Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Bruges, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 5.2 km
Ascend 65 m
Descend 71 m

Explore Bruges in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in BrugesIndividual Sights in Bruges

Sight 1: Godshuis De Moor

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De Moor is a series of almshouses in the Boeveriestraat in Bruges.

Wikipedia: Godshuis De Moor (NL)

59 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Dienstencentrum Van Volden

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Van Volden is a seventeenth-century foundation in Bruges.

Wikipedia: Godshuis Van Volden (NL), Website, Heritage Website

248 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Oud Waterhuis

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The Waterhuis consists of two buildings, located opposite each other between the Boeveriepoort and the Smedenpoort on the fortifications of Bruges. The old water house is located along the Hendrik Consciencelaan, near the Fonteinstraat. The new water house is located along the Buiten Boeverievest, on the other bank of the inner moat.

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

131 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

617 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

317 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Koning Albert I-park

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The Koning Albertpark is a city park in the Belgian city of Bruges. It is located south of the large square of 't Zand.

Wikipedia: Koning Albertpark (Brugge) (NL)

464 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Begijnvest

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Begijnvest Prashanthns / GFDL 1.2

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

Wikipedia: Begijnenvest (Brugge) (NL)

496 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Poertoren

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The Poertoren is a tower on the Begijnenvest in Bruges, Belgium. Since 1477, the tower has been the city's storage place for gunpowder and owes its name to the West Flemish word for gunpowder: poer. The 18-metre-high tower has a diameter of 8 metres; The walls are about 1.3 meters thick.

Wikipedia: Poertoren (NL), Heritage Website

321 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Begijnhof Ten Wijngaerde

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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde is the only preserved beguinage in the Belgian city of Bruges. There are no more Beguines living there, but since 1927 it has functioned as a convent for Benedictines, founded by canon Hoornaert. In the same year the houses at the west side were also reshaped and enlarged into the Monasterium De Wijngaard, a priory of Benedictine nuns.

Wikipedia: Ten Wijngaerde (Begijnhof Brugge) (EN), Heritage Website

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Maurits Sabbe

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Maurits Sabbe

Maurits Sabbe, born Maurice Charles Marie Guillaume Sabbe, was a Flemish man of letters and educator who became curator of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Maurits Sabbe (EN)

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Minnewaterpark

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The Minnewaterpark is a city park in the south of the historic city centre of Bruges, adjacent to the historic water surface, called Minnewater.

Wikipedia: Minnewaterpark (NL)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Katelijnevest

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Katelijnevest Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Katelijnevest is a promenade and street in Bruges, part of the second medieval moat.

Wikipedia: Katelijnevest (NL)

414 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Gentpoortvest

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Gentpoortvest Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Gentpoortvest is a street in Bruges, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Gentpoortvest (NL)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Gentpoortvest Watertoren

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This (incomplete) list shows an overview of water towers in the province of West Flanders.

Wikipedia: Lijst van watertorens in West-Vlaanderen (NL)

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Gentpoort

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The Ghent Gate is one of the four remaining Bruges city gates.

Wikipedia: Gentpoort (NL), Website, Heritage Website

462 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: Koningin Astridpark

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The Koningin Astridpark is a park in the centre of Bruges.

Wikipedia: Koningin Astridpark (Brugge) (NL)

419 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Marieke

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Marieke is a 1988 statue in Bruges, Belgium, designed by Jef Claerhout. It is a homage to Jacques Brel's famous song Marieke.

Wikipedia: Marieke (statue) (EN)

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: Kazernevest

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The Kazernevest is a promenade and a street in Bruges, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Kazernevest (NL)


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