Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Bruges

Groeningemuseum

Bruges’ most celebrated art gallery boasts an astonishingly rich collection whose strengths are in superb Flemish Primitive and Renaissance works, depicting the conspicuous wealth of the city with glitteringly reali…
Windmill in Bruges

St Janshuismolen

In the 13th century, Bruges' great walls were dotted with molens (windmills) where cereals were ground into flour. Four still stand on the eastern rampart and two can be visited: the 18th-century St Janshuismolen is…
Windmill in Bruges

Koeleweimolen

In the 13th century, Bruges' great walls were dotted with molens (windmills) where cereals were ground into flour. Four still stand on the eastern rampart and two can be visited: Koeleweimolen is one, the 18th-centu…
Square in Bruges

Markt

The heart of ancient Bruges, the old market square is lined with pavement cafes beneath step-gabled facades. The buildings aren't always quite as medieval as they look, but together they create a fabulous scene and …
Notable Building in Bruges

Gotische Zaal

The gothic hall's polychromatic ceiling almost drips with medieval carvings, and murals depicting the town's history add to the room's magnificence. Pick up an audio guide before setting off.
Castle in Bruges

St-Bonifaciusbrug

Church in Bruges

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

This large, somewhat sober 13th-century church sports an enormous tower that’s currently ‘wrapped’ for extensive renovation. Inside, it’s best known for Michelangelo’s serenely contemplative 1504 Madonna and Child s…
Museum in Bruges

Choco-Story

A highly absorbing chocolate museum tracing the cocoa bean back to its role as an Aztec currency. Learn about choco-history, watch a video on cocoa production and sample a praline that’s made as you watch (last demo…
Historic Building in Bruges

Brugse Vrije

Most eye-catching with its early baroque gabling, gilt highlights and golden statuettes, this was once the palace of the ‘Liberty of Bruges’, the large autonomous territory and administrative body that ruled from Br…
Historic Building in Bruges

Stadhuis

The beautiful 1420 stadhuis features a fanciful facade that’s second only to Leuven’s for exquisitely turreted Gothic excess. Inside, an audio guide explains numerous portraits in somewhat excessive detail before le…