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Local Attractions in Bruges

Green Park Hotel Brugge is just 15 minutes from the heart of Bruges, making it the perfect location to explore the historic city centre. Ostend airport is located 20 minutes away, which makes Bruges also very accessible for international visitors. As a result, if you walk through the streets of Bruges, you will encounter tourists from all over the world.

Not surprising really. Bruges is world-famous for its beautiful medieval architecture, cobbled streets, historic churches and museums and master chocolatiers. Explore the city on foot using mapped walking routes (many of which are free!), or explore the Bruges canals and see the city from a unique perspective.

Bruges Square

Bruges’ city centre is quite compact, meaning that many of the main attractions are within walking distance of each other. The market is the heart and soul of Bruges and the perfect place to start your exploration. Right off to a good start as the stunning architecture is a must-see for all visitors.


For those in search of the best views of the city, the sights from the Belfry make the 366 steps it takes to reach the top worth it. Listen to the chime of the 47 bells housed within the tower or simply take in the breath-taking views of Bruges.

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Mythical spots are abundant in Bruges and the  Basilica of the Holy Blood is definitely one of them. In fact, this place is said to hold blood of Christ that was brought back from the Crusades. The chapel itself is a true gem thanks to its beautiful interior and stained-glass windows. So it is definitely worth a visit!


Belgian art has a renowned history with some of the finest artists of the 17th and 18th centuries coming from the Flemish region. The Groeningemuseum houses a collection of masterpieces from Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling, a must-see for anyone with an interest in art.


On the Market Square you will find the beautiful Historium. This historical museum takes you on an interactive journey through Bruges in the Golden Age. At the end of your visit, you can enjoy a snack and a drink in the Duvelorium or visit the panorama terrace for a panoramic view of Bruges’ Market Square.


Immerse yourself in the history of cocoa and chocolate at the chocolate museum. You will discover the museum by going on a chocolate search, but you can also take part in workshops to make your own tasty chocolates. Finish your visit to the chocolate museum in the Choco-Jungle Bar where you can enjoy delicious chocolate milk. Even the biggest chocolate addict will walk out of here satisfied.

Legends Free Walking Tour

One of the most popular walking tours of Bruges is The Legends of Brugge Free Walking Tours. Three times a day, a guided tour departs from the Market Square to see some of the most popular landmarks. There is no set price. You pay what you think the tour is worth and there is no need to book places in advance.

Canal Tour

Many visitors consider Bruges the “Venice of the North”. Taking a boat trip along the canals that run through the city offers a unique way of seeing Bruges and its many spectacular buildings.

De Halve Maan Brewery

Belgium is famous for its breweries and its wide variety of beers. The Halve Maan Brewery is one of the most popular tours in the city and for good reason. They run daily tours which are available in English, French and Dutch. For beer connoisseurs, the XL tour offers a chance to try a professional beer tasting experience where you will be given the chance to compare three speciality beers and compare the richness and flavours of each.

We hope you get to see and enjoy as much of the city as possible during your stay with us. The Green Park Hotel Brugge is located just 15 minutes from the centre of the city so it is the perfect base when planning your next trip or weekend getaway should you find yourself short of time.

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