Bruges (Brugge) is the capital city of West Flanders (part of the Flemish region in Belgium). It is predominantly Dutch (Flemish colloquially) speaking region. It is also called as the Venice of the North. The historic city center is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It also seats the College of Europe which is an elite institution for European studies. My visit to Bruges is part of my second European trip this year.
So what did I do in Bruges? Check out the photos below:
It all started with a train ride. Of course, I wouldn’t miss having my train selfie. I love the weather in Europe in general. It brings out the glow in my skin. How I wish it’s always like this.
There’s so much to see in Bruges. From museums, to cafe and to Churches. You name it, the city has it!
I had a stopover in Chips&Ice. It’s a Belgian cafe that serves one of the best hot Belgian fries and special waffles.
I started off with Hot Belgian Chocolate. It was so good. I paired it with Lotus Biscoff. It’s the perfect drink for a cold winter day. It did not stop me from having a large serving of Belgian Fries. Did you know that French fries originated in Belgium and not in France?
I then ordered Gaufre de Bruxelles for dessert. I love strawberries so I decided to use that as topping. The waffle is crispy and not oily. It was properly dusted with sugar. I would have wanted it with whipped cream but it’s too much sugar for me!
I visited Sint-Salvatorskathedraal & Schatkamer. It was a very nice Cathedral. I have visited other Churches too but this one stood out the most for me.
There are different Christmas Markets in Brugges. I did some window shopping. Too bad it was raining. I could have explored more.
You can also be a king or queen for a day in Historium Brugge. Who sits in the iron throne? Hmmm… well it’s me!
If you’re adventurous enough, you can also try the Torture Museum Oude Steen.
Just by walking in Bruges, it makes me beam with a huge smile. It’s a very serene place and it’s a perfect place for a date in my opinion. It’s also a good place for families and friends.
Here are some more miscellaneous pictures:
I’ll definitely go back to Bruges. It’s one of my favorite cities in Europe and it’s definitely blog worthy!
Check out my other European related articles:
- My Eatalian Trip
- 1 euro meal at 100 Montaditos Colosseo
- “Fol” in love with popcorn
- Nutella Crepe at Le Chapeau Bistrot
- Authentic Italian Experience at Talea
- Christmas Market in Frankfurt
Till my next European Trip! Watch this space for more updates.
The Tennis Foodie 🙂
81 thoughts on “What to do in Bruges (Brugge)”
I was just wondering if you were going to be the father of dragons as well as all of your other titles. I just couldn’t be sure. Looks like there are a ton of things to do there and I love all of the churches. Although I definitely could not miss out on the hot chocolate or the Belgian waffles.
That was funny! Yes! I can be the Father of Dragons too (Game of Thrones inspired). The hot chocolate was the best on a very cold winter day!
Belfort tower sounds like a cool place to visit. I hope to get to Bruges someday!
I have never been to Bruges but I heard the city is beautiful! and your pictures are too! Would love to visit the place!
Looks like a great place to visit. It’s on my list for sure.
Thanks for the virtual tour! Looks like you had a great time travelling. I also appreciate the fun facts you gave along the way 🙂
Wow! It looks like you had a fabulous European vacation! I love all the images and descriptions. One day I’d love to visit Belgium. Fingers crossed it will happen!
The Brussels waffle looks delicious! I have to visit someday!
Never heard of this place but it looks beautiful. And who wouldn’t want to be king or queen for the day! Haha! I know I wouldn’t mind.
You hooked me at Hot Belgium Chocolate! Looks like such a pretty town
I just love it here! I lived in Belgium for 3 years, and my parents brought me to this town. I didn’t appreciate it fully then, so I hope to go back one day. I miss the waffles!
Such a nice blog post! I can’t wait to visit Belgium!
Do you know I actually had no idea that chips originated in Belgium and not France! I have to say that Belgium waffle looked absolutely delicious!
Great timing! One of our favorite board games is Bruges! And we were just playing it the other day!
Thanks for sharing your trip. I cannot wait to visit Europe.
Great trip, looks like you had a great time. Traveling is always so much fun!
Love everything about this post! It’s a beautiful place.
Bruges has been on my list for forever!! I need to finally make it a priority 😉
Awwww! Thank you for taking us around Brugge with you! Your selfies definitely made me smile they were so cute! I felt like I was right there with you so this was a brilliant post.
Great post! I’ve never heard of Bruges but you made me put it on my top 10 places to visit.
I have been to Brugge and it is one of the best places in Belgium. The city is traditional yet inspiring for any visitor to spend time and learn about the Belgium culture.
Beautiful pictures! I have been wanting to visit there for a while now. I think it is definitely time to add it to my list.
I’ve always wanted to go here! It looks like such a wonderful city to visit.
Brugge is so beautiful! the buildings are just amazing! the craftsmanship is just something amazing. something we can’t find in this day and age!
looks great ! still a place for me to see!
Wow some amazing photos of the churches – looks like a great place to visit! And I didn’t know that about French Fries!
I have never been to Bruges. However the city is beautiful! You captured this city beautifully.
Bruges is at the top of my travel wish list! The food all looks delicious – I am all about the Belgian fries! Thanks for taking me virtually to this great city. Now I have to get there in person!
I really enjoy following every stop of your trip. I love the cafe and the chocolate. You have great pictures. I need to add this to my travel list.
Brugge looks like a lovely city. So many places to visit. And it looks so peaceful. Thank you for sharing this.
I went to Bruges years ago and absolutely loved it. The market square was awesome and we had a horse and carriage ride that was just magical!
What a cute vacay! Every building looks like it has a rich historic background. Would definitely love to visit one day 🙂
I would give anything to visit Belgium! When I do, I’m definitely going to check out Bruges! I love those canals, they are stunning!
Sounds like a successful trip. I would love to try the hot Belgian chocolate. It looks delicious
Thank you for your good wishes Joan, and I want you a lot of success in 2018!
I really enjoyed reading this article. It’s like reading but virtually touring the city ( with the help of the awesome pictures of course ). Looks like a really good place to actually visit. Plus the hot chocolate. Not to mention, the fun facts added along the way. Nice one.
Bruges looks like such a beautiful city! So charming and interesting to visit, love it!
I was just saying to my boyfriend last night how much I wanted to go to Brugge and reading this post has just increased that want! Looks like you had a fab time 🙂
I have never been to Burges bit it seems to be a lovely city to visit.. those pictures are beautiful would love to visit one day ☺️
Really nice pictures. The country is beautiful and I believe all the European countries have a charm of their own. You must have had a great time with lots o things to see and explore.
It looks like you had a wonderful trip. I’ve been there in Burges, I think the year 2016 visited my friends there. and I say Burges is such a wonderful place to visit because of its stunning views and sceneries.
Looks like you had a lot of fun in Brussels! Oh my the Waffels look great! Planning a Europe trip next summer as well, might find myself in Brussel too! Thanks for sharing!
What a lovely trip. You make it charming all the more! Love the Selfies and also agree: chocolate and happiness, you can’t beat that! Good job! 😍
I went to Brugge and Gent in Belgium for Christmas and totally loved it. The lights and food was lovely… especially the chocolates. I went to a place that served the best steaks. Fab holiday
Brugge is on my bucket list. (I know I keep saying this, but really all of Europe is on my bucket list, LOL!) It looks like it was beautiful and you were brave to go in winter! How did you like the train ride? It looks like it was a nice train?
One has to stop for Belgian Hot Chocolate while in the country, right? Your hot chocolate looks so delicious. I want a cup of it even though it’s summer now in the U.S. Haha… The waffle looks delicious, too. If I was there, I would like to order one with Nutella topping. 🙂 While in Belgium, it’s all about chocolate. Theirs are the best!
What a pretty place to walk around and photograph. The hot chocolate looks so yummy, would love to try it out sometime!
That sounds so good! I love a good hot waffle.
fascinating about french fries origin. i wonder why they’re called french fries versus belgium fries. how do the belgium fries compare? Joy
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What a beautiful City. I have never heard of a place like that. I love Sint-Salvatorskathedraal and the museum. I think I have to experience this myself soon.
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What an incredible adventure! The wonderful sights and amazing food makes it worthwhile.
This is look like a great place. i will visit someday. thanks for sharing this article.
Many years ago, I lived in Belgium for some time. Now a lot has changed! But still, this is the perfect place for me! I plan to be there after quarantine! Thanks for sharing!
What a neat trip! You really saw a lot of neat things. Sounds like there is so much to do there.
I’ve seen the movie “In Bruges” and I’m completely mesmerized by the place. You are so lucky to have visited it.
Chocolate, waffles, and beer- those are the food/drink items I think about when I think of Belgium. Bruges has much to offer for foodies, that I am certain.
This makes me want to travel more, outside of our country. Hopefully we can do that next year.
I visited Bruges a long time ago with my mum and it is such a charming place perfect for mooching around the quaint streets and enjoying some moules frites and hot chocolate!
Great Trip!!! I loved your throne picture. I didn’t realize that there was so much to see and do in Brugge. BUT you had me the hot chocolate.
I would love to visit Belgium someday! Burges seems like an awesome place. Those authentic Belgium fries and the Brussels waffle looked amazing!
This looks like a beautiful place to visit. The food looks amazing.
Bruges looks like a beautiful place to visit! And the food looks amazing (I mean, who could possibly say no to those fries! Yum!) The museums and beautiful buildings would be amazing to see in person. Thank you for sharing your trip with us!
I also visited Bruges in winter – but it was less cold than when you were there. However, isn’t it great that all the Belgian classics such as cocoa and waffles are made for cold weather ;-)?
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Belgium seems like such an interesting country. Belgium beers are among the best ones in the world.
That is such a pretty place. I love all the architecture, and the food looks amazing!
Sounds like you managed to get up to quite a bit on your visit. Ha, King or Queen for a day. That sounds like it could be fun!
The food looks delicious! A hot Belgian chocolate is a must for me to try!
Very informative. I’ve never considered Bruges as a place to visit but I just might now once we’re allowed to travel freely again.
This is interesting what you can do in there, how does it feel to be queen in there.
Sounds like an interesting place to explore. I’ve never been here before – it looks so cold in the winter!
This is on my list to visit this summer. I can’t wait! Looks beautiful!
What a great trip
I bet the photos don’t do it justice. The buildings look so beautiful.
What a great trip you had. I’d love to visit the place too. Their buildings look amazing. I’d take thousands of photos when I get here
Bruges sounds to be a great place to visit. We would definitely consider this on our next Eu/UK trip! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!
Hhhhmmm….alright then! Brugge looks super organised and intimate! I love it. And I must try those fries!
Such articles make me sad and excited at the same time. Really liked the places you have visited.
This looks like such a great place to visit! I’ve never thought about Bruges as a place to visit, but I’m bookmarking it now!
Looks lke a very cool place to visit
Been planning to visit here but haven’t pushed through yet. Definitely a great place to explore. Will take note of this so I can make this as a reference. Thank you!
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