I was on my way to see my friends in The Netherlands and decided I wanted to do a quick stop at Bruges to see this picturesque city.

Not knowing what I should be looking at, I decided to join a city walking tour of Bruges. I found advertisements for the city walking tour in Youth Hostel Europa where I was staying. Apparently, the tour is free and if you would like to tip at the end, then you can do so.

I’m not sure if I made a mistake but my accommodation turned out to be over 20 minutes walk from the city centre. I think if you want to see the old town, then you might want to stay in the old city itself to save you some time walking.

Bruges walking city tour group

The tour group gathered together in the city square. Thankfully, the group was easy to spot because the English speaking tour group is the biggest one in the area. Our tour guide turned out to be a Puerto Rican guy studying to get his masters degree in Belgium. He was guiding city walking tours on the side to make side income.

The tour would last roughly 2 hours and he would take us to key areas in the city where we can take pictures and learn more about the city’s history.

12 Pictures from the Bruges walking city tour

 

City Centre

Bruges

 

Tour group

Bruges

 

Various buildings in the old city

Bruges

Bruges

Bruges

Bruges

 

Canals

One thing I noticed about Bruges is the canal system. It’s very much like the one in Amsterdam, except on a smaller scale. They make for awesome photography.

 

Bruges

Bruges

Bruges

Bruges

Bruges

 

Conclusion

Overall, it was a pretty neat city tour. I wouldn’t say I was blown away by the city. It was definitely nice and a good place to visit once in your life but I can’t see myself coming back here. The tour guide was also quite good and I gave him a tip at the end of the tour before rushing back to grab my bag in the hostel and catch the train.

Next stop, The Netherlands!

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