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Bruges travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 4-17 °C

There is always a chance of rain in Bruges, but that doesn't mean you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. Visit in the spring for the least chance of rain, or come in the summer, when temperatures climb to the low -20s (°C). Rainfall picks up during the autumn, but highs of 18 (°C) make up for the occasional showers. While winter is cool, crisp climate offers the perfect conditions for cosying up in the cafes.

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BRUGES IS BEST FOR...

Couples: Bruges’ quaint cobbled lanes and picturesque canals provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic stroll.

History Hunters: Immerse yourself in Bruges’ rich past with a visit to the historic centre and the Markt.

Scenery Lovers: From medieval buildings and dreamy canals, to cobblestone streets bustling with horse-drawn carriages, Bruges is bursting with poetic scenery.

FAST FACTS

Language: The languages spoken in Bruges are Flemish and English.

Currency: The currency used in Bruges is Euro.

Local time: Bruges is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Brussels Airport (BRU), is approximately 66 miles from central Bruges. Ostend-Bruges International Airport (OST) is approximately 16 miles from the city centre of Bruges.

Flight time from UK: Approx 1 hour.

Tourist information: Further Bruges tourist information can be found at www.brugge.be.

Visa and health: Before your holiday to Bruges visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/belgium for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

 

GETTING AROUND

By foot: There isn’t a better way to experience all the sights of Bruges than walking around the city. Use the Belfry Tower to help with navigation. 

Hire a bike: Cycling is very safe in Bruges. Hire a bike to explore the outskirts of the city.

By bus: Buses to most of the central locations can be found outside the train station.

By Taxi: Taxi stands are located on the Markt and in front of the train station.

EVENTS

Rock ‘n’ Roll: Get your tickets early for Cactus Festival, a monumental rock festival in July which attracts big names to the city.

Ice Show: Don’t miss the cool ice sculptures on display in front of the main railway station, in the lead up to Christmas.

Christmas Market: Pick up some unique Christmas gifts at the bustling Christmas market in December.