Travel blogs, photos and stories from Bruges, Belgium – one of Europe’s most picturesque and scenic cities famous for its cobblestoned streets and windmills
Bruges Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Bruges
Bruges is one of those touristic cities that you always hear about in movies and from most backpackers’ Eurotrips. But just because it’s got a reputation for being pretty, doesn’t mean it’s pretty boring. Bruges is one of those cities perfect for a quiet but content short trip. Start here with my basic Bruges travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Bruges travel blogs.
When to Visit
Top Things To Do
Visit the Frietmuseum – One of the more quirky things to do in Bruges, visit the Frietmuseum: a museum dedicated entirely to the national favourite food of fries. It walks you through the history and development of fries and is perfect for kids (or adults who want to pretend to be kids).
Rent a bike – Bruges is the perfect size city to get around by bike, and you can easily see a lot of the surrounding landscape, dotted by windmills. It’s a super bike-friendly city too, with drivers being well used to cyclists on the roads so don’t be scared!
Although it’s a relatively small city, taking a tour around Bruges will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Bruges tours.
LGBT – Gay Bruges Travel Guide
As the second country in the world to introduce marriage equality, Belgium is a very accepting and easy place for LGBT travelers. Though it’s a small city, Bruges has a definitely gay scene. These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Bruges.
@ The Pub – Though this is a very mixed establishment, it clearly has a gay vibe if you know what to look for! It is the place in town to come for a relaxed yet typical Belgium pub experience.
Studs Club – A cruising bar for men only, this kinky little place might be a surprise to find in such a seemingly prim and proper town. They regularly have themed nights.
Bruges has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.