A trip to Bruges should be a trip on everyone’s bucket list to visit, especially during the Winter season. From unique shopping, spectacular, medieval architecture, Christmas markets and dazzling fairy lights around the buildings, it is a fantastic place to visit. Avoid the crowds and heat of the summer months and visit when the air is cool and crisp in winter. If you’re lucky you might even see Bruges with a dusting of snow. Here are some of the many stunning things to see in Bruges in Wintertime.
Bruges makes for a charming Christmas break and the markets and festive style do not disappoint. All along the Markt Square you will find endless wooden chalets filled with unique gems with gifts, mulled wine, freshly baked waffles and better yet, a spectacular ice rink. The Belfry and Bell tower
surrounds the square, here you can climb the 366 steps to gaze upon the beautiful wonderland square below. A beautiful Christmas scene, twinkle lights will glimmer in the evenings and the building is a beautiful scene at night.
Charming Carriage Ride
The city of Bruges offers horse-drawn carriage tours but there is something truly festive and magical about taking a carriage ride in the winter season. Here you will be taken through the town under the Christmas lights and through the Christmas markets as you bundle up in your Winter coats and wrapped yourself around the blankets kindly provided for you. Enjoy winding cobblestone roads, ancient bridges, the Bruges canals, majestic and cosy squares and much more while your guide gives you some information and tips about our picturesque city.
The Lake of Love
The ideal for a romantic date, Minnewaterpark
, is one of Bruges’ most romantic pots in the town. Take a winter Stoll along the winter scenery and reach Minnewater, best known as ‘The Lake of Love’ and walk across the Minnewater Bridge, also referred to as ‘Lovers Bridge’. The story of the bridge comes from the legend of Minna, who died in the arms of the man she fell deeply in love with. It has now been said that if you walk over the bridge and kiss your significant other, your love will last forever. This park is tucked neatly away from the hustle and bustle of the town, so is the perfect romantic spot to visit.
Bruges is famous for many things -our rich cultural history, the intricate architecture and design, the beautiful views and a vast array of Belgian beers. However, it wouldn’t be winter in Bruges without trying some of our most famous produce, delicious Belgian Chocolate. Bruges is a chocolate lover’s paradise. While exploring the busy city, stop in one of the many chocolate shops for a taste and some treats to bring home. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate like you’ve never experienced before in The Chocolate Café and warm yourself up while you explore.
Accommodation in Bruges
Christmas is such a busy time in Bruges, so hotels are in high demand. City centre hotels are usually more expensive too. Green Park Bruges is located on the edge of the city and offers you great value accommodation with a short commute to and from the centre of Bruges. Our spacious, modern hotel rooms are ideal to rest up before a long day of exploring or warming up after a day in the city. Our Brasserie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in stylish surroundings and we recommend sampling a selection of our Belgian beers before bed. Book our best available rates and exclusive special offers
when you make your book on our official website or by contacting our friendly team.