The 5 Best Neighborhoods in Bruges for Tourists
Here’s a look at five of the Belgium capital’s best-loved districts and why visitors keep coming back for more.
The Historic Centre is a famous world heritage site that has so many magical places in the vicinity. The Grote Markt is at the centre of Bruges and it is a large square that is surrounded by so many touristic gift shops and restaurants. This is the best place to stay in Bruges.
There are several affordable hotels where you can book accommodation in the Historic Centre. One way of viewing the neighbourhood and the city is by hot air balloon which sets off from the square.
When visiting a city, it is always advisable to stay near the city centre as possible since it is more convenient in terms of accommodation, transport, shopping and nightlife. This area is good and there are several things to do and see. In this area you will find several churches such as the Jerusalem church.
You can also visit the Lace Museum which showcases several lace products and there are lace workers too. There is a lot of history to be learned in this neighbourhood.
This area is perfect for visitors who love less activities and more shopping. There are often markets in this district and there are so many good cafes and restaurants where you can catch your breath and enjoy some meals. There are also few sites to visit which makes this neighbourhood more of a residential area.
This area has a unique architecture which is different from the other areas in Bruges. If you want easy transport book accommodation near the Train station.
The Ezelpoort area is northwest and it is famous for the Ezelpoort gate and street that has become a tangible presence in this traditional town. The lane in this area was home to Flemish Master Hans Memling and in the present times it is a core entry to this part of the town. It has Scandinavian design stores, characterful art galleries, shoe boutiques, and artisanal biscuit makers.
If it’s on a sunny day you can visit the courtyard of hostel Snuffel which attracts so many locals and visitors.
Sint Andries is more of a suburb of Bruges and it is in the province of West Flanders, Belgium. There are several adorable things you can do in this area. There are several football teams such as Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge. You can also admire the beautiful castles in this neighbourhood.
Though small, these castles are magnificent and they were built in the late 19th century. As for hotels, you can find several in the neighbourhood and there are shops where you can go for shopping.
From Assebroek, located south-east of the city, you can easily venture into the area’s sites such as the Bruges Market square and the Minnewater. The area is also popular for its biking trails and beautiful gardens.
There are hotels that cut across all budgets and several restaurants where you can stop for delicious meals. Take a walk along the paths of the beautiful gardens in Assebroek on a lazy afternoon.