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TOP 10 Bruges

What you should have seen in Bruges

For those who are in Bruges for the first time or have relatively little time, we have put together a selection of the top 10 Bruges attractions on this page. All sites are located in the old town of Bruges and can be reached within a few minutes walk.



Residence of a Christian medieval community
The Beguinage, officially the "Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde", was founded in the 13th century. It was not until 1930 that the last beguine of Bruges, who had dedicated herself to apostolic poverty in accordance with the precepts of her religious movement, died. Since 1937, the picturesque estate near the Minnewater has been ...


Our Lady's Church
The Gothic Church of Our Lady from the 13th century is located right next to the Gruuthuse Museum in the old town of Bruges. Its outstanding attraction is the sculpture "Madonna and Child" by ...

Bruges belfry

Landmark and highest building in the city
On the edge of the Grote Markt, the central market square of Bruges, the 83-meter-high Belfort (German: Belfry) is not only a beautiful eye-catcher. For an entrance fee of eight euros, you can take advantage of its height and optimal location in the middle of the city for a breathtaking ...

Holy Blood Basilica

Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Basilica of the Holy Blood is one of Bruges' most famous sights. Since the Middle Ages, the oldest building on Burg Square has housed an ampulla that is said to contain the blood of Christ. Since 1291, the relic has been carried through the city every year on Ascension Day ...

The Grote Markt

The cultural and tourist centre of Bruges
Since 958, the Grote Markt has been the centre of life in Bruges. Arguably the most beautiful square in the city, it is not particularly large at one hectare, but there is still plenty to discover.

The old town of Bruges

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000
The beautiful medieval old town is not only the most important sight of Bruges, but since 2000 it has also been protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Town Hall

The City Hall of Bruges
The Stadhuis is part of the Bruggemuseum museum complex, but is also still the active administrative seat of the Bruges city government. Connoisseurs describe the old town hall not only as one of the oldest, but above all as one of the most beautiful town halls in Flanders, which is ...

Saint John’s Hospital (Memling Museum)

Medieval hospital and masterpieces by the Flemish primitive Hans Memling
The Sint-Janshospitaal is one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe. In addition to exhibitions on centuries of nursing with historical medical equipment and tools, it also houses several masterpieces by the famous painter Hans Memling, one of the representatives of the Flemish Primitives.

Groeninge Museum

Important works of the Renaissance
With its world-famous collection of Old Dutch paintings, the Groeninge Museum is one of the tourist highlights of Bruges.
A very special experience is a canal trip through Bruges, past the magnificent facades of the old town. The view from the water is one of the most beautiful perspectives of the city, even if you have to duck your head under some bridges. The canals of Bruges “Reien” is ...

You can find a list of all Bruges attractions here: All attractions and sights in Bruges