1. Visit beer brewery De Halve Maan and taste their ‘Brugse Zot’, a blond beer, and ‘Straffe Hendrik’, a triple. Take a guided tour of the brewery and afterwards enjoy one of their great beers out on the terrace.

halve maan bruges

beer brewery halve maan bruges
2. Take a walk at night and be amazed by the canals at Rozenhoedkaai.

rozenhoedkaai bruges brugge
3. Visit Bruges during the culinary festival Kookeet and get blown away by the food of Michelin and Gault Millau chefs.

Servaas van Mullem at Kookeet

kookeet brugge bruges food festival
4. Visit the market and try the famous Belgian fries with tartare sauce (a sauce of mayonaise, pickles, and herbs) at one of the two green market stalls.

market Bruges Brugge

5. A vintage market is organised at ’t Zand three times a year.

6. Take your pick out of more than 50! chocolate shops to satisfy your cacao needs. Our top tips: the famous chocolatier Dominique Persoone (see the blog about Kookeet), and Depla.

Dominique Persoone chocolate shop Bruges

Depla chocolate shop Bruges
7. Go shopping at Smedenstraat where you’ll find deli shops like ‘De Olijfboom’ where they sell 80 sorts of olive oil, herbs and spices, and much more delicious food, and wine.

olijfboom smedenstraat bruges brugge

In the same street you’ll find an authentic bakery that sells homemade bread by its weight instead of per loaf, and a cheese shop.

bakery smedenstraat bruges brugge

cheese shop smedenstraat bruges brugge

8. Take a canal boat tour for marvellous views of the medieval town centre.

Restaurant Pergola Bruges
9. Are you a beer lover? Then you must visit café Brugs Beertje and quench your first on their Belgian beers. They have more than 300! different ones.

10. Fancy a workout? Take the 366 steps up the Belfort tower and enjoy the panoramic view from the top.

belfort bruges brugge

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