Bruges Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Sandra G
    Duisburg, Germany17 contributions
    We didnt do the brewery tour but came for the tasting only
    We tried the so called flight with 6 beers to taste - was quite busy then already
    In addition we took the meat plattern (prices were higher than stated on the internet) for really just a thiny portion

    The next day we came a bit earlier and managed to get a seat down at the water to grap our favorites beers from the tasting again - was better priced as well

    All in all really worth a visit but quite pricey
    Written October 2, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Momagogo
    65 contributions
    This may not be the most popular tourist attraction in Bruges, but one will learn everything about lace making. Besides the information downstairs, best part for me is the demonstration room upstairs where locals (men and women) make bobbin style laces. I had to take a video to show folks at home how fast their fingers are moving those bobbins. No wonder real hand made lace are so expensive!
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,209 contributions
    The St. Walburga Church is a Roman-Catholic church from 17th-century in a Baroque style. We saw this church when we got lost. But we were very happy to be able to visit this church as it has beautiful interior.
    Written July 24, 2020
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  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, UK1,020 contributions
    Bruges contains some beautiful, tranquil places and this can be added to that list. Although the almshouses are private dwellings, visitors can enter the courtyard and wander around the garden. The whitewashed cottages provide an attractive backdrop.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • Sirkka-Liisa R
    Vantaa, Finland24 contributions
    The concert was quite unique, something you could not have expected. I loved the theory part when you learned interesting details about instruments of different ages and areas. The music was exciting and beautiful. And the person was charming.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Ray
    1 contribution
    Highly recommend this tour if you want to know more about this charming towns and its rich history. Our guide did a fantastic job. He is knowledgeable and humourous. I wouldn't had learned so much had I not joined the tour.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Patricia G
    1 contribution
    Booking and pick up well arranged. A small group of 19, in a well sized and comfy minibus. It was a full day visiting a number of sites. The information shared was sufficiently detailed and also done sympathetically and respectfully by Phil. I would very much encourage people to book this tour.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • LondonJulesp
    London22 contributions
    The rickshaw tour was our highlight of the holiday. Pieter was fantastic and so knowledgeable and approachable. He took my parents in his rickshaw and my sister and I cycled along. We thought 2 hours may be too long, but the time whizzed by and we could have carried on for longer! Great to see the not-so-touristy parts of the city and hear some interested facts and stories. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the city.
    Written June 10, 2022
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  • Nettle London
    London, UK1,260 contributions
    I am terrified of heights, and really not good doing something where I am not in control so I was a little nervous (to put it mildly) about this whole idea but decided to trust that my husband, as it was he who booked it, was not entirely insane. He had done a balloon ride some years ago so knew a little more of what to expect.

    The whole experience was AMAZING. We were collected early Friday morning, driven to the outskirts of Bruges and very quickly found ourselves ready to climb in to the basket. We needed to be up and away qluickly as the weather was due to change a little later and Christophe and Martin (the ground crew) wanted to get the best of the day.

    Climbing in to the basket was a little lacking in elegance but within a few minutes we were all in, another couple and a family group, and off we went.

    Take off was so gentle, the ground just slowly got left behind, with no real sensation and then we were at the mercy of the air currents.

    I started looking just at the horizon whilst I got used to the feelings, but eventually began to look lower and lower, eventually looking down and watching a rabbit running around in a field, with its tail bobbing around.

    The sensations of movement & height are not easy to describe - they are unique, in my view - but I would say that if you are nervous there is really no need to be.

    I can see how ballooning can be completely addictive, the peace, views and sensations are fabulous and not be be missed.

    As you may be able to guess, I was also nervous of the concept of landing but we had a great experience, touching down gently and remaining upright. The worst bit of the whole experience for me was trying to get out of the basket - I had climbed out and needed to jump down about a 30cm - I really struggled to do it as it felt like I as jumping 30m to me! That shows what I am like with heights.

    The morning was rounded off with champagne, breakfast pastries and a ride back to Bruges.

    A fantastic morning.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Able to join tour one morning without a booking. Andy is very knowledgeable & able to help out with a variety of different cameras & phones. His Canadian laid-back attitude is pleasing as he makes you feel comfortable whilst strolling around some of the best photogenic sights
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • julz2704
    Leeds, UK79 contributions
    I found Andy through trip advisor whilst having a look to see what was available in Brugge. I’m not normally a fan of walking tours which normally include you following a guide with an umbrella with lots of other people and have no clue what they are saying! Andy’s tour is the complete opposite, we wondered through the streets of this beautiful town and Andy stopped to give us lots of great and fun facts. Andy is a great guide, full of knowledge and really funny. Thank you for showing us this beautiful city!

    Written September 16, 2019
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