Bruges - better known as 'the Venice of the North' has a lot to offer for a city trip. Next to all of the typical tourist attractions there are also a lot of hidden spots and things to do in the city. We guide you through the city with some inside information from our hotel staff.
Discovering a city by foot is the perfect way to really get to know a city. By walking around you will bump into places you would never have found when travelling around the city with public transport. The walking route from the Davidsfonds is a real must-try.
The trail starts at the central station where you start walking towards Oostmeers and the Wevershof. Here you are entering a peaceful oasis in the busy city with beautiful whitewashed almshouses, typical of Bruges. You continue to walk along the route via the impressive garden of Gruuthuse, the market square and the Jan Van Eyckplein. Thursty from all this walking? Pay a visit to the oldest bar of Bruges: Café Vlissinghe.
You don't pass along The Begijnhof ten Wijngaerde at your walking route but it is definitely worth a small detour. When you leave from the Minnewaterpark you can enter the Begijnhof through a small brigde & a gate. You can admire the whitewashed almshouses, a park and a beautiful Gothic church. For a moment you may think you are in a fairtytale and not in Bruges anymore.
There are many restaurants & bars in Bruges but when looking for an original spot in Bruges you should definitely go to Books & Bruges. Reading while you eat? Then Books & Bruges is the place to be - a real dream for all book lovers. Not that fond of reading? Just enjoy the beautiful interior and delicious food!
Not that into walking? You can also choose to explore Bruges by bike. No bike of your own? No problem, there are several possibilities to rent a bike in the city.
The most original way to explore Bruges? That would be with a city game! There are several GPS city games who show you certain parts of Bruges by solving a mystery or a puzzle. Geochallenge and iChallenge are 2 GPS games that are highly recommended. More into a search game? Then KRC and 7CQ are worth a try. Have fun!
Can't wait to come and explore all these hidden spots in Bruges? Book your stay now with us for an amazing night's sleep after an active day in the city.