Jan Van Eyck Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

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 and legends. This is an ideal outdoor activity for first-time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children and can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, 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 city sightseeing game. Start your tour at Burg Square in the center of Bruges. Visit Jan van Eyckplein with its beautiful architecture and learn about the Belfry of Bruges, the ultimate symbol of the city. Photograph the Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, the oldest church in Bruges, and admire the dreamlike Boniface Bridge. Then the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk with its mesmerizing style will await you. 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.

Bruges Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Bruges Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

You’ll be welcomed by your guide at an agreed central Bruges location to begin your private tour that’s priced for up to 20 persons. During the 2-hour guided tour of Bruges’s UNESCO-listed historic center, you'll take in the most important attractions of the city. The following is a sample itinerary, departing from ‘t Zand Square, at the Concert Hall: Head along the main shopping street in the direction of the Market Square. Along the way you'll pay a visit to the St. Savior Cathedral. Visit the Market Place with the imposing 83-meter-tall belfry and continue to Jan Van Eyck Square, once the center of Hanseatic Bruges. From the 13th to the 15th century this area was the economic and financial hub of Flanders. See the impressive houses that are a reminder of the leading role Bruges played as a commercial center in those days. You will pass the city theater, the Saaihalle (1399), Huis ter Beurze (the first stock exchange), and the Toll House. A little further along you'll arrive at the Burg, one of the most charming squares in town. See the stunning Gothic City Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Liberty of Bruges, once the city’s courthouse, and today the Municipal Archives. Walk through the Fish Market, Tanners Square and the very picturesque Dijver. Pass St. Mary’s Church and a little farther on, you’ll make a brief stop at St. John’s Hospital (one of the oldest preserved hospital buildings in Europe). The walk ends at the Minnewater and the Princely Béguinage.

Bruges: Nightly Tales and Untold History Walking Tour

Bruges: Nightly Tales and Untold History Walking Tour

In the evening, when Bruges quiets down, Ambassadors Tours invites you to join one of our storytellers for this walking tour, which will focus on the stories and legends not covered during any tour in the city during the day! We'll avoid the obvious and head to lesser-known but beautiful places. Be surprised by the lesser-known side of Bruges. Our guides are master storytellers who focus on those stories to keep history interesting for adults and children. Join this evening tour to experience that yourself!

Bruges: 1.5-Hour Dark Side of Bruges Private Evening Tour

Bruges: 1.5-Hour Dark Side of Bruges Private Evening Tour

Explore the lesser-known side of Bruges with your professional private guide to hear the story about the rise and fall of our city. During the 1.5-hour walking tour you'll learn about the city's history, find out interesting facts about medieval Bruges and discover dark stories and old legends. We'll finish the tour at a bar with a complementary beer.  Enjoy a perfect mix of history and dark stories, myths, old legends, interesting facts, and hidden gems — everything to make your time in Bruges memorable and exciting. As it is a private tour, it can be customized based on your preferences and indications. The tour ends at the Bauhaus bar, a famous local pub where you will receive a Belgian beer and a €3 discount for the boat tours. Stops included on the tour: + the Market Square, + Jan Van Eyck Square, + the Ghost house, + the Golden Hand Canal, + Sint-Anna Quarter, + the Jerusalem Church, + St. John's Mill, and many more!

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What people are saying about Jan Van Eyck Square

Overall rating

4.2
(249 reviews)

I was alone today and joined the tour. The dark history of Bruges is definitely worth listening to and the guide told everything really well. His descriptions were sometimes so picturesque that you could almost imagine the city at the time. The tour is in English, but he speaks very clearly, if sometimes a little bit quickly when the story picks up speed. All in all, I was very happy to be part of it today. I would definitely recommend this tour, the city and the canals at dusk are also simply beautiful.

Pascal is a very humorous and knowledgeable guide and knows how to present facts and myths in a fascinating way. The tour was truly extraordinary and exciting, I enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it to everyone who has had enough of "normal" city tours!

Great tour! Arthur was really funny and the untold stories give another point of view on the city! Small intimate group, I highly recommend!!!

Super nice, brought us to all major highlights of the city in 2 h. Fun and lots of easy served history.

Pascal was a very good tour guide. He made the tour interesting and fun.