Bruges travel guide
Plan your visit
How to get to Bruges?
You can get to Bruges by car from France on the A1 highway. Several car parks are available around the pedestrian city centre. You can also take a train that will drop you off at Bruges train station, which is less than a kilometre away from the historic centre.
When is the best time to visit Bruges?
In order to avoid mass tourism and fully enjoy the charm of the city, you should go to Bruges in the morning. From 9:30AM, there is less queueing, especially at the belfry. It will give you more time for other activities.
How long does it take to visit Bruges?
If you want to make the most of all the activities that Bruges has to offer, then you should spend a day there. However, if you wish to fully visit all the museums, you may need an extra half day. Bring a detailed city map with you to save time when travelling around in Bruges. The city center is filled with architectural treasures.
Discover all the must-sees sites in Bruges and its historical heritage.
- Bruges’ belfry
- Basilica of the Holy Blood
- Notre-Dame Church
There is a large choice of activities in Bruges:
- Visiting and shopping at the Grand Place market (the markt)
- Boat tour on the Bruges’ canals
- Visit all the museums (Groening, Arenthuis...)
If you go there during the festive season, don’t miss the Christmas markets. You will have a lovely time in a Markt square filled with chalets, lights and melodies for the occasion.