Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Bruges, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 6.2 km
Ascend 74 m
Descend 77 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: Sint-Magdalena en Sint-Catharinakerk

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Sint-Magdalena en Sint-Catharinakerk Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Magdalene's Church is a nineteenth-century parish church in Bruges, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Heilige Magdalenakerk (Brugge) (NL), Heritage Website

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

419 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Heilige Familiekerk

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The Holy Family Church is located in the Bilkske in the Langestraatkwartier, in the city center of Bruges.

Wikipedia: Heilige Familiekerk (Brugge) (NL), Heritage Website

586 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: 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 5: 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)

49 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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 7: 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

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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 9: 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 10: Eiermarkt

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The Eiermarkt is a small square in Bruges.

Wikipedia: Eiermarkt (NL)

207 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: 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

475 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: Hof Arents

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The Arentshof in the Belgian city of Bruges is a garden, leaving the Arentshuis.

Wikipedia: Arentshof (NL), Website

561 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 13: 't Zand

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't Zand Niels Vertongen / Copyrighted free use

't Zand is a square and neighbourhood in the centre of Bruges. The square is the largest in the city and is tunnelled by the R30 ring road. There is also a large parking garage underneath the square that can accommodate almost 1900 cars.

Wikipedia: 't Zand (Brugge) (NL), Heritage Website

483 meters / 6 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)

646 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

491 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: Poertorenpark

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The Poertorenpark is a park in Bruges, Belgium. It is located along the Begijnenvest at the foot of the late 14th-century Poer Tower.

Wikipedia: Poertorenpark (NL)

351 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: 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


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