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Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bruges at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bruges’ most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. You can start the activity any time, the schedule is indicative.During the tour, you will see the following landmarks: Burg Square Jan Van Eyck Square Belfry of Bruges Sint-Salvatorskathedraal Bonifacius Bridge Church of Our Lady Bruges Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan Ten Wijngaerde, Begijnhof Astridpark Rozenhoedkaai and more

Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

2. Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

Cocoa has been tickling taste buds for centuries, from the spicy drink in the Maya and Aztec civilizations to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. With more than three people out of four loving chocolate, it’s hardly surprising that there is an enormous fascination for this exquisite treat. This tour aims to bring to life the 4,000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures, and flavors. The museum submerges you in the exciting world of chocolate, taking you on a journey of the senses through time. Young or old, passionate chocoholic or simply just interested, the Chocolate Museum will stimulate your fascination. The museum is composed of three parts, telling the story of the origin and evolution of chocolate through a unique collection of almost a thousand objects. Besides the history, the museum also reveals how chocolate is made, with special attention for the variety of raw ingredients and the development of the production process. In the demonstration center you will uncover the secret of beautiful silky chocolate, getting the opportunity to taste the chocolate products made in the museum.

Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

3. Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

Your tour takes place in a delightful workshop in the Ezelstraat Quarter of Bruges. It will be there that you will discover the art of the Belgian waffle, throughout a 1.5-hour waffle-making workshop. Following a short introduction, you will begin to follow your recipes, splitting into teams. Everything you need to create your waffles is provided, including ingredients, take-home recipes, kitchenware, assistance, and demonstrations. You can prepare the waffle dough, bake it, and then decorate your waffles with whipped cream, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. You don't need any previous cooking experience to attend the workshop, and kids are welcome too. Feel free to make crazy topping combinations; cream, chocolate, honey, fruit, the choice is yours. At the tour's conclusion, you can take photos of your creations, before enjoying them with a complimentary drink.

Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

4. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. See how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story, follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition, find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail.

Bruges: Private Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

5. Bruges: Private Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Immerse yourself in Bruges's cobblestone streets, ancient bridges and cozy squares on foot. Clamber into a carriage to enjoy more beautiful sights in luxuriating comfort. See all the charming spots of Bruges during this 2-hour combination tour. Your expert, local guide will reveal to you the local legends and stories behind the facades. Take in the town hall, the fish market and the city palace of Gruuthuse as you walk these famous streets. Then its time to jump in your carriage for a relaxing, horse-drawn tour. Enjoy a stop at the Beguinage UNESCO world heritage site while your horse takes a break. Take in historic houses, narrow canals and unforgettable architecture of this most beautiful of cities. Have peace of mind knowing that your horse is very well cared for. Take comfort in knowing your horse gets plenty of breaks, water and food, and two days rest after a day of touring.

Bruges: Private Interactive Trivia City Tour

6. Bruges: Private Interactive Trivia City Tour

Take a beautiful walk past the main sights of Bruges. Along the way, hear some fascinating facts and stories about the city's history. Compete with your team in answering fun questions asked by your guide. A perfect plan for a pleasant afternoon among friends, family, or colleagues. Head off on an interactive walk and let your guide/quizmaster take you through the historic heart of Bruges while firing off all kinds of fun questions at you, for example about the plague and life in a medieval metropolis. The team that answers correctly gets a sweet bonus and the team members with the highest score at the end get a nice little extra! The tour is a perfect mix of history and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — everything to make your experience of Bruges authentic and exciting.

Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Bruges

7. Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Bruges

After departing from Amsterdam, you will depart with your private guide on a day trip to Bruges. Once there, you will learn why this historic center of Bruges was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will pass through the historic city center, learning more about Belgium’s world-famous beers. You will also experience the Church of Our Lady, with your guide pointing out to you its historical relevance. Later, explore the charming area around the Dyver canal, before strolling the cobbled square of Walplein. You can then wander the narrow lanes of the Stoofstraat, where you can discover Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square, and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. You will also get the option for some free time to explore for yourself, and at the conclusion of the tour, your guide will return you back to your point of origin.

Bruges: Family Walking Tour

8. Bruges: Family Walking Tour

What mysterious legends are hidden by the city of Bruges? Why are the inhabitants of Bruges called the “fools of Bruges"? Find out on this adventure with your family. Enjoy a leisurely pace and a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural landmarks. Your guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as the adults. Have fun learning about Bruges' fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles, as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city.

Ostend: Mu.ZEE Belgian Modern Art Museum Entry Ticket

9. Ostend: Mu.ZEE Belgian Modern Art Museum Entry Ticket

Discover Belgian art history with a ticket to Mu.ZEE in Ostend and admire Belgian art from 1880 to today by artists who have contributed to Belgian art history. Find modern masters such as Victor Servrackx, Jean Brusselmans, Jules Schmalzigaug, Gust De Smet, Frits van den Berghe, Roger Raveel, and Raoul Kesyer. Admire works by contemporary artits such as Luc Tuyans, Panamarenko, Jan van Imschoot, Lili Dujourie, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Thierry de Cordier, Johan Creten and Benoit Plateus. Marvel at the museum building, housed in an old 1940s department store and designed by Antwerp architect Gaston Eysselinck. The modernist architecture is a highlight in itself. Summer exhibitions 2022: Joris Ghekiere: Journey on PaperJuly 2 – November 27 Leonard Pongo. Primordial EarthJuly 2 – November 13

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What people are saying about Bruges

We booked three experiences before leaving UK for our trip to Bruges. An informative guided rickshaw tour, the excellent Historium and the tasty Chocolate Museum.

Very good activity that I recommend. She makes you visit Bruges without being tired. We learn a lot of very interesting things. You can go there no problem.

Fantastic way to see the sights at your leisure. Excellent for travelling with children and seeing a new city. Riddles were fun.

It was a lot of fun and easy to understand. Caro was great and created a great atmosphere. Definitely recommendable!

Very nice. Easy to solve puzzles. Game which teaches us anecdotes, but which remains a little expensive.