Welcome to Time Out


The ultimate guide to Bruges


The best of Bruges

11 fun things to do in Bruges

Belgium boasts beautiful architecture, charming locals, great beer and delicious chocolate—and, thanks to the Eurotunnel, it’s magnificently easy to get to the many things to do in Bruges. After all, Bruges (Brugge to the Belgians) is the country's crown jewel. While a relatively small city, it is packed with great restaurants, fascinating attractions, a variety of fun things to do and more charm and allure than many more popular European destinations. As Ralph Fiennes put it so eloquently in the Hollywood blockbuster In Bruges: "How’s a fairytale town not somebody’s f****** thing? How can all those canals and bridges and cobbled streets and those churches, all those beautiful f****** fairytale stuff, how can that not be somebody’s f****** thing?" Agreed. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.