The Ultimate Amsterdam To Bruges Day Trip 2024
About Amsterdam To Bruges Day Trip
Experience an incredible day trip from Amsterdam and venture into the enchanting medieval city of Bruges. Delve into the world of chocolate, glide through the tranquil canals, and unravel the intricate art of lace-making. Immerse yourself in the romantic legend surrounding the picturesque Lake of Love and witness the impressive relic housed in the Basilica of the Holy Blood.
Amsterdam To Bruges Day Trip
Escape Amsterdam for a day and discover the captivating city of Bruges, renowned as the capital of chocolate and canals. Lose yourself in the enchanting cobbled streets and scenic canals while immersing yourself in the city’s romantic ambiance.
Start the tour from Amsterdam, cross the Dutch border, and enjoy the scenic views of the Belgian countryside as you reach the West Flanders province. Enjoy a guided driving tour of the city center and indulge in the rich history and culture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized as an exceptional example of a medieval European town.
Discover the extraordinary beauty of Market Square and get awe-struck by the spectacular historic buildings surrounding this bustling central square. The Belfry of Bruges, approximately 83 meters tall, is definitely the most prominent landmark on the square. This medieval tower invites you to climb its steps and revel in the panoramic view from the top. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the square and take your taste buds on a sensory delight as you dive into the magnificent realm of chocolate.
Stroll through Burg Square and revel in the striking example of Gothic and Renaissance architecture of the magnificent Stadhuis, one of Belgium’s oldest city halls. Experience the spiritual significance of the relic kept in the Basilica of the Holy Blood and marvel at the Madonna of Bruges, a Michelangelo’s sculpture of the Madonna and Child housed in the Church of Our Lady.
Savor the moments as you leisurely discover the delights of Bruges on foot, embracing its fairytale-like atmosphere. Glide along the tranquil canals on a boat ride and admire the charming bridges and elegant facades of the historic buildings that line the banks. Alternatively, hop aboard horse-drawn carriages and traverse the charming cobbled streets, relishing the nostalgic charm of this medieval city.
Learn the rich history of one of the wealthiest cities in Europe during the Middle Ages and immerse yourself in the lace-making tradition. Visit lace workshops and appreciate the delicate craftsmanship put into these intricate pieces of art.
Unravel the romantic legend as you wander toward the enchanting Lake of Love and soak in the lake’s serene beauty, surrounded by lush greenery and blooming flowers. The tale promises eternal love to the couples that cross the lake’s bridge holding hands. Create your own romantic memories in this idyllic setting and take the tranquility back with you to Amsterdam.
- Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
- Professional live tour guide
- Map of Bruges
- Free time
- 1-hour guided walking tour (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Passport or ID card
- Clothes suitable for the weather
- Comfortable shoes
- People in wheelchairs
- People with mobility impairments
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Meet your guide at De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner’s office in the IJ hall of Central Station. The office is located in the back right corner of the building. Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.
Step into a world of enchantment as you explore the medieval city nestled in the West Flanders province of Belgium. Let a guided bus tour of the city center lead you to the iconic landmarks, each boasting exquisite architecture.
Admire picturesque cobblestone streets and charming canals that earned Bruges the nickname The Venice of the North. Treat yourself to a divine chocolate experience as you enjoy the premium ingredients and traditional production methods that are a source of local pride.
Engage in a fascinating guided walking tour and delve into the intriguing history of prominent churches like the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Church of Our Lady. Behold the mesmerizing artwork gracing their walls and marvel at the significant relics and sculptures they preserve. Gain a deeper understanding of this extraordinary medieval city’s complex history and cultural significance.
Roam the city center, cruise along the tranquil canals on a boat tour, or treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming streets of Bruges. Uncover the legend surrounding the ethereal Lake of Love and immerse yourself in its romantic ambiance.
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Discover the capital of the West Flanders province in Belgium!
FAQ – Amsterdam to Bruges day trip
Is Bruges good for a day trip?Yes, Bruges is a charming and compact town, making it an excellent destination for a day trip. Its well-preserved timeless architecture offers a glimpse of the medieval era. It’s small, making it easy to explore all the major landmarks on foot, with a boat ride through the canals, or with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the picturesque streets of Bruges. To maximize your time in Bruges, consider joining an organized tour to ensure you don’t miss any of the city’s highlights.
Can you visit Bruges from Amsterdam?Bruges is a fantastic choice for a tour from Amsterdam. Although it’s situated in Belgium, it is easily reachable from Amsterdam, making it a popular day trip. There are different transportation options available for this route. Still, if you prefer a seamless and more structured experience, you can opt for a guided day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. This way, you can fully experience the capital of chocolate and canals while enjoying a stress-free journey.
What is the most beautiful part of Bruges?The city of Bruges is known for its picturesque allure, but few areas stand out for their spectacular scenery. The Market Square is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful squares, while the Burg Square features plenty of impressive architecture. Rozenhoedkaai is a postcard-perfect spot near the canals, while the Lake of Love or Minnewater is a fairytale-like lake with the most romantic vibe. While beauty is subjective, any of these locations in Bruges is bound to leave visitors speechless.
What other day trips from Amsterdam can you take?Immerse yourself in the Dutch heritage and discover beautifully preserved working windmills in the Zaanse Schans. During spring, venture to Keukenhof and be enchanted by the vibrant colors of blooming tulips. Have an entirely car-free experience with a day trip to Giethoorn and explore the charming village full of canals and picturesque bridges. Travel beyond Dutch borders and visit Cologne, where you can indulge in the local beer tradition and experience the vibrant cultural town in Germany. Amsterdam is a great location to make day trips from; no matter what tour you choose, good times are inevitable.
Good to know before you go
- Remember you’ll spend a few hours traveling to Belgium.
- An optional guided walking tour is available.
- The trip is free of charge for children up to three years (if they don’t occupy their own seat).
- Children’s tickets are for those aged 4-13 years.
- Remember to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a moderate amount of walking.
- You need to have a valid ID card or passport with you.
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I enjoyed this tour from Amsterdam very much! Our fantastic guide provided laughs and great information throughout the trip, adding value to the experience. I loved the walking tour as it gave me many interesting facts about Belgian history and culture. I highly recommend it!
We loved the organization and storytelling throughout the tour. The guide was incredibly helpful and informative, keeping the entire group engaged in the story. Very interactive and exciting; we learned a lot about Belgium. The highlight of our trip was definitely - chocolate, I bought so many to bring home as a souvenir that I felt a bit embarrassed, but it’s so good! The view of the Lake of Love is incredible. We highly recommend visiting!
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