Bruges, Belgium
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Bruges, often referred to as the 'Venice of the North', is a picturesque city in Belgium known for its medieval architecture, winding canals, and cobblestone streets. This charming city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a step back in time with its well-preserved buildings and tranquil canals. Bruges is also famous for its lace, chocolate, and beer, making it a delightful destination for culture and culinary enthusiasts alike.

What to do in Bruges?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bruges. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historical Wonders and Canal Views

Morning

Start your day at the Markt Square, the vibrant heart of Bruges. Climb the Belfry Tower for a panoramic view of the city. Explore the surrounding historical buildings and enjoy a coffee at one of the charming cafes.

Afternoon

Take a guided boat tour along the canals to see Bruges from a different perspective. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, which houses a relic of the Holy Blood brought back from the Crusades.

Evening

Dine at a local restaurant to try some traditional Belgian dishes like mussels and fries, accompanied by a local beer.


Day 2: Art, Culture, and Chocolate

Morning

Visit the Groeningemuseum, which showcases a collection of Flemish and Belgian art, including works by Jan van Eyck and other masters. Afterwards, explore the nearby Gruuthuse Museum, a mansion that displays the city's history and arts.

Afternoon

Stroll through the charming streets and visit some of the famous chocolate shops for a tasting. Participate in a chocolate-making workshop to learn about the process and make your own Belgian chocolates.

Evening

Enjoy a leisurely dinner at a canal-side restaurant, experiencing the magical evening ambiance of Bruges.


Day 3: Lace, Leisure, and Local Brews

Morning

Visit the Lace Centre to learn about Bruges' famous lace-making tradition. Explore the nearby Saint John's Hospital, one of the oldest preserved hospital buildings in Europe, now a museum.

Afternoon

Relax in the Minnewater Park, known as the 'Lake of Love'. This romantic spot is perfect for a leisurely walk or a picnic.

Evening

Conclude your trip with a visit to a local brewery to taste some of the finest Belgian beers. Participate in a brewery tour to learn about the brewing process and the history of beer in Bruges.


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