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Burg Square
Burg Square sits on the former site of a castle, which was originally built to protect the area from invading Vikings and Normans (and remained the seat of the Counts of Flanders for more than 500 years). The castle is now gone, but the charming public square that replaced it, the Burg, has been the heart of Bruges ever since. 
 
The Basics
A popular stop on Bruges tours, the Burg features a collection of historic buildings that together represent almost every era in Bruges’ history. The most impressive include the late medieval town hall (Stadhuis), the Renaissance-style old civil registry, and the neoclassical court of justice. The Burg is also home to the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Burg Square is a must-visit for all visitors to Bruges.
  • With plenty of cafés and restaurants right on the square, the Burg is a good place to stop for lunch or a coffee break.
  • The square features flat cobblestones and is easily accessible to wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
Burg Square sits in the historic center of Bruges, a 3-minute stroll from Markt Square via Breidelstraat, a short street lined with souvenir shops and restaurants. It’s about a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bus ride from the main railway station.
 
When to Get There
Burg Square is a year-round attraction, and it's not really important when you visit. There's a fresh produce market here on Wednesdays that runs from morning to early afternoon. Other events are staged here throughout the year, including the Procession of the Holy Blood (on Ascension Day); Winter Sparks, a January festival that features live performances in the evenings; and the Bruges Beer Festival, which features tastings of classic and new Belgian beers in January or February.

The Procession of the Holy Blood
Held annually on Ascension Day (40 days after Easter), the Procession of the Holy Blood is a large religious procession that's been taking place since medieval times. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed event involves a procession in which clergy carry a cloth believed to be stained with the blood of Jesus, and though it's very much a religious event, the entire city participates.
Address: Bruges, Flanders, Belgium
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Private Highlights and hidden gems

Private Highlights and hidden gems

The tour is a mixture of history and facts. I'm a historical guide in Bruges for one year and a half and I'm a local. I'm studying for official guide and I want to share my passion and knowledge with you. Start your journey and discover Bruges like you never did before.
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  • 3 hours
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$121.17
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Private Culinary & history tour

Private Culinary & history tour

Explore Bruges in style and combine the great history of Bruges with Belgian culinary tastings. I'm a historical guide in Bruges for one year and a half and I'm a local. I know the best places in town. So I can give a top class experince. You combine the great history of Bruges with 4 culinary tastings. A lovely afternoon and an experience in style. Join me on this incredibly nice tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Withlocals Your Way: Bruges 100% Personalised Food Tour with a Local

Withlocals Your Way: Bruges 100% Personalised Food Tour with a Local

Whether you're looking for the best sweets in Bruges, a beer tasting, the best waffles of the city, or any other food experience, your favorite local foodie has you covered! This 100% personalised food tour is here to satisfy your Belgian cravings. Trust and believe, the local foodies have explored Bruges, discovering the city bite by bite and are ready to craft the food experience of your dreams. Feel free to get in touch with your favorite host; they know the best food hotspots. Listen to your stomach and check out the food tour options the locals have created for you. Pick the tastings that meet your eye from the list below. If what you're looking for is not there, don't worry! Let your local host know, and they'll personalise the tour even more. *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalised offer your local foodie creates for you.
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  • 3 hours
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The Highlights of Bruges: History & Legends

The Highlights of Bruges: History & Legends

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Bruges is a city with centuries of history and many fascinating legends. Learn all about them on this private guided tour. You’ll visit many of Bruges’ must-see attractions, such as markets, churches, a lake, and even a brewery. Listen to the stories associated with each place. You’ll get a much better understand of the city than you would if touring alone.
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  • 2 hours
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Bruges Reborn: Life & Death in the Middle Ages (Private Tour)

Bruges Reborn: Life & Death in the Middle Ages (Private Tour)

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Economic crises, social inequalities, wars, climate change, deadly epidemics, … the challenges faced by our medieval ancestors were not so different from today. How did the average medieval man deal with these challenges and what was their impact on everyday life? In search of the answer to those questions, we will guide you through the historic heart of Bruges while painting a picture of life in a medieval metropolis. We do this not only through interesting facts and historical descriptions, but also via a number of fascinating quiz questions that you must answer together. Part of the profits are donated to a healthcare charity, chosen by the team with the most correct answers at the end of summer.
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  • 3 hours
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