Things to do in Bruges

Great restaurants in Flanders

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“A picture is worth a thousand words

Great restaurants in Flanders, close to Bruges.



De Refter

Rock Fort

Kok au Vin

Sans Cravate

De Gouden Harynck

Assiette Blanche


Hertog Jan

Tanuki – Oude Gentweg 1, Bruges 8000, +32 50 34 75 12

Grand Cafe Passage Dweersstraat 26, 8000 Brugge


David Selen

Het Vliegend Tapijt –


Bartholomeus – Zeedijk-Heist 267, Knokke-Heist 8301,  +32 50 51 75 76

Cuines 33 – Smedenstraat 33 | Knokke-Heist, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, +32 50 60 60 69


Gramm – Rue de Flandre 86, Brussels 1000,  +32 2 324 99 66

Selecto – Rue De Flandre, 95-97, Brussels, +32 2 511 40 95

La Buvette – Ch D’Alsemberg 108 – 1060 Saint Gilles  +32(0)2 534 13 03


Roots – Vrouwebroersstraat 5, Ghent 9000, +32 9 310 67 73

GistLeopold de Waelstraat 9, Antwerp 2000, (Formerly Gigi il Bullo) +32 3 295 66 27

Le Dimanche – Markt 5, Ruiselede 8755, Belgium

Alberte –  Dendermondsesteenweg 78, Ghent 9000, +32 489 21 12 10

De Vitrine – La Chaparitta, Brabantdam 134, 9000 Gent


‘t Zilte – Hanzestedenplaats 5, Antwerp 2000, (top floor MAS museum) +32 3 283 40 40

l’Amitié – Vlaamsekaai 43, Antwerp 2000, Belgium, +32 3 257 50 05

Lam en Yin  – Reyndersstraat 17, Antwerp 2000, Belgium, +32 3 232 88 38

Dome Sur Mer – Arendstraat 1, Antwerp 2018, Belgium +32 3 281 74 33


l’Homard Et La Moule – Duinenstraat 325, Bredene 8450, +32 59 32 02 28


Boury – Rumbeeksesteenweg 300, Roeselare 8800, +32 51 62 64 62

B’artiste –  Zuidstraat 50, 8800 Roeselare +32 51 251 241




Epicerie Du Cirque

Ossip –

Gouden Hoofd

Bart à Vin


Flavie’s Tafel

Brasserie Latem –

Magis –

Bistro bis –



Plat Préféré

In De Wulf


Top things to do during your stay in Bruges

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 Where to Eat Well in Bruges. From Breakfast to Lunch to High Tea to Diner. Where you can snack on Belgian wafflesgrab excellent coffee or …

No visit to Bruges can be complete without partaking of the delicious local cuisine, and guests at the White Rooms can enjoy some of the finest delicacies on offer from nearby tearooms and restaurants. From warm, golden Belgian waffles and biscuits, world-renowned Belgian chocolate, cheeses, meats and seafood, to one of the hundreds of different types of beer to choose from, there is something for a connoisseur of every persuasion. And after a day of culinary indulgence, enjoy a relaxing walk through the city’s winding streets or follow along the canals – or if you feel up to it, climb the 366 steps to the top of the famous medieval Belfort.


Top restaurants in Bruges

Parkrestaurant   (voted as N° I on tripadvisor on 565 restaurants in Bruges ….wow !!!!)

Minderbroederstraat 1; +32 497 801 872


Phlipstockstraat 45- Bruges (city center)

Bistro Bruut 

Meestraat 9 – Bruges (city center)

Bistro Refter

Molenmeers 2 – Bruges (city center)

Rock-Fort ♥♥

Langestraat 15 – Bruges (city center) ; closed on Saturday and Sunday

Den Heerd

Nieuwe Gentweg 76- Bruges (city center)

Sans Cravate 

Langestraat 155 – 159 -Bruges (city center)

Franco Belge 

Langestraat 109 – Bruges (city center)

Pomperlut ♥♥

Minderbroedersstraat 26 -Bruges (city center), closed on sunday and monday

De Twjfelaar

Eekhoutstraat 24-Bruges (city center), closed on monday and tuesday  (closed 8 until 19 march)


Ezelstraat 21 -Bruges (city center) closed on Sunday & Monday

Hubert Gastrobar

Langestraat 155 – 159, Closed on Sunday & Monday

De Zuidkant

Jacob van Maerlantstraat 6 8340 Damme

Top  Places for Lunch in Bruges


Predikherenstraat 11

Lunchboutique De Belegde Boterham ♥♥

Kleine St. Amandsstraat 5 Closed on sunday

Le Pain Quotidien

Philip Stockstraat 21

Simon Stevinplein 15 (new!)

Brasserie Raymond

Eiermarkt 5, closed on Sundays

Ellis Gourmet Burger

Simon Stevenplein 14


Gistelsesteenweg 520


Top 5 Breakfast in Bruges


Predikherenstraat 11

Le Pain Quotidien

Philip Stockstraat 21

Simon Stevinplein 15 (new!)


Garenmarkt 30; Closed on saturday&sunday and school holidays

Carpe Diem (also online delivery)

Wijngaardstraat 8


Prinsenhof 8

Ontbijt van Achiel 

Achiel van Ackerplein 2

‘t Eekhoetje

Eekhoutstraat 3 (next to apartment Dijver), Closed on thursday


Afternoon high Tea or Coffee in Bruges

De Medici

Geldmuntstraat 9


Vlamingstraat 56, closed monday and tuesday


Muntpoort     8 , closed on sunday and holidays

Carpe Diem

Wijngaardstraat 8


Cheap eats in Bruges

Soup (voted as 14 of 565 on tripadvisor)

Hallestraat 4, Bruges 8000


Dweerstraat 13, Bruges 8000


Predikherenstraat 11, Bruges 8000


Langestraat 93, Bruges 8000 (Lebanese resto)

Cocktail and Winebars in Bruges

Groot Vlaenderen

Vlamingstraat 94 Cocktail bar

Wine Bar Est

Braambergstraat 7

Bar Salon

Langestraat 17


Beers and pubs in Bruges


Park 5 Pub

Brasserie Cambrinus 

Philipstockstraat 19

De Garre

De Garre 1

Brugs Beertje ♥♥

Kemelstraat 5

Café Rose Red

Cordoeanierstraat 16

Le Trappiste

Kuiperstraat 33

Jazz-Blues & Soul in Bruges

Comptoir des Arts

        Vlamingstraat 53

Catering in Bruges


Mallebergplaats 5 Italian

Traiteur Deldycke

Wollestraat 23 Closed on tuesday

Cuisine Tinguett

Wagnerstraat 81, 8310 Assebroek

La Dolce Maremma

Rijselstraat 40, 8200 Brugge ( St Michiels)


Go veggie! in Bruges


Resto Lotus

Wapenmakersstraat 5 – Bruges

Resto Reliva

Goezeputstraat 6 -Bruges

Resto De Bottelier

Sint Jakobsstraat 63 -Bruges

Supermarket Bio Vita

Maalsesteenweg 299 –  8310 Bruges ( Sint Andries )


Katelijnestraat 142-Bruges


A taste of Asia in Bruges..

Chang Thong Thai

Kleine Hoefijzerstraat 3, 8000 Bruges (tripadvisor 4.5/5)


Oostmeers 124

Order a Taxi in Bruges

  • Taxi Snel: +32 50 34 34 69  or +32 478 35 35 35
  • Uber in Bruges is until now not available, only Brussels

Other things we are working on are experiences like bike excursions, guided tours, food and drink tastings, and various classes.

Bike tours in Bruges

Cycling through Bruges with a guide is a must-do for anyone visiting the old city. Bike tours start from the Burg Square which is next to the Market Square.

Bike tours over the cobblestones for 2.5 hours, you will admire the grandness & history of this ancient harbour city (free beer inclused)

Guided tours in Bruges

Explore one of Europe’s most vibrant medieval cities on a 7-hour day trip to Bruges from Brussels. Take a 4-hour guided walking tour on arrival. Take the train across country to discover the architecture and canals of the “Venice of the North.”

Your city guide will take you to see hidden gems known only to locals and discover why Bruges was at the forefront of western art and trade in the Middle Ages.













































































































































































Picasso, Matisse etc in Liège

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The idea for this exhibition came from reading the book 21 rue La Boétie (Grasset) by Anne Sinclair, in which the author tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), one of the great art dealers of the first half of the last century.
The career of this exceptional man, a successful businessman and knowledgeable art lover, the friend and agent of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger, Marie Laurencin, to name but some of the most well-known artists, serves as the guiding theme through a much wider history than his own, one in which he was both actor and victim.
An exhibition on art and civilization, with the legendary gallery of Paul Rosenberg serving as the pivot to 20th century period paintings that combines the history of art, social and political history and the history of mentalities as these unfolded in France, Europe and the United States.
In the exhibition you can see some 60 masterpieces of modern art of which the majority have never been exhibited in Belgium.


La Boverie  Parc de la Boverie, 4020 Liège

Adults : 15€ Group (+20 pers.) and  seniors (65+) : 12€ kids (6-18) and students : 10€
Tuesdays 9:30 – 18:00
Wednesday :  9:30 – 18:00
Thursday :  9:30 – 18:00
Friday :  9:30 – 18:00
Saturday :  10:00 – 18:00
Sunday :  10:00 – 18:00

Category: art, history, museum

Until 29 january 2017

What’s on in Bruges

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Some of the upcoming events in Bruges that make your visit even more worthwhile!

Les Costumés de Venise in Bruges

The Costumes of Venise is an international group of  beautifully costumed men and women bring the atmosphere of the baroque Venice to Bruges. This magic costumed parade takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

On Saturday, January 14th at 17h00, there is also an evening planned on the Dijver along the water with a small fashion show. Visitors and passers-by will be able to enjoy free of charge the beautiful spectacle!

Date:  Saturday 14 January 2017 – Sunday 15 January 2017

Location: Minnewaterpark/ Lake of Love

Christmas Market Bruges

Get into the Holiday spirit on the Christmas Market in Bruges. The mainsquare and the Simon Stevinsquare become a magical maze of booths where you can drink gin (jenever) or hot chocolate and eat pancakes and delicious snacks. In the middle of all the conviviality you can find your inner child on the ice rink with the famous Belfry on the background.

Winter Walk in Bruges

Discover the many different sights of Bruges? Visit the tourist office on ’t Zand or at the Market Square (Historium) and register for a fascinating 2-hour walk with a certified guide. Guided tours in Bruges (Dutch, French or English)

Date: 1st of November to 30th of November 2016

When: every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sundat at 10.30 a.m.

Venue:  the Market Square (Historium) or ’t Zand (In & Out Brugge, Tourist Information Center) )


Shopping Sundays in Bruges

Many shops are open on Sunday, but during Shopping Sundays almost all  shops are open.

Every first Sunday of the month, except for holidays.


Tourist Run Bruges – Guided tour

See some beautiful spots in Bruges with a jogging guide, things you wouldn`t see without this run.

Date: All year
Location: Start is on the Market Square (more information: In & Out Brugge, Tourist Information Center)

Photo Tour Bruges

Discover Bruges with resident travel photographer Andy McSweeney.

Photo-focused city walking tours in  medieval Bruges Belgium, as seen through the eye of resident travel & landscape photographer Andy McSweeney.

This unique tour for Photo Aficionados combines the very best of a walking city tour and a travel photography workshop, made to get you the ultimate shot at an exciting photo moment. Regardless of camera or iphone, skills or style , every tour provides usefull photo tips & custom-made advice that’ll be of use towards better photos after your stay in Bruges.

Andy chooses a route with the best available light and visual appeal, He shares sample photos along with creative and practical tips … getting you the best possible shot.

Date: Upon request
Location: Start at Burg

Bruges during The Great War

Hundred years ago the troops of the German Emperor occupied Bruges for 4 years.

A 2 hours walk through the inner town brings to mind what happened here a century ago.

Date:  until 31th December 2018
Location: Belfry, Marketplace

Bruges Beerfestival 2017

The Bruges Beer Festival will be held on 04 and 5 February, 2017 in Bruges Downtown in a new, as yet mysterious location in honor of the anniversary edition . More information
Date: 04 and 5 February, 2017
Location:  soon

Winter exhibition: Fine art meets interior design

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We’d like to invite you to our Winter Exhibition in our store in Bruges.
With contemporary art of Jean-Marc Louis.
NOCTURNE Thursday 8 december from 18h00
Friday 9 & 16 december
Saturday 10 & 17 december
Sunday 11 & 18 december
from 12h00 – 18h00
About Jean Marc Louis, painter
JM Louis was born in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast in Africa in 1959, where he lived for 25 years.
In 1984 Jean-Marc Louis moved to Brussels and since 2002 he has been living partly in Thailand where he finds inspiration for his art and partly in Brussels.
While growing up in Africa, in his early years as an artist, he founds inspiration in the local colors and tones.
His Thai experience motivated him to use raw materials and recycled products from building sites. His style is made of monochromes where each element found its perfect spot. His work evokes the traditional techniques of oriental calligraphy. His long stay in Africa immersed him into ochre and brown and these colors constitute the background of his paintings. He restores a warm atmosphere that we know from Braque or Miro.
“His work constitutes an absolute contribution to the history of contemporary art. We can feel a huge spirit of freedom, indispensable to the realization of an accomplished artwork. This is a work of great quality that will logically find a main place on the international art market”
Jules Saint-Aubin, Art Critique
About Natalie Haegeman, interior designer
Natalie founded her eponymous design company in 1998 and it has flourished under her vision, gaining international status with a diverse array of award-winning international design and architecture projects, including UNESCO homes and residential hotels.“Every home is different and offers delicious levels of comfort”
Tickets via eventbrite
Katelijnestraat 136 B-8000 Brugge
+32 477.24.24.45
Parking Katelijne (next to Ibis hotel 50m), Katelijnestraat 65, Bruges



Restaurants in Bruges to enjoy good food

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A small walk outside the center but still close to everything. Pastis is a cozy small restaurant located near the historic walls of Bruges,  The picturesque setting is an oasis of Zen in the summer where you can enjoy a cozy terrace. The menu offers a broad choice for everyone.. Would you like to enjoy extensive culinary pampering, choose their monthly menu or tapas menu.

Nearby you can also find an excellent Thai restaurant Chang Thong Thai which a lady chef from North Thailand offering spicey world cuisine.




Speelmansrei 8, 8000 Bruges


Chang Thong Thai

Kleine Hoefijzerstraat 3, 8000 Bruges


Serviced holiday apartments in Bruges

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Our serviced holiday apartments offer a comfortable and stylish place for you and your family to stay for your short break in Bruges, Ghent or Antwerp.


Find and book the perfect Bruges Short Stay Apartments for your  holiday or business trip to Bruges or Ghent.

Let’s talk about vacation rentals, apartment rentals, holiday rentals, flats for rent, and short term rental properties in Bruges.

Our serviced holiday apartments  offer a  comfortable and stylish place for you and your family or friends to stay for your short break in Bruges, Ghent or Antwerp. With easy access to all major landmarks within this historic and vibrant city as well as being close to Marketplace , Belfry and shopping streets, our serviced holiday apartments offer a great base for exploring all that Bruges has to offer. We are based in the exclusive Unesco worldheritage area of the city, close to Gruuthuuse museum, Groeninghe museum,  Cathedral,  Beguinage,…

Travel from Brussels to Bruges in under an hour

Whether you’re based here in Bruges or in nearby Brussels or Ghent; travelling for a convention, extended business trip or researching relocating, we would like to offer you something different. Our serviced apartments offer an easy way of combining business and pleasure.

Looking for vacation rentals, luxury rentals, condo rentals, holiday rentals or short term rentals in Bruges, our  vacation homes will send you straight back to your most romantic days.


Imagine returning from your day to your own space. Setting your own schedule as you unwind, unworried by the outside world. Our apartments offer space, flexibility and supreme comfort, so that you can mix business with pleasure.


The fully equipped kitchen you’ll find in each apartment means you can cook or order food in, or alternatively, enjoy one of the many restaurants on your doorstep. Each apartment has fast WiFi as standard, and our interior design team has taken care to ensure there is a space to work in each apartment, so you can do so on your own terms.


We also offer a truly tailored package, with a maid and linen service only when it’s convenient for you. We understand the importance of privacy, and the need to unwind after a day of work.

Cost Effective

Best of all, this typically comes at a cheaper price than a hotel. On average, our guests save 30% compared to booking with a hotel in the same area. We offer a range of deals for extended lengths of stay, and work to accommodate whatever will make your stay convenient.


You can find a new kind of accommodation: vacation rentals, apartments and guest houses in  Bruges, owned by friendly locals in Bruges

The concept of Serviced Apartments.

Serviced Apartments became the golden mean between furnished apartments, boutique hotels and traditional hotels. They provide furnished accomodation in a residential setting, offering amenities , such as a fully equipped kitchen, living room and workspace, while being operated and serviced professionally ( maintenance, cleaning, towels, laundry,check in etc.).

Due to their pricing model, the rate per night gets lower the longer you stay.

When staying for more than 30 days savings up to 60% compared to hotels with a similar standard.


What to do in bruges?

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Bruges is propably Belgium’s most perfectly preserved medieval town. Its beautiful architecture attracts more than 7 million visitors every year. With its wealth of interesting canals, churches, cathedrals and old architecture Bruges still retains a fragile medieval air. After walking those tiny roads or taking a boat trip on the canals…Bruges will be for many the most delightful of all the cities of Flanders . Because the center of Bruges is small, even those with only a day to spend sightseeing can expect to take away a good idea of all the things to do in Bruges. Must see viewing should definitely include at least the market place with the belfry, the Burg with the Basilica of the Holy Blood and a trip on the canals.

Where is bruges?

You can find Bruges on any map. Cobbled lanes and canals link market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old  almshouses. But do not forget visitin Bruges is like visitin Venice…. there’s a constant crush of tourists in the centre, especially through the summer.There’s a special charm in winter when you can have the magnificent town almost to yourself.

Bruges (Brugge or Brugges in Dutch)

The historic city centre is a famous UNESCO or World Heritage Site . It is relative small and about 430 hectares in size. The city’s total population is 120.00 inhabitans of whom around 20,000 live in the city centre. 

Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Stockholm and Amsterdam ,  Bruges is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Bruges  was once the chief commercial city in the world. Bruges is well known as the seat of the College of Europe, an elite university institute for European studies regarded as “the EU’s own Oxbridge.”

Official website of Bruges with a lot of good info is

Bruges is part of the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium

Where to Stay in Bruges for Sightseeing

Bruges’ medieval town center is easy to explore on bike or even better on foot. The best places to stay are within walking distance of the Markt, the city’s main square, dominated by the massive Halle and Belfry. Other must sees in Bruges include the Burg, home to the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the Groeninghe and Gruuthuse Museum with the old flemish painters like Jan Van Eyck.

  • Luxury Hotels: Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges , Hotel Heritage – Relais & Chateaux,Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce, Kempinski Hotel,
  • Luxury Guesthouses and Guestrooms: White rooms in Bruges
  • Mid-Range Hotels:  Hotel Ter Duinen, Hotel Fevery,Adornes
  • Budget Hotels: Canalview Hotel Ter Reien , Hotel de Goezeput,  Hotel Van Eyck

What language do they speak in bruges?

Flemish (Belgian variant of Dutch), English, German and French. Majority of the population speaks Flemish.
but most people can speak English

What currency do they use in Belgium?

All countries in the Eurozone including Belgium and the Netherlands have the euro as their official currency.

How can you find out the Euro rate for today?

Get live exchange rates for Euro currency to United States Dollar and Check some euro to usd converters like google or

What to do in bruges in one day?

If you are going for Bruges in one day…Bruges is a small city. It will only take you around 60 minutes to walk from one end to the other, making it easy to see all the essentials during a day-trip.  Going for Bruges in one day it will be not enough but better one day than no day.

 What is the best music festival in Belgium?

There are many. Best know of course is Tomorrowland 

This festival is the place for EDM and trance music lover. Tommorowland is an exhibition of music.

see Tomorrowland Belgium 2016 | Official Aftermovie

Another one is Rock Werchter, Belgian annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, since 1976. It is a large sized annual rock music festival.

Bruges or Belgium what to do?

What is there to do in bruges (Belgium)?

Belgium is famous for its chips (frieten), beer, waffles, gingerbread and mussels, , as well as for its rich  gastronomy.  You are likely to find bars and restaurants almost everywhere in Belgian cities as in rural regions.

What language do they speak in bruges (Belgium)?

Belgium is a federal state surrounded by Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. Stretching over some 30.000 km2, Belgium is smaller than many neighboring countries and its population amounts to almost 12 million inhabitants.

Belgium consists of three regions, namely Brussels, Wallonia and the Flemish region. Hence, these regions inhabitants speak different languages: French, German and Dutch.

What is the weather in Bruges?

Bruges has a temperate marine climate. Temperatures in Belgium are quite pleasant in summer, reaching up to 28 °C against 5 °C in winter

 Check here.

Travelling to Bruges with visa or passport?

Before traveling to Bruges, it is best to inquire on all related formalities with the Belgian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Belgium has signed Schengen agreements (European Union), allowing foreigners or tourists to make short stays in the country without visa.

European Union citizens do not require a visa to travel to Belgium. They only have to show their national identity card or a valid passport for a maximum 90 days stay. For short stays up to 3 months you need one of these:

  1. a national identity card
  2. a valid passport
  3. an expired document in the absence of 1 or 2
  4. a residence permit having been issued in another European Union member State.

Non-European Union nationals are required to apply for a visa. Visas are required for all types of stays , whether for tourism, family visits, sports or cultural events, business trips, transit through the Schengen area,…

Citizens of these countries require a visa to enter Belgium:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, PA, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burma, Myanmar, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, North Korea, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Granada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Taiwan, Chad, Thailand, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


What to do in Bruges at night?

coming soon


What to do in Bruges (Belgium) in one day?

coming soon


Upcoming Congresses in Bruges

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Though not hyped nearly as much as Paris, Amsterdam and other major European cities, Bruges offers plenty of unique attractions and arguably the best cuisine in the country. And the city is amazingly affordable: For example, the average cost of a three-course meal is $ 25, less than half the cost in London.

European Brief Therapy Association

European Brief Therapy Association

23 September 2016 – 26 September 2016

Venue(s): Provinciaal Hof

Update in Neuroimaging

Update in Neuroimaging

6 october 2016 – 8 october 2016

Venue(s): Site Oud Sint-Jan


World Textile Services Congress

World Textile Services Congress

5 october 2016 – 8 october 2016

Venue(s): Dukes Palace, Stadshallen, Concertgebouw, Brouwerij Halve Maan, Brugge

Hanzedag 2016 - Its all about innovation

Hanzedag 2016 – It’s all about innovation
10 November 2016 – 10 November 2016

Venue(s): La Brugeoise

Open Belgian Championships Swimming Short Course 2016

Open Belgian Championships Swimming Short Course 2016

12 November 2016 – 13 November 2016

book your room

Venue(s): S&R Olympia

CommOCEAN 2016 - the 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference High-Level Training Cours

CommOCEAN 2016 – the 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference & High-Level Training Cours

6 December 2016 – 8 December 2016

Venue(s): Provinciaal Hof

VIB Conference: ER Stress, Autophagy Immune System in Bruges

VIB Conference: ER Stress, Autophagy & Immune System in Bruges

25 January 2017 – 27 January 2017

Venue(s): Site Oud Sint-Jan

ICEVI 2017

ICEVI 2017

2 July 2017 – 7 July 2017

Venue(s): Sint-Lodewijkscollege

International Skeletal Dysplasia Society 2017

International Skeletal Dysplasia Society 2017

20 September 2017 – 24 September 2017

Venue(s): Site Oud Sint-Jan

Food and Drink Recommendations in Bruges

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Bruges has the highest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants in Belgium – there’s an almost never-ending number of fantastic restaurants to indulge your gastronomic side. Here’s a selection of our favourite food and drink recommendations in Bruges, straight from the local’s mouth!

Michelin star restaurants 

Awarded a Michelin star in 2012 and retained ever since, the chef here offers her take on Asian Fusion cuisine.

De Karmeliet
This three starred restaurant will shut at the end of 2016, so it’s worth catching it whilst you can! Geert Van Hecke remains one of the landmarks in culinary Belgium, he’s known for his real craftsmanship, demonstrating unrivalled respect for the ingredients.

Hertog Jan
This three star restaurant is located in a fully renovated old farm, close to the city of Bruges, where they grow their own fruits and vegetables.  Chef Gert de Mangeleer delivers a  culinary experience of seasonal dishes.

Fine Dining

Den Heerd
A modern restaurant with a delightful garden, this is a good option for both lunch and dinner. Whilst not cheap, it offers excellent value for money.

Stunningly presented food in a beautifully designed restaurant. A lot of thought is put into the experience, and it shows.

Rock Fort
A more contemporary dining experience, loved by trendy locals and tourists alike. The food is nouvelle cuisine in style, but the main reason you go is to see and to be seen.

Afternoon Tea

Hotel Orangerie
Afternoon tea on the canal-side terrace in the summer is a lovely experience. The scones in particular are worth the visit!

Tea-Room de Proeverie
A less formal afternoon tea experience, the speciality here is their hot chocolate. It’s also a good place to try the famous Belgian waffles, with lashings of whipped cream!


Cafe Vlissinghe
The oldest pub in Bruges, it’s been on this site since 1515, hidden in the beautiful historical Saint-Anne quarter.

Books and Brunch
This delightful cafe has walls lined with books that customers are encouraged to peruse and read. Stop for breakfast or lunch, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Sanseveria Bagel Station
For a quick and easy lunch, head to this bagel shop. As well as bagels filled with everything from smoked salmon to nutella, there are quiches and salads for you to enjoy.


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