Activities for a Rainy Day in Bruges

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Bruges on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Bruges

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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Well worth the climb up all the steps to the top. Interesting side rooms as you ascend to help break the journey. Great view of area at top albeit through wire mesh . Be prepared if bells toll whilst there
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • PThomas1985
    Stourbridge, UK219 contributions
    A brewery tour here was high up my list of things to do while in Bruges. The guide was very engaging, and quite amusing at times. We took in current brewing areas, as well as other areas of the brewery that had been preserved, and a great viewing point of the city. I was interested to hear the beer is piped out of the city centre to a bottling plant!! The tour lasted about an hour (a bit longer than I thought) and included a free beer at the end. It's a great activity to do if you're on a solo trip. I ended up chatting with, and having a beer with, a fellow solo traveller from the other side of the world! The only disappointment while there was I was there on a day where the bar / restaurant doesn't open on the evening.
    Written September 16, 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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  • Elaine W
    Norwich, UK321 contributions
    Wonderful place ! We visited 2 consecutive days as it was so brilliant and accommodating! First visit was to have tapas and taste the beers inside overlooking the canal ! Great beers , polite friendly service at the bar. Quick and great tasting food. Loved the homemade meatballs and pretzels. Very relaxed atmosphere! Next day we returned to do the tour of the brewery. We choose the two people and flight of 6 beers tour plus 2 single tours with a drink each. Fantastic individual audio tour. Lots of information and you could go at your own pace. A brewer was on hand on our tour. Loved the mole features for children to find and their own little tunnel. Great balcony views with deckchairs. The beers were great tasting and served again by efficient friendly staff. The whole place is clean and managed well. Shop has good prices and a good range of products! Fantastic. Thank you
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Abeonas
    Kent, UK4,324 contributions
    A modern experience in a historic building. Lots of choice at the bar . Five beers for €10 ! Friendly efficient service. Great atmosphere here. Suitable for young and old. Decent on site shop. Worth a visit.
    Written March 2, 2020
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    Well organised art museum with each room providing the visitor with an information board containing photos of each painting in that particular room accompanied by a detailed explanation, This allows you to pick and choose to focus on the paintings that interest you most. Also , the museum's rooms are organised in chronological order, allowing you to focus on periods that have greater interest whilst quickly moving through less interesting rooms. Plenty to learn if you are prepared to give it time.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Very good museum containing what appear to be genuine articles for the most part. Nice combination of History & gore
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    This has been updated with the inclusion of an 8 minute virtual reality experience, offered at an additional cost to the main tour. My personal feeling is that not only is this worth undertaking but that it offers more than the old Historium tour provides. this is because the virtual reality is giving you facts in addition to the exciting experience of being immersed in the changing Bruges landscape. If money was an issue, buy the virtual reality and skip the tour. The tour can still be fun, listening on your own audio headphones. There is also a very good viewing platform on the tour that allows you to see over the Markt and take some great photos.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    It is possible to step inside this church and look at it without payment, however, if you pay then this allows you greater access into its depths. There is plenty of wonderful architecture and stained glass windows to admire.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • heyjude775
    Teaneck, NJ18 contributions
    This tour required use of a headset rather than a tour with someone you could ask questions. Some of the exhibits and the chocolate statues were quite amazing.
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    Upstairs is the most amazing room, full of history with lots to view and read about. Alternatively you can just sit on one of the many chairs and look above, down and around you at the fantastic surroundings.
    Written September 9, 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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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Ancient small church with gardens and museum. Fantastic stonework inside the chapel, unfortunately main tomb had been moved for restoration elsewhere
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,766 contributions
    This is actually two museums, one relating to medieval medicine and hospitals and the other to artwork. They make a pretty good combination.

    The entire museum is housed in a former hospital dating back to the 1300s. The hospital display part makes you happy for modern medicine. One of the most persuasive things in that regard is painting of an eye surgeon working on a hapless young patient, with primitive tools and no apparent compassion.

    The art part is taken up mostly with the art of Hans Memling, a great German artist. There are also several other medieval pieces. Most visitors won’t be familiar with the works (we were not), but they are worth seeing. The Ursula Shrine is considered a masterpiece. Note in particular the very fine details on many of the paintings – one even goes off the canvas onto the frame.

    Note that there is a pharmacy in a nearby structure that is part of the museum. It's worth a 5-10 minute look. If you do, look closely at the carvings on one cabinet - it's of an apothecary that is very much like the one you are standing in.

    Before you visit this attraction, consider getting a Bruges museum card (you can get them at the tourist information offices or some of the museums). If you are stopping at several Bruges museums, it can save you some expense. They are good for three days and also good if you stumble across a museum you hadn't considered that looks interesting.
    Written August 30, 2021
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    This is a brilliant museum that evokes memories of how we and our parents/grandparents lived. The different rooms can't fail to generate conversations of times past. Although a little distance from the main square it is worth the effort of taking a relaxed walk there.
    Written September 9, 2022
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