The Best of Bruges in Photos

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The best of Bruges in photos

There are only a few cities in the world like Bruges. Where every corner you turn feels like a fairytale set, and every building you see gives you serious house envy. Think medieval architecture, beautiful canals, shutter windows, the best quality chocolate, windmills and cobbled streets. The Belgian town is definitely a place to add to your bucket list. And what better way to show you than by pictures from backpackers and travel bloggers themselves who have had the pleasure of visiting one of the world’s most picturesque towns.

Grote Markt and Burg Markt

Full of shops, restaurants and pedestrians, Grote Markt and Burg Markt are the two main squares in Bruges, perfect areas to head to take in some of Bruges’ charm and colour. Get a glimpse of true medieval architecture.

Burg Markt

Burg Markt. Photo by The Hostel Girl

Fred’s Belgian Waffles & Ice Cream

7 avenue du Rock’n’roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Waffle’s you said? With 16 different toppings was that?!

When in Bruges obviously you have to indulge in the ultimate sweet-toothers fantasy...WAFFLES! (The Liege waffles are a recommended local favourite!)


Photo by Kevin and Amanda Blog

The Belfry

Markt 7, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

When exploring a new city why not take a moment to experience it from a different perspective… Challenge yourself to the 366 steps of the Belfry to earn breathtaking panoramic views of Belgium's quirky Capital.


Photo by The Hostel Girl

De Garre

De Garre 1, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

This hidden gem near the Belfry Tower offers over 130 different Belgian beers on tap! Make sure to ask for their house beer: ‘tripel van De Garre’ - it’s the only place in the world that serves it!


Photo by: The Travelling Beerista

Canal Boat Tour

What better way to getting a glimpse of hidden parts of a city than through a boat tour?

Bruges canal boat tour

Photo by Where's Mollie

And another one...

Wheres Mollie

Photo by Where's Mollie

Hire a bike

The quiet, cobbled streets make Bruges the perfect place for a romantic bike ride to reach quieter places lesser known to tourists.

Bike in Bruges

Photo by The Travel Hack

Minnewater lake

The only way you should ever enter Bruges. Navigate your way into the city with a serene boat ride on “The Lake of Love” and take in what Bruges has to offer right from the get go.


Lake in Burges

Photos by: The Travelling Chilli

Have some “Frites”

French fries topped with some of the best mayo you’ve only dreamed about! These frites stands can be found almost anywhere in Bruges, offering a tasty snack to keep those energy levels up and send you on your way!

Chips in Bruges

Photos by The Wander Blogger

Sint-Janshuis Windmill

Make sure to visit one of only four of Bruges’ original remaining windmills found on the edge of the old city boundary!


Photo by the Dangerous Business Travel Blog


One of the most photographed spots in Bruges because it is simply stunning, whatever the season. Head here during sunset.


Photo by The Hostel Girl

Bruges Beer Museum: The Beer Experience

Breidelstraat 3, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

Learn about the history of beer and end the day with three samples to quench your thirst.

Bruges beer

Photo by The Travelling Beerista

The Travelling Beerista’s recommendation: Steenbrugge Blonde (Blonde Ale)

Bauhaus hostel

The place to stay during your trip to Bruges. Modern, clean and affordable accommodation right in the heart of the city, close to all things you could possibly want to do. There's always something fun going on at the Bauhaus whether it's making friends at the bar or partying the night away!


Photo by The Hostel Girl - see her review of the hostel

Choco-Story Museum

Wijnzakstraat 2 (Sint-Jansplein), 8000 Bruges, Belgium

This is the place where dreams come true. Witness the masterful skills of professional chocolatiers and even better… taste their creations! There is nothing like Belgian chocolate...


Photo by Finding BonggaMom

Explore the cobbled streets


Photo by The Wander Blogger


Need a bed? Check out The Bauhaus hostel!

Article by Shereen Sagoo and Katie Nichols

Posted on 21 Sep 2017

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