Provided by: Toerisme Brugge / Jan D'Hondt

Beguinage

The 'Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde' with its white-coloured house fronts, tranquil convent garden and beguinage museum was founded in 1245. This little piece of world heritage was once the home of the beguines, emancipated lay-women who nevertheless led a pious and celibate life. Nowadays, the Beguinage is inhabited by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict. In the small beguine house, you can still gain insights into what daily life was like in the 17th century. Please note: the entrance gates are always closed (and remain closed) at 6.30 p.m.
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Bruges - World Heritage City

Bruges - World Heritage City

Brewery De Halve Maan

The ‘Halve Maan’ (Half Moon) is an authentic and historic brewery in the centre of Bruges. This ‘home’ brewery is a family business with a tradition stretching back through six generations to 1856. This is where the Bruges city beer – the ‘Brugse Zot’ – is brewed: a strong-tasting, high-fermentation beer based on malt, hops and special yeast. There are guided tours of the brewery every day in a number of different languages. After the tour, visitors are treated to the blond version of the ‘Brugse Zot’. If you want to take a souvenir back home with you, why not pay a visit to the museum shop?
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There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin or work their way your heart, even though you don't really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it

Bruges Beer Museum

The Bruges Beer Museum has been opened on the upper floors of the historic post office on the Market Square. It tells you the story of beer in a fun and innovative way. With an iPad Mini as your guide, you will discover all the most fascinating features of beer (and that includes tasting!). Immerse yourself in the beer history of Belgium and of Bruges. Discover the many different types of beer and unravel the mysteries of the brewery process. The kids’ tour tells the story of ‘The bear of Bruges’.
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Church of Our Lady

The 115.5 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges’ artisans. The church displays a valuable art collection: Michelangelo’s world-famous Madonna and Child, countless paintings, 13th-century painted sepulchres and the tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold. Useful to know: at the moment, large-scale renovation works are still being carried out, so the church is only partially accessible and many works of art cannot be viewed. The choir was renovated in 2015 and the remarkable church interior can now once again be admired in all its splendour.
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