Highlights of this tour
- Market Square
- The statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck
- The Belfry
- The city hall
This is the perfect tour for chocolate and beer lovers. Discover historical Bruges: a romantic medieval city with a fairytale-like architecture, chocolatiers everywhere, and many bars with special craft beers. Moreover, due to its canals, many bridges, and small streets, it feels like you are in ancient times for a while.
During this Historical walking tour/rolling through Bruges, you see the main highlights of this very charming city. Bruges has many historical buildings, squares, and monuments from before the first and second world wars. The center of Bruges is partly pedestrianized, and just like the old days, you still see many horses galloping through the streets. With this tour, you stroll along the Market Square, the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, the Belfry, the City Hall, the Begijnhof, and more.
Your tour starts with a visit to the Market Square, where you see some famous historical highlights. Furthermore, around the square, you see colorful houses with beautiful classical facades. This square has a central part in daily life in Bruges. It is the square where everything happens since 958. Initially, it was an important place for market vendors, because they sell their goods at the daily market. Today, the Market Square is the center for tourism, where you find many restaurants, cafés with a vast assortment of crafts Belgium beers, chocolatiers and souvenir shops. All built in a beautiful architectural style.
In the center of the market, you see the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter De Coninck. They are two local heroes from the 13th century who played a major role in the Flemish resistance against the French king. And last but not least, Market Square is also the home base of the Belfry, a medieval tower with 47 bells.
Your historical walking tour through Bruges continues with a visit to the City Hall, located on Burg square. The building is built between 1376 and 1421 and has a beautifully carved façade. Today, the City Hall is still the beating political heart of Bruges.
You continue towards the Begijnhof, one of the quietest and most beautiful places in Bruges. On this courtyard, you find a gothic church, thirty small houses, and a monastery garden. Moreover, when you are walking/rolling along the white-painted facades and the monastery garden, it feels as if you go back in time.
This tour is very flexible. It is possible to include extra stops, visit little café’s, or enjoy a chocolate or beer tasting. Therefore, the duration of the tour depends on your wishes and requirements, as well as your time in port.
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