Discover Bruges – one of the most captivating cities in Belgium – on this day trip from Amsterdam. After traveling to Bruges by coach, you will receive a brief overview of city sights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, enjoy 5 full hours exploring the churches, canals and lace shops of Bruges on your own. See the Begijnhof, the city gates and the eye-catching windmills. And indulge in some delicious Belgian chocolates on your ride back to Amsterdam!
Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (from Brugge aan zee meaning “Bruges on Sea”, Wikipedia). The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
Board your comfortable coach in central Amsterdam and travel 3.5 hours to the small, enchanting city of Bruges in Belgium. With its cobblestone streets, canals and many festivals, Bruges overflows with charm.
After getting an overview of the city from your guide, set out to explore Bruges on your own. Tour the serene Begijnhof – a group of white houses once housing single and widowed women and now run by Benedictine nuns. Visit the Heilig-Bloedbasiliek, a church that holds a vial of Christ’s blood. Or marvel at the artistic masterpieces at the Groeninge museum, which displays paintings dating back to the 14th century.
Admire the architectural beauty of the buildings in bustling Markt and Burg squares and watch fascinating lace-making demonstrations at the Kantcentrum. Or simply stroll the streets of Bruges and cruise its canals, soaking up the warm, friendly atmosphere of this lovely Belgian city. If desired, you can also enjoy a 1-hour guided walking tour of the city.
After 5 hours of discovering Bruges at your leisure, travel by coach back to Amsterdam.