat, along with the canals. Imagine it as a clock and the windmills are along the moat around 1:00-2:00. This is still a large enough space that you can’t really see all 4 at once. There is also an old town gate around 3:00 that has a working drawbridge for boats/barges.

    We were there on a sunny afternoon. They are set in a large park and they are very picturesque. Apparently, only one is originally from Bruges – the others were rescued from other towns and villages. Some are not accessible – none were open during my visit, but I was there late in the afternoon and was more interested in the exteriors.

    This is a fun and free place to visit in beautiful Bruges.
    Written August 26, 2021
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  • david n
    Manchester, UK3,986 contributions
    This park is small though you can get some peace and quiet away from all the tourists. Take some food here and have a picnic.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • david n
    Manchester, UK3,986 contributions
    ... across this place. Its a small cobbled square with a statue to the famous artist. The surrounding building do indeed add to its allure.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • Signaller21
    Bristol, UK54 contributions
    An amazing place. Stopped on a Segway tour. The wood carvings are amazing. Well worth a stop. Some amazing painting too
    Written February 29, 2020
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  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, UK1,008 contributions
    Created by Belgian sculptor Rik Poot, the modern sculpture Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse depicts Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. They are tucked away in a courtyard behind the Groeningemuseum and provide a stark contrast to the older statues located in the city. Worth a look if you’re passing. The courtyard is also a pleasant place to have a seat.
    Written June 9, 2022
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