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Market Square (Markt)
The medieval-style Markt (Market Square) is the setting for Bruges’ most photogenic landmarks, including the belfry (Belfort) and the Provinciaal Hof. At its center stands a statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, who played leading roles in the Flemish resistance against the French in the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs.

The Basics
This pedestrianized square is at the center of historical Bruges, and almost every visitor to the city passes through here at some point. Attractions on the Markt include the Historium Bruges interactive experience and the 12th-century belfry, which can be climbed for views over the city. Almost all sightseeing tours of the city, including day tours from Paris, London, and the Belgian capital of Brussels, stop at the Markt.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Markt is a must for all visitors to Bruges.
  • Cafés—many with outdoor terraces—are dotted around the square.
  • Bring a camera; the step-gabled houses around the square make a picturesque photo backdrop.
  • The surface of the square is cobbled and uneven, so wear appropriate shoes. 

How to Get There
The Markt is situated right in the heart of medieval Bruges, about a 20-minute walk from Bruges train station. Local buses services (2, 3, 4, 13, 14, and 90) stop nearby. 

When to Get There 
Come on Wednesday mornings to browse the traditional market, when vendors sell local produce, flowers, and crafts. Another good time to visit is during December, when the square houses a festive Christmas market. 

Bruges’ Other Main Square
While in Bruges, be sure to stop by the city’s other main square: Burg Square. Just a 2-minute walk east of the Markt, Burg Square is equally photogenic, with several notable examples of historical architecture. Look for the Gothic-style Stadhuis (City Hall), which dates back to the 14th century, and the gold-adorned facade of the Palace of the Liberty of Bruges. Formerly a city courthouse, the palace is now the seat of Bruges’ city council. 
Address: Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Bruges walking tour with cheese and beer

Bruges walking tour with cheese and beer

There are very few places in the world that cause a strong sensation and, without a doubt, this magical city causes us an effect without equal. Its irresistible history and picturesque streets have caused UNESCO to recognize it as a World Heritage Site. Discover his secrets with us For more than two hours we will walk the streets of the historic center of Bruges and discover the secrets behind its walls. At the end we will enjoy a tasting of local products inside a historic 19th century building in the center of Bruges, which used to be the Post Office building, now it is the heritage of the city.
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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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Bruges Night Package: Evening Tour & Beer Tasting

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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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Private 10-hour Tour to Ghent and Bruges from Brussels with Hotel Pick Up

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Bruges and Ghent are two charming, small towns in Belgium, each just a short train ride away from Brussels. In a perfect world, Bruges and Ghent each deserve their own day for exploring. However, if you are short on time, you can visit Bruges and Ghent in one day. We visited Bruges and Ghent in one day from Brussels. It’s a long, busy day, but we loved it. For the best experience, you need to get an early start. Bruges, the more popular of these two towns, tends to get very crowded midday. To avoid spending your valuable time in line, get to Bruges in the morning. On this day trip, you can stroll fairytale streets, dine on waffles and chocolate, take in the view from two belfries, go on a canal cruise, and visit an ancient castle. Here is our exact itinerary through Bruges and Ghent. Enjoy!
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