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City break in Brugge. Active leisure ideas for Brugge - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Canal Boating on the canals of the city remains one of the most favorite pastimes for both visitors and locals. During such ride you will be able not only enjoy the beautiful scenery, but also learn about the history of the city. Cycling is a no less attractive option for wonderful pastime. You will find large number of bike rental offices in Bruges. As a rule, they are located near popular hotels of the city. Fans of more unusual entertainments are advised to make a ride around the city on a horse-drawn carriage. A walk along stone streets and elegant squares will be a real journey into the past.
Die Swaene is located on a pebble pavement near a picturesque canal. The hotel is surrounded by historic buildings that only add to the heritage of the area. The main hall of Die Swaene has … Open
Bruges will be surely liked by nightlife lovers and people who enjoy entertainments. B-in is considered one of the most popular nightclubs of the city. It is located on Mariastraat Street. A cozy bar with the same name is located next to the night club. It offers to visitors a huge selection of exotic cocktails, beer and branded snacks. The Cactus club will definitely attract lovers of various musical styles. On evenings, numerous dancing enthusiasts move their feet to the club. Several times a week experienced dancers organize here different classes for beginners. Finally, if you are tired of loud music and want some rest, a cozy bar is at your service.
During your walk in the shops make sure you don’t forget to buy traditional souvenirs - fine lace and chocolate. Steenstraat, Mariastraat and Simon Stevinplein are best places for shopping. Here visitors will find widest choice of boutiques and shopping pavilions. "Rococo" is considered the best lace store of the city, so no female will be able to leave this place without buying a memorable gift. «The Chocolate Line» is the best place to go if your aim is best chocolate. At a glance it may resemble a boutique or a jewelry shop - sweets are laid out on beautiful display cases with lighting. The air in «The Chocolate Line» is soaked in the enchanting aroma of chocolate, which captivates from the first minute. Another popular "souvenir" that travelers love to buy is, without a doubt, cheese. In a shopping pavilion named «Diksmuids Boterhuis» you will find more than three hundred varieties of cheese that is produced in local factories. There is also a real gourmet cheese, imported from Switzerland, France and England. Copyright
Spectacular De Orangerie Hotel is located in a unique historic mansion, the history of which starts yet in the 15th century. Initially, a monastery stood on the site of the mansion, in 1873 … Open
In a tiny city of Bruges, there are many interesting ways to spend time with pleasure. If you consider yourself an active traveller, then the variety of entertainments will brighten your day and leave joyful emotions. For example, amazing opportunity to explore the city and see it from with a bird's eye view is to make the most real tourist feat – to rise on top of a watchtower. Here you will be astonished by the look at the city from the height of 107 meters. Those who are not scared of height and really have the desire to visit this amazing observation deck should take into consideration that you will need to walk upstairs which contains 366 abrupt steps. The award for this heavy walk is worth it – a smart view of the city.
Belfort If you would rather have a smooth walk along the streets than abrupt rise up then you must discover the narrowest street in whole Bruges. This street has the strangest name you have ever heard - Blinde Ezelstraat, in English it means The Street of Blind Donkey. Just because of its name you must check it! The best time to see it is during morning hours. The reason is simple, during the morning the street is empty and you can make a lot of great photos. The most exciting and unforgettable way to discover the small city of Bruges is to take the flight on the balloon. Bruges Ballooning service provides these astonishing adventures that will not leave you with a bunch of emotions. The price of the tour is about 180 euros. You can choose and book the tour independently by visiting the official website or join some tourist companies.
Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Hotel had been a popular hotel before the famous movie “In Bruges” came out. Nowadays, one needs to book rooms in advance to be able to stay there. The wood … Open
If you are a great fan of an active recreation than you should pay attention to Boudewijn Seapark amusement park. It is located in several kilometres from Bruges and is the only park in the country which includes a dolphinarium. Boudewijn Seapark works from April to October, the dolphinarium works all the year round. It is possible to visit it even in the winter. The visiting hours are the following: from 10 till 18-00. The cost of tickets varies from 9 to 23 euros, depending on the age of the visitor. The most notable attraction you can find in the park is the Springride. This attraction allows children, whose height is above one meter. Here you will be able to feel a free fall from the height of seven meters. For children, the so-called Bobo attraction will be especially interesting. In fact, it is more than ten attractions under the same roof placed on the area of 2500 square meters.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Brugge and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Brugge
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 64 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 84.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 88.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Avesnois' , 126.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Brugge
♥   Amusement park 'Boudewijn Seapark' Bruges, 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mini Mundi' Middelburg, 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bellewaerde' Ypres, 44.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsaland De Panne' Adinkerke-De Panne, 46 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Deltapark Neeltje Jans' vrouwenpolder, 58.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Brugge
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' De Haan, 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Plopsaqua De Panne' , 46 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 85.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Brugge
♥   Restaurant 'Den Gouden Karpel' Brugge. Type - Seafood. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Brasserie Raymond' Brugge. Type - Home cooking|Traditional cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Mystique' Brugge. Type - Creative. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Mangerie' Brugge. Type - World cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Den Dyver' Brugge. Type - Classic French. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Brugge from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Oudenaarde Town Hall

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
A small square is located next to the town hall. It is considered the busiest place in the city. A small market is open here all year round. You can buy the most popular local products and souvenirs here. Shops and restaurants are located in the historic buildings next to the town hall. Their tables are set on outdoor terraces in the warm season. It is convenient to admire the Gothic building from here. … Read further


From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
Many excursions begin from the Markt Square. Several historical objects are situated right near it. For example: the guard tower Belfort. It’s 83 meters high and dated from 1240 year. The town is also known thanks to its cultural centers. There has placed the world-known Groeninge museum, which has an extensive collection of medieval and early modern art, including the notable collection of Flemish Primitives. This museum was established in the 18th century. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Brugge - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Brugge - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Brugge?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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