Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Bruges, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 3.4 km
Ascend 44 m
Descend 45 m

Experience Bruges in Belgium in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BrugesIndividual Sights in Bruges

Sight 1: Archeologische site van de Sint-Donaaskathedraal

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Archeologische site van de Sint-Donaaskathedraal

St. Donatian's Cathedral was a Roman Catholic cathedral in Bruges, Belgium. Located on the Burg, one of the main squares in the city, it was the largest church in Bruges. The cathedral was destroyed in 1799 in the wake of the dissolution of the Diocese of Bruges during the aftermath of the French Revolution.

Wikipedia: St. Donatian's Cathedral (EN), Heritage Website

110 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Blinde-Ezelstraat

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The Blinde-Ezelstraat is a street in the heart of the historic center of Bruges.

Wikipedia: Blinde-Ezelstraat (NL)

13 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Oude Civiele Griffie

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Oude Civiele GriffieDennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Old Civil Registry is one of the oldest Renaissance buildings in Flanders. It is located on Burg Square in Bruges, between the Manor of the Franc of Bruges and the City Hall.

Wikipedia: Old Civil Registry (EN)

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: City Hall

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The City Hall of Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium, is a landmark building and the seat of that city. Built in a late-Gothic monumental style between 1376 and 1421, it is one of the oldest city halls in the former Burgundian Netherlands. It is located on Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges.

Wikipedia: Bruges City Hall (EN), Heritage Website

26 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Basilica of the Holy Blood

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The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a Roman Catholic basilica in Bruges, Belgium. The church houses a relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders. Built between 1134 and 1157 as the chapel of the Count of Flanders, it was promoted to a minor basilica in 1923.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Holy Blood (EN), Website, Heritage Website

202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Belfry

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The Belfry of Bruges is a medieval bell tower in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other dangers.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Bruges (EN), Heritage Website

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Provinciaal Hof

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Provinciaal HofDennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Provinciaal Hof is a neo-Gothic building on the Markt in Bruges, Belgium. It is the former meeting place for the Provincial Government of West Flanders.

Wikipedia: Provinciaal Hof (EN), Heritage Website

83 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Historium

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The Historium is a cultural-historical attraction on the Grote Markt in Bruges. On the basis of various experiences, one can see how Bruges was vibrant during the Golden Age at the time of Jan van Eyck. It also includes a Duvel café with free access, a virtual reality experience, a terrace with panoramic views, a Gothic tower and a department of the municipal tourist office.

Wikipedia: Historium (NL), Url, Heritage Website

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Eiermarkt

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The Eiermarkt is a small square in Bruges.

Wikipedia: Eiermarkt (NL)

582 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Sleutelbrug

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The Sleutelbrug is a bridge over the Speelmansrei in Bruges in the province of West Flanders. The current bridge is made of stone built in 1331 and has three arches. The bridge is located between the Wulfhagestraat and the Beenhouwersstraat.

Wikipedia: Sleutelbrug (Brugge) (NL), Heritage Website

14 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Speelmanskapel

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The Speelmanskapel is a Gothic chapel in the center of the Belgian city of Bruges, located along the Speelmansrei, with entrance along the Beenhouwersstraat.

Wikipedia: Speelmanskapel (NL), Heritage Website

575 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: Concertgebouw

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Concertgebouw Wikifalcon / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Concertgebouw is a cultural centre in Bruges, Belgium. Located at 't Zand, it was completed in 2002 when Bruges was European Capital of Culture, designed by Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem.

Wikipedia: Concertgebouw, Bruges (EN)

593 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 13: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Blindekenskapel

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The Chapel of Our Lady of the Blind on the Kreupelenstraat in Bruges was founded, according to tradition, after a promise made in the aftermath of the Battle of Pevelenberg that a 36-pound candle would be brought to Our Lady of the Pottery every year. This promise was made by the remaining husbands and mothers if their loved ones would return from the battle in one piece.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Blindekenskapel (NL)

186 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Godshuizen Van Der Meulen

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Van der Meulen is the name of several almshouses in Bruges.

Wikipedia: Vander Meulen (godshuizen) (NL)

456 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Boeverievest

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The Buiten Boeverievest is a street in Bruges, Belgium, which is part of the second medieval moat.

Wikipedia: Buiten Boeverievest (NL)

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Smedenpoort

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The Smedenpoort is one of the four remaining city gates of Bruges. The first gate dates from 1297-1299, but was rebuilt in 1367-1368 by the master masons Jan Slabbaert and Mathias Saghen. Later, it was rebuilt a few times. Characteristic of this gate is that, just like the Donkey Gate, it is completely surrounded by water.

Wikipedia: Smedenpoort (NL), Heritage Website


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