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History DISCOVER BRUGES on foot with guide Itinerary A - Bruges City of Monuments Itinerary B - Tranquil Bruges Itinerary C - Bruges and Europe Itinerary D - Surprising Bruges Museums Bruges Groeninge Museum Arentshuis Guido Gezelle Museum Folklore Museum Sint-Janshuismolen & Koeleweimolen (windmills) Bruggemuseum - Gruuthuse Bruggemuseum - Archeology Bruggemuseum - Liberty of Bruges Bruggemuseum - Welcome Church of Our Lady Bruggemuseum - City Hall Bruggemuseum - Belfry Hospitaalmuseum Saint John’s Hospital Hospitaalmuseum Our Lady of the Potterie Diamond Museum Brugge Choco-Story Lumina Domestica Places of interest Basilica of the Holy Blood Beguinage Lace Centre Saint-Saviour’s Cathedral Family brewery De Halve Maan Lake of Love - Minnewater Smedenpoort, Gentpoort, Kruispoort & Ezelpoort Almshouses Contemporary Architecture in Bruges Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) Toyo Ito Pavilion Conzett Bridge Barge Bridge Discovering Bruges By boat By horse-drawn cab By minibus By bike ‘On the town’ in Bruges Events 2006-2008 The wet- and woodland of Bruges Sint-Trudo Abbey Male Tudor City Park Provincial Estate Fort Beieren Provincial Estate Tillegembos City Park Beisbroek Sint-Andries Abbey Zevenkerken Boudewijn Seapark Brugge Olympiapark De Toverplaneet Speeldorp Children’s Farm De Zeven Torentjes Lissewege Zeebrugge Daytrips Practical Info ATM’S Cinemas Internet Church services Exchange offices Shopping and market days Addresses Parking city centre & mobility INDEX Streetnames CITY MAP Bruges

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Ladies and gentlemen, Bruges is a city that has a lot of stories to tell. This art city and tourist centre has earned its fame in Europe through its impressive architectural and cultural heritage. In 2000, the historic city centre of Bruges was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The UNESCO-roundabout, inaugurated in 2006, is a constant reminder of this prestigious recognition. If you walk through Bruges with its medieval street pattern, meandering canals and green ramparts, you will soon understand why the city has received this exceptional honour and why it attracts huge numbers of visitors every year. With comfortable hotels in historic buildings, an esteemed kitchen and a broad variety of recreational facilities, this cosy yet cosmopolitan city has all it takes to live up to its reputation as a top destination for congresses and city breaks. Bruges is a city in constant evolution, a city with ambition, a city that does not shy away from new challenges. Bruges is keen to ensure its cultural future, investing heavily in major restoration works, contemporary architecture and cultural infrastructure. Both in the fields of architecture and music, Bruges’ concert hall Concertgebouw has an undisputed international reputation. Moreover, various other cultural institutions also organise numerous events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts etc.

Attraction or museum suitable for children Wheelchair access Accessible with assistance

Bruges is also the ideal setting for sports lovers: the green ramparts are the ideal surroundings for jogging and the Sint-Pietersplas, the canal Bruges-Ostend and the Baldwin Canal are perfect for water sports. At “In&Uit Brugge”, the one-stop information point for tourism and recreational and cultural activities, conveniently situated on the ground floor of the Concertgebouw, you will obtain all the information you need to discover the stories Bruges has to tell. Each story will allow you to explore the city from a different point of view, at your own pace and in function of your own interests, e.g. the museums, music, gastronomy, or a walk on the green ramparts. In order to reduce traffic in the city centre and to promote the use of the bicycle, a mobility plan was introduced. However, this does not mean that the city centre is no longer easily accessible. If you decide to come to Bruges by car, we advise you to park in one of the (charged) underground car parks or in one of the (free) peripheral car parks that are well served by public transport. This visitors’ guide contains a wealth of information on things to visit, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of Bruges to the fullest. On behalf of the City Council and of the population of Bruges, I wish you a very pleasant stay in our city, that - although it reads like a historical novel - will surprise you upon each reading.

Patrick Moenaert Burgomaster of Bruges



Relics in the Bruggemuseum - Archaeology show that as early as the second century A.D. a Gallo-Roman settlement existed on the site of the present-day city. The settlers lived from agriculture and from trade with other parts of Gaul and England. The name ‘Bruges’ appears for the first time in the 9th century and is derived from the old Norse word ‘bryggja’, meaning ‘landing stage’ or ‘jetty’. Fortunately, the Vikings were never able to practice their plundering and pillaging skills on the city of Bruges, probably because of the presence of a strong fort (on the site of what is now the Burg), built by the Counts of Flanders.

Home of the Bourse (Exchange) The mercantile fortunes of Bruges continued to prosper. However, by the 11th century the harbour function of the city was threatened by the gradual silting up of the river estuary which linked it directly to the sea. This problem was resolved by the natural formation of the Zwin channel, which offered Bruges a new outlet to open water. By the 14th century Bruges had developed into one of the most important trading centres in North-West Europe. Its success was based primarily on the manufacture and sale of highquality cloth. The large number of commercial transactions carried out by foreign traders in the city led to the foundation of the very first Bourse (Exchange), which was operated by a wealthy family of Bruges merchants, the Van der Beurse family - hence the name. Economic prosperity had a magnetic effect, notwithstanding periods of plague, political unrest and social inequality. By 1350, more than 40,000 people lived in the historic centre of the old city. The boundaries of this area were defined and protected by the construction of a series of new ramparts (the ‘second’ or ‘outer’ ramparts), punctuated by a number of fortified gateways. Several of these old city gates still exist, whilst the ramparts between them have been turned into a haven for walkers and cyclists. Four authentic windmills serve as a further reminder to the glories of yesteryear. Top of the class The 15th century was undoubtedly the Golden Century for the city. By this time Flanders had become part of the territory of the Dukes of Burgundy and Bruges was one of their favourite residences. The production of luxury goods - in the widest sense of the word - offered a new base for further economic growth.

brief history of the city


851 - …
from primitive settlement to international trading centre (…-1200)
851 862 : the earliest mention of the city in existing records : baldwin 1 arrives in bruges and begins work on a castle on the site of the burg : the first recorded annual fair in bruges : bruges is accorded capital city status within flanders : count charles the good is murdered in the church of st donatian, first city rampart is built : the creation of the zwin, an estuary channel linking bruges with the sea : dirk of alsace brings the holy blood of christ to bruges

The House of Burgundy was famous for its patronage of art and culture, a fact from which the city was also able to prosper. Many famous artists found their way to Bruges, including Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling, the leading members of the Flemish Primitive school of painting. The architectural patrimony was enriched by the building of the monumental town hall, a series of impressive ‘nation’ houses (forerunners of the modern-day consulates) and several fine churches. The unexpected death of the popular Duchess Maria of Burgundy heralded a change in the fortunes of the city. Relations between her husband, Maximilian of Austria, and the local population quickly deteriorated into political anarchy. The rich Burgundian court left Bruges, never to return. To make matters worse, the continued silting of the Zwin channel threatened to cut the city’s only other important economic lifeline. Little by little, the international trading community began to withdraw from Bruges, taking their wealth and prosperity with them. During the 16th century the city still maintained a reputation as a centre for the production of fine art and luxury goods, but its position of prominence in these fields (as in the field of cloth production) was gradually taken over by the thriving port of Antwerp. Down and out…? During the centuries which followed, a period of slow but irreversible decline set in. Under Spanish rule, Bruges was finally cut off from the sea. The wars of religion also took their tool. The city fell under the

successive occupation of Austria, France and the Netherlands, but none of these foreign overlords did much to improve matters. Even the foundation of an independent Belgian state in 1830 failed to bring improvement. As the 20th century dawned, Bruges had been reduced to the status of a poor and economically insignificant city, which even the Industrial Revolution seemed to have passed by. This process of impoverishment was indirectly brought to a halt by a cultural event: the publishing of the book ‘Bruges la Morte’ by Georges Rodenbach. In this novel (which at the time was much criticised by local people) Rodenbach portrayed Bruges as a sleepy yet mysterious city, steeped in the atmosphere of a bygone age. The resulting international interest led to a revival of the city’s fortunes. Its outstanding cultural and architectural treasures were rediscovered and its narrow, intimate streets now turned out to be one of its greatest assets. This new dynamism was underlined by the construction of a new harbour at Zeebrugge and above all by the careful and responsible development of the tourist industry. UNESCO recently added the entire historic city to the World Heritage list, and the Bruges of the 21st century is set to become a major international centre of living culture culture with a human dimension and a human face.

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Bruges as the economic capital of north-west Europe (1200-1400)
1245 1290 1302 1350 : foundation of the beguinage : construction of a covered mooring area for ships on the market square : 18 may - the bruges matins (revolt against french rule)
11 july - the battle of the golden spurs

: reconstruction in stone of the belfry, after a wooden construction has been destroyed 1376-1420 : construction of the late-gothic city hall

Burgundian period (1384-1500)
1427 1430 1436 : the bruges bear, and the lion are incorporated in the city’s coat of arms : the burgundian duke, philip the good, founds the order of the golden fleece : jan van eyck paints the triptych ‘madonna with st donatian and st george and the donor, canon joris van der paele’ (now in the groeninge museum) : marriage of charles the bold and margaret of york : maximilian, emperor of austria, is held prisoner in the craenenburg on the market square : hans memling decorates the reliquary of st ursula (hospitaalmuseum saint john’s hospital)

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a new era (1500-1600)
1506 : jan mouscron, a local cloth magnate, purchases the statue ‘madonna and child’ by michelangelo (now in our lady’s church) 1528-1531 : lanceloot blondeel designs the chimney-piece for the palace of the liberty of bruges 1548 : the scientist, simon stevin, is born 1559 : bruges becomes a bishopric 1562 : marcus gerards draws the first official town plan of bruges (now in the gothic chamber of the city hall) 1580 : the ‘breaking of the images’ - the iconoclast fury

a modest town with a maritime calling (1600-1800)
1604 1794 : the silting up of the zwin denies bruges direct access to the sea : bruges is occupied by the french

a poor town in a poor province (1795-1895)
1814 1830 1885 : 11 february - bruges is liberated from the french : belgium becomes independent on 1 may the poet, guido gezelle, is born : dutch becomes the official language

a provincial town with ambitions (1895-1970)
1896 : construction of the port of zeebrugge 1902 : first exhibition of the flemish primitives 1914-1918 : first world war 1940-1945 : second world war 1958 : first golden tree parade

the new town (1971-...)
2000 2002 : world heritage site : bruges, cultural capital of europe


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itinerary A Bruges, City of Monuments The number in the margin refers to the corresponding number on the city map and the number at the end of the line is the house number. Please turn to page 9 for the map for this walking tour.
Walking is the best way to discover Bruges. The city is rather small, you can easily walk across it in half an hour. With this brochure, you can explore Bruges at your own pace. It contains four walking tours of an hour and a half each. If this is your first visit to Bruges, we advise you to pick the first, leading as it does along the most spectacular sights. The other tours involve an indepth exploration of other, most interesting city quarters, i.e. the ramparts, folkloristic Bruges and hanseatic Bruges.
This walking tour starts from the new information centre In&Uit Brugge, [Concertgebouw] situated in ‘t Zand square, your one-stop information point for details on culture and tourism and for ticket sales. ‘t Zand square is dominated by the new concert hall “Concertgebouw”, a majestic, contemporary landmark for the city. Take Zuidzandstraat, one of Bruges many pleasant shopping streets.



Bruges, City of Monuments = 5 km Tranquil Bruges = 3,7 km Bruges and Europe = 4,2 km Surprising Bruges = 4 km

20 St Saviour’s Cathedral:
Bruges’ oldest parish church (12th- 15th century). Worth seeing are the gobelins, the choir, rood loft with organ (1619-1717), choir stalls and numerous fine paintings. Cathedral Museum: old paintings and retables, brass tomb plates and reliquaries.

During the summer season (weekends in June and September, daily in July and August) you can sign up for the daily guided tours (start at 2.30 p.m. at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ‘t Zand). The tour lasts about 2 hours.
practical Walks start in front of In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ‘t Zand at 2.30 p.m. To participate, you must buy a ticket at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ‘t Zand.

Steenstraat Simon Stevinplein:
Statue of the famous Dutch scientist (° Bruges 1548, † Den Haag 1620), also one of the leading counsellors of Prince Maurits of Nassau.

Oude Burg 22 Hof van Watervliet, Oude Burg 27:
nicely restored 16th-century residence.



Bruges, City of Monuments

Groups can visit Bruges under the direction of a qualified guide. Obviously, you will have to book beforehand in written at Toerisme Brugge. We also offer a free booklet for all your trips and excursions for groups.
price a 2-hour guided tour with maximum 25 pers. per guide € 50.00


Kartuizerinnenstraat 10 Former Carthusian Nuns Church
(1716), the monastery is nowadays used as a military chapel.

Museum of the Holy Blood: exhibition of reliquaries, vestments, paintings and other artefacts.

is also the sculpture representing The Lovers, a symbolic work of art referring to the numerous young couples coming to the City Hall to be married.

12 Bruggemuseum - City Hall, Burg 12:
Wollestraat Markt


39 Bruggemuseum - Belfry and Halles, Markt 7:
the city’s most remarkable landmark. Climbing the 366 steps of the winding staircase is a challenge: on top of the tower you are rewarded with an amazing view. On the second storey is the former medieval treasure-room, today a museum. The Belfry’s carillon (47 bells with a total weight of 27 tons) is one of the finest in the world. Concerts are played on it three times a week.

one of the oldest gothic city halls (1376-1420) of the Low Countries. On the first floor is the prestigious Gothic Hall, with an impressive wooden and polychromed vault ceiling and historic wallpaintings (historical museum). In the Historic Room a collection of items, documents and paintings relating to Bruges’ history are on display.

Blinde Ezelstraat
Leave Burg square by Blinde Ezelstraat. Just look up and behind you to watch the exquisite vaulting between City Hall and Old Recorders’ House. Across the bridge you arrive at the Fish Market.

35 Fish Market, in this complex (1821), fresh
seafood from the nearby North Sea, is for sale every day (6.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.) from Tuesday through Saturday.

32 Old Recorders’ House, Burg 11A:
Renaissance building (1534-1537). Inside is the Bruggemuseum of the ‘Brugse Vrije’ (The Liberty of Bruges), with a.o. the superb oak chimney piece (1529) and alabaster frieze, conceived in honour of the emperor Charles V, royal portraits and justice scenes.

Steenhouwersdijk Groenerei Vismarkt
From the Fish Market you walk along the canal, via Steenhouwersdijk and Groenerei. On your way you will see two of the city’s oldest stone bridges (Meebrug & Peerdenbrug). Go further down Groenerei to have a look at ‘De Pelikaan’, a typical almshouse (see page 22). Now turn around, to go back to the Fish Market.

31 Provincial Government Palace, Markt 3:
neo-gothic building (1887-1921), former seat of West Flanders’ Provincial Council.

01 Old Country House of the ‘Brugse Vrije’, Burg 11:
The original Country House was built in two eras (1520-25/1722-27). From the 18th century till the eighties it was the seat of the Court of Justice. Since 1988 it houses the City Administration Centre.

Jan Breydel & Pieter De Coninck
Statue of two popular local heroes, who played a leading part in the resistance against the French occupying powers in 1302. Walk through Breidelstraat to arrive on Burg square. Here, a number of historical buildings deserve your attention.


30 Provost’s House, Burg 3:
baroque building (1665-66), former seat of the seigniory ‘Proostdij van Sint-Donaas’. Under the trees in Burg square the former St Donatian’s Cathedral used to stand (ca 900, destroyed in 1799). Remains of the romanesque choir gallery were excavated in 1988. The gallery was tastefully integrated in the cellars of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Nearby


Basilica of the Holy Blood, Burg 15: double chapel. On ground level: St Basil’s Chapel (1139-1149) in roman style. The first floor chapel, converted into neo-gothic style in the 19th century, contains a.o. the famous Relic of the Holy Blood (worship: every Friday).

Number 10 at Huidenvettersplein was the 17th-century Tanners’ House. Now you come to Rozenhoedkaai. If you were allowed to take only one snapshot while in Bruges, here is the spot to take it!


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continued itinerary A Bruges, City of Monuments

14 Bruggemuseum - Church of Our Lady
O.-L.-Vrouwekerk (13th- 15th century, recently restored): this church, with a 118 m high tower, contains an extremely rich art collection. Highlight is of course the white marble Madonna with Child by Michelangelo. In the choir gallery, you can admire mausoleums of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold, as well as a number of remarkable polychromed tombs (13th- 14th century). P.S.: no sightseeing during church services!

Wijngaardstraat Wijngaardplein

01 Beguinage 03
the ‘Princely Beguinage of the Vineyard’ was founded in 1245. Sisters of the religious St Benedict Order have taken the place of the former beguines. The Beguine’s House provides a good picture of the day-to-day life of the former inhabitants. Via the street called ‘Minnewater’ you reach the park carrying the same name.

03 College of Europe, Dijver 11:
institution for postgraduate studies where selected students from several countries study the economical, political and legal aspects of the European Union.

20 Groeninge Museum, Dijver 12:
offers a fine survey of Dutch and Belgian painting (15th- 20th century). The masterpieces by the so-called ‘Flemish Primitives’ (Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, a.o.) are without doubt the highlights of this museum. Quite remarkable as well is the unique collection of works by Flemish expressionists.

01 Bruggemuseum - Archaeology,
Mariastraat 36a: Interactive museum built up around archaeological finds in and around Bruges (renewed in 2004).

Lake of Love
The ‘Minnewater’ (Lake of Love), today a romantic spot, used to be a dock for socalled ‘barges’ which operated a regular transport service between Bruges and Ghent.

25 Hospitaalmuseum St John’s Hospital,
Mariastraat 38: in the hospital church (13th- 14th century) and the adjoining Cornelius Chapel, six authentic masterpieces by the world famous Flemish painter Hans Memling are on display. In the former hospital wards you can also see a collection of paintings, furniture and other items related to the hospital’s rich history. The 17thcentury Old Dispensary is also worth a visit. The beautifully restored 19th-century hospital buildings are used today by the Oud SintJan Foundation, for exhibitions and conventions.

27 Poertoren
Close to the bridge spanning the Lake of Love you see the ‘Poertoren’, a former ammunition dump (1398). Walk back to Wijngaardstraat now, then turn right into Noordstraat.

02 Arentshuis, Dijver 16:
the Frank Brangwyn-Donation which is kept here, consists of etchings, paintings, watercolours and furniture.

21 Bruggemuseum - Gruuthuse, Dijver
17: former palace of the Lords of Gruuthuse (15th century) which was converted into a museum in 1955. The furniture, kitchen equipment, silverware, tapestries, lace, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, music- and measuringinstruments, etc. provide a good picture of everyday life led by the former inhabitants and bourgeoisie in the past.

Katelijnestraat Stoofstraat Walplein

Almshouse De Vos (1713) a typical almshouse with its own little chapel (recently restored). A few steps down the same street you see a restored 16th-century chimney with oven-vault. Arsenaalstraat Katelijnestraat

12 Brewery De Halve Maan, Walplein 26:
this brewery, already mentioned in 1546, produces ‘Brugse Zot’: an excellent, highly fermented beer with malt, hops and special yeast as main ingredients. The spacious and cosy tap-room is as good a place as any to try the beer. During one of the guided visits you will learn more about production methods and the history of the brewery.

Gruuthusestraat Guido Gezelleplein
Guido Gezelle, Gezelleplein: statue of Bruges’ most famous poet (1830-99). See also Gezelle Museum (itinerary B, nr. 22)




Bruges, City of Monuments

if you come by train, you can start this walk directly by making your way via oostmeers and the begijnenvest to the minnewater park. the walk can then be started from the park rather than at in&uit [concertgebouw] ,’t zand. 8

City Academy of Fine Arts and Bogardenkapel, Katelijnestraat 86:
Former chapel of the Bogardenschool, a 17thcentury orphans’ school for boys, which is currently being used by the Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (City Academy for Fine Arts) and Cultuurcentrum Brugge (Bruges Culture Centre) as an exposition area for modern visual arts.

02 Groeninge Hof Arents
In the ‘Hof Arents’: Knights of the Apocalypse, a series of sculptures (1987) by Rik Poot, representing earthly terrors such as death, war, famine and revolution. In the same garden, the Bonifacius bridge is an example of romanticism turned to stone: a dreamlike setting for idyllic pictures!

18 Diamond Museum Brugge,
Katelijnestraat 43: Discover the exciting world of diamonds at the Bruges Diamond Museum. You can also follow a demonstration of diamond cutting every day 12.15 p.m.

Gruuthusestraat Heilige-Geeststraat Episcopal Palace
(16th century), Heilige-Geeststraat 4: former 16th-century mansion.

Nieuwe Gentweg Almshouses ‘Meulenaere’(1613) and ‘St-Jozef’ (1674) with a beautiful inner

Sint-Salvatorskerkhof Zuidzandstraat ‘t Zand

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itinerary B Tranquil Bruges

Sint-Jansstraat Korte Ridderstraat

24 Lace Centre, Peperstraat 3a:
(Kantcentrum), housed in the tastefully restored almshouses founded by the Adornes family. Lace demonstrations every afternoon (except Sundays), whereas in the museumshop all materials for lacemaking can be purchased.

21 St Walburgha’s Church: Splendid
The number in the margin refers to the corresponding number on the city map and the number at the end of the line is the house number.
This walking tour will guide you through a very quiet neighbourhood, where you will discover beautiful churches, almshouses, the windmills and many other picturesque places. Leave Markt square towards Philipstockstraat.
baroque church (1619-1642), built by Brugean Jesuit Pieter Huyssens. Noteworthy are the marble communion bench, the high altar and the pulpit. In summer, the church is open to the public every evening (illumination and music).

Balstraat Lace school for youngsters,
Balstraat 16.

Hoornstraat Verversdijk St-Annarei Blekersstraat
The oldest pub of Bruges is situated in this street.

27 Folklore Museum, Balstraat 43: thematic
reconstructions of old time interiors such as a cobbler’s workshop, grocery store, kitchen, pharmacy, classroom, hatmaker’s workshop, confectionery, cooper’s workshop and museum inn called ‘De Zwarte Kat’ (The Black Cat). Collections: pipes, lace, clothing, traditional devotional items, baking tins, etc.

08 St Peter’s Chapel, Keersstraat 1:
former chapel of the candle-makers, today shared by the United Protestant Church and the English Church.

Jeruzalemstraat St-Annaplein 16 St Anne’s Church
The present church, consecrated in 1624, took the place of a former gothic church razed to the ground in 1581. Luxurious interior, with a.o. marble rood screen, choir and confessional stalls, lustres and baptismal font.

Cordoeaniersstraat St-Jansplein 41 Choco-Story, Wijnzakstraat 2:
on the corner of this street, you will find the Chocolate Museum ‘choco-story’. This new chocolate museum has been opened in Bruges, on the corner of the Sint-Jansstraat. It offers a fascinating look into the history of chocolate and there are also free demonstrations and samples! The same building also houses the lamp museum Lumina Domestica, Wijnzakstraat 2, which explores the rich history of interior lighting.

Korte Speelmansstraat Carmersstraat 03 English Convent, Carmersstraat 85:
typical domed church (1736-1739).

31 St Sebastian’s Archers’ Guild,
Carmersstraat 174: the members of this ancient and honourable long-bow archers’ guild treasure valuable paintings, important archives and reminders of the membership of Belgian and British monarchs.

Jeruzalemstraat 07 Jerusalem Church, Peperstraat 3:
built in the 15th century according to the plans of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Worth seeing are a.o. the precious stained glass windows and the mausoleums of the church founders (Anselmus Adornes and his spouse). Nextdoors is the ‘Kantcentrum’.


Kruisvest De Nieuwe Papegaai
This mill, originally used in Beveren-IJzer, served as an oil-mill. Reconstructed here in 1970. No longer in use.



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32 Sint-Janshuysmolen
So-called stilt windmill (1770), in use on this spot till 1914. Working again since 1964. During the summer season, wind providing, the vanes turn at full speed. The miller will gladly show you around.

Kruisvest Bonne Chiere
Wooden stilt-mill (1888), which originally came from Olsene (East-Flanders) and was rebuilt in Bruges in 1911. No longer in use.

26 Kruisvest-Kruispoort
Old fortified town gate (1402), unlike the other remaining gates built in white sand lime bricks. Was part of the city’s 13th/14th-century defensive girdle. Rebuilt on several occasions.

Rolweg 22 Guido Gezellemuseum,
Rolweg 64: birthplace of the famous Flemish poet (1830-1899), today a literary museum.

H. Verrieststraat Stijn Streuvelsstraat 35 St George’s Archers Guild,
Stijn Streuvelsstraat 59: the crossbow archers of St George’s preserve valuable archives as well as a unique collection of crossbows.

Langestraat Predikherenstraat Groenerei 35 Vismarkt Blinde Ezelstraat Burg Markt


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itinerary C Bruges and Europe

the notion ‘bourse’ (stock exchange) which was adopted in many languages.

04 Episcopal Seminary,
Potterierei 72: former Cistercian abbey called ‘Ter Duinen’, with an impressive 18th-century church.

Academiestraat 28 Burghers’ Lodge, Academiestraat 14:
The number in the margin refers to the corresponding number on the city map and the number at the end of the line is the house number.
This walking tour leads through the former Hanseatic Bruges, i.e. the city quarter where most foreign merchant houses and consulates were established in the 14th-15th centuries. Leave Markt square via Vlamingstraat.
15th-century building, former meetingplace of well-to-do Bruges burghers and foreign merchants. From a niche in the façade the Bruges Bear, one of the oldest and most prominent inhabitants of the city, looks down on the street.

13 O.-L.-Vrouw van de Potterie,
Potterierei 79: former hospital (13th century), today museum. The museum, located in the historical wing displays works by Brugean artists and craftsmen from the 14th century on (paintings, gothic and renaissance furniture and sculptures, an important collection of silverware, old Flemish breviaries, etc.). On leaving the chapel go left, then cross the first bridge. Across the bridge go left again and follow Langerei, Annuntiatenstraat and Collaert Mansionstraat towards St Giles’ Church.

Jan van Eyckplein 38 Old Toll House, Jan van Eyckplein 2:
in this recently restored building (built in 1477), toll was levied on the goods brought in by ship from Bruges’ outer ports. It now houses a provincial information office. In the same square, you can admire the statue of Jan van Eyck, the famous 15thcentury Flemish painter. Close by are Woensdagmarkt (statue of Hans Memling) and Oosterlingenplein where the German Hanseatic League had its headquarters. Leave Jan van Eyckplein towards Spiegelrei. Then to the right across the bridge, towards Potterierei.

17 St Giles’ Church,
15th-century building. Inside are a.o. four remarkable paintings (1774) by Brugean painter Jan Garemijn, depicting the history of the former ‘Trinitarian’brotherhood. The church organ is considered one of the best in the city.

33 Royal City Theatre,
Vlamingstraat 29: The Bruges City Theatre (1869) is one of the best preserved theatre buildings in Europe and has recently been restored to its former glory. The sober but elegant neo-Renaissance façade conceals a majestic auditorium and a foyer in eclectic style. This historic setting is regularly used by the Bruges Culture Centre as an important platform for contemporary dance, theatre and concerts.

St-Gilliskerkstraat Gouden Handstraat Spaanse Loskaai Augustijnenrei Pottenmakersstraat Ezelstraat

12 Carmelites’ Church, Ezelstraat 28:
baroque church (1688-91) with a 17th-century plague house in the garden.

23 Joseph Rylandt Concert, Ezelstraat 3: named
after the Brugean composer (1870-1965). Formerly used by the Anglican Church, the building now serves as a concert hall. The façade shows a baroque and exuberant sculpture group (1987, by Stefaan Depuydt and Livia Canestraro) representing the art of music.

24 House Ter Beurze, Vlamingstraat 35:
in front of this house local and foreign merchants talked business and changed money. The name of the Van der Beurze family, owners of the house, gave birth to



Bruges and Europe


Donkey’s gate
(Ezelpoort) Recently restored 14th-century city gate. Little remains of the original construction that was rebuilt several times. Go back now through Ezelstraat, towards Sint-Jakobsstraat.

Sint-Jakobsstraat City Music School,
St-Jakobsstraat 23-25.

Kuipersstraat 06 City Library De Biekorf
Kuipersstraat 3: Bruges Cultural Centre and the Biekorf Hall.


20 Bladelin Court,
Naaldenstraat 19: built ca 1440 by Pieter Bladelin, treasurer of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The walls surrounding the charming inner garden show nice stone medallions representing portraits of the former inhabitants.

Eiermarkt Markt

19 St James’ Church
Built about 1240 and largely extended in the 15th century, thanks to generous donatians by the Dukes of Burgundy. Extremely rich collection of works of art, a.o. mausoleum of Ferry De Gros († 1544), treasurer of the Order of the Golden Fleece.


itinerary = 4 , 2 k m


discover bruges on foot

itinerary D Surprising Bruges

The number in the margin refers to the corresponding number on the city map and the number at the end of the line is the house number.
This city quarter is dominated by the new Concert Hall. This walking tour starts from the new information centre In&Uit Brugge, [Concertgebouw] situated in ‘t Zand square, your one-stop information point for details on culture and tourism and for ticket sales.

Fishermen’, referring to the link between Bruges and the sea and ‘The Cyclists’. Created in 1985-86 by the artistic couple, Stefaan Depuydt and Livia Canestraro.

’t Zand Smedenstraat Kreupelenstraat Chapel of Our Lady of the Blind, Kreupelenstraat: 17th-century chapel
with a unique pulpit (1659) and a beautiful, polychrome, gilded statue from the 14th century of Our Lady of the Blind. Adjoining is a worship complex.

Zuidzandstraat Steenstraat Markt St-Amandsstraat Geldmuntstraat Muntplein
In the quiet Muntplein you can see ‘Flandria Nostra’, a statue of Mary of Burgundy on horseback.

Kammakersstraat Smedenstraat 33 Blacksmith’s Gate,
(Smedenpoort): constructed in 1367-68, and subsequently renovated a number of times. Above the gate hangs a bell that was used to announce the gate’s closing hour in the evening. The bronze skull recalls the treachery of a citizen of Ghent, who in 1688 secretly plotted to open the gate to let in the French invaders led by Louis XIV.

’t Zand 13 Concert Hall
A fourth presence on the skyline that has been dominated for centuries by the Belfry, the Church of Our Lady and St Saviour's Cathedral. The design is by the architects Robbrecht and Daem. The Concert Hall was a triumph of technical ingenuity, shaped by a highly personal vision. Be overwhelmed by the perfect acoustics during one of the many performances in the Kamermuziekzaal or the Concertzaal.

Muntpoort Geldmuntstraat 29 Prinsenhof
On the site of the present-day Prinsenhof building, the Bruges residence of the Dukes of Burgundy once stood.

14 De Bond, Buiten Smedenvest 1:
This old cotton and wool mill (1861) just outside the city ramparts is now used by the Bruges Cultural Centre as a creative space for the exhibition of recent work by trendsetting contemporary artists from home and abroad.

Ontvangersstraat Moerstraat Beenhouwersstraat Stadspark Sebrechts
A green oasis in the city centre.

Walk along the city fortifications Group of statues at fountain
In all, there are four groups of statues: ‘The Bathing Ladies’ (symbolising the Flemish cities of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Kortrijk), ‘Flemish Landscape’, ‘The

34 Speelmanskapel

parallel to H. Consciencelaan.

A 14th-century building that represented an important link in the Bruges water supply network until the mid-18th century.

(Minstrels’ Chapel)
The former guild chapel (1421) of the minstrels or musicians.



Surprising Bruges


18 St Godelieve’s Abbey

’t Zand [Concert Hall] In&Uit Brugge

Boeveriestraat 45.

09 Capucin Church,
Boeveriestraat 18.

Dumery Bell,
Former fire alarm bell from the Belfry, placed here in memory of the Dumery bell foundry (18th century), which was located in this neighbourhood. Near the end of the street, on the right side, are a number of typical almshouses: ‘Van Campen’ (1436), ‘Gloribus’ (1634), and ‘Sucx’ (1436). The names refer to the families who founded them.


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museums and places of interest

Groeninge Museum

This museum offers a rich and fascinating array of (primarily) Belgian artworks. Highlights include the world-famous collection of Works by the Flemish Primitives, paintings by various Renaissance and Baroque masters, several interesting pieces from the Neo-classical and Realistic periods of the 18th and 19th centuries, milestones from the Symbolist and Modernist movements, masterpieces by the Flemish Expressionists and a varied selection of Post1945 modern art.
With the new exhibition space Forum+ [Concertgebouw], the Municipal Museum of Bruges want to create a platform for contemporary art. The focus is on monographic sculptures, installations etc. Moreover, this stunning location offers a magnificent view of the city.

open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday price Individual Reduction Arentshuis, Forum+ [Concertgebouw] and audioguide incl. € 8.00 € 6.00

Dijver 12 | City centre map: E10

price Individual Reduction ’t Zand 34 | City centre map: C10 Forum+ [Concertgebouw] € 3.00 € 2.00


Home of the Masters www.vlaamsekunstcollectie.be

municipal museums
Closing Day
Monday (except Easter and Whit Monday) Bruggemuseum-City Hall, BruggemuseumLiberty of Bruges and Bruggemuseum-Belfry are open on Mondays! All Municipal Museums are closed on New Year’s Day, Ascension Day and Christmas Day

Combined ticket*
dom) € 15.00 ticket for 5 museums (ran 0 + bicycle + drink € 15.0 3 museums

Reduced rates for
- groups of minimum 15 persons - young people (13 to 26 years old) - senior (+60) - children under 13 for free

* for sale at all municipal museums and at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw] not combinable with other offers.

Tickets till 4.30 p.m. / Belfry till 4.15 p.m. The admission charges of the municipal museums will change in the course of the year 2007.



Folklore Museum

Sint-Janshuismolen, Koeleweimolen (windmills)
Ever since their completion in the 13th century and until the 19th century, Bruges’ outer ramparts were dotted with windmills. Nowadays, 4 windmills dominate the ‘Kruisvest’. The St-Janshuismolen, which dates from 1770, is the only mill that has remained in its original position. Both windmills are still operational and are used to grind flour.
open 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. 1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m. Sint-Janshuismolen: 1/4 till 30/9 (April and September: only weekends) Koeleweimolen: 1/7 – 31/8 (subject of change) closing day Monday price Individual Reduction Kruisvest | City centre map: I6

Guido Gezelle Museum

This magnificent 18th-century mansion, located at the entrance to a picturesque garden, is dedicated to Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), a versatile artist of British nationality who was born in Bruges. The ground floor is the location for a varied programme of visual arts exhibitions (associated with the Groeninge collection).
open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday price Individual Reduction Dijver 16 | City centre map: E10

The restored and picturesque 17th-century almshouses, which used to belong to the cobblers’ guild, evoke the atmosphere of the past. Historic objects are used to reconstruct a classroom, a cobbler’s workshop and a chemist, a confectionery, etc. You can round off your tour at the museum Inn, ‘The Black Cat’.
open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday including Windmills or Guide Gezelle Museum Individual € 3.00 Reduction € 2.00 price Balstraat 43 | City centre map: H7

The literary and biographical museum of Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), one of Flanders’ best-known poets, is located in the house in which the writer was born. The museum has been completely renewed and redecorated in view of the ‘Guido Gezelle Year’ (1999). Documents, books and souvenirs reconstruct the life and work of this poet-priest. The house has a large romantic garden and is located in a peaceful, typical city quarter.
open 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. | 1.30-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday price Individual Reduction Rolweg 64 | City centre map: I6

€ 2.50 € 1.50

€ 2.00 € 1.00



€ 2.00 € 1.00


map: H4



Bruggemuseum Gruuthuse

Bruggemuseum Archaeology

Bruggemuseum Liberty of Bruges

Bruggemuseum - Welcome Church of Our Lady

In the luxurious city mansion of the Lords of Gruuthuse you will be welcomed like a medieval nobleman. The mansion contains a wide variety of objects, ranging from old weapons and a guillotine, right through to antique furniture and kitchen utensils. Amongst the main attractions are the Hall of Honour, with its tapestries, its imposing chimney piece and its richly decorated beams: all testifying to the wealth of the Lords of Gruuthuse. The more than 500 years old kitchen and the prayer chapel are only some of the eye-catchers.
open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. closed from 4 February until November 2007 closing day Monday price Bruggemuseum - Welcome Church of Our Lady and audioguide incl. Individual € 6.00 Reduction € 4.00

Under the motto ‘feel the past under your feet’, you will be given all kinds of ‘do’ and ‘search’ tasks, specially designed to help you discover the rich history of Bruges. The House offers an interesting mix of archaeological finds, replicas and reconstructions, all presented in an educational but fun manner. The daily life of each historical period is highlighted with reference to four different themes: housing, working, living and dying. A ‘do’ cell rounds off the visit to each period. In these cells you will be asked to solve archaeological mysteries.
open 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. | 1.30-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday price Individual Reduction Mariastraat 36a | City centre map: D10

In the past, the Palace of the Liberty of Bruges housed the local courts of justice. It is now the home of the Town Archive and, as such, it is the repository for the written history of the city. After passing through the old assizes court, you enter the Renaissance Chamber. The most eye-catching feature in this room - once used as a meeting place for the aldermen of Bruges - is the monumental fireplace in wood, marble and alabaster. This 16th-century masterpiece was designed by Lanceloot Blondeel and is a real feast for the eyes.
open 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. | 1.30-5.00 p.m. price Bruggemuseum City Hall and audioguide included Individual € 2.50 Reduction € 1.50 Burg 11A | City centre map: F8

It is difficult to miss the Church of Our Lady, with its 122 metrehigh spire: quite literally a towering achievement of the bricklayer’s art. Sadly, it cannot be climbed but the church does contain a marvellous collection of art. The absolute ‘top-of-the-bill’ is the ‘Madonna and Child’ by Michelangelo. The choir aisle is also a treasure trove of artistic gems: paintings, carved wooden statues, the 16th-century tomb of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bad, painted sepulchres from the 13th century, etc.
open Mo-Sat: 9.30 a.m.-4.50 p.m. Sun: 1.30 p.m.-4.50 p.m. open Tue-Fri: 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m. (tickets till 4.30 p.m.) Sat: 9.30 a.m.-4.20 p.m. Sun: 1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m. (tickets till 4.30 p.m.) Closed on Monday price Individual Reduction Mariastraat | City centre map: E10 church


€ 2.00 € 1.00

€ 2.50 € 1.50


Dijver 17 | City centre map: E10




Combined ticket
dom) ticket for 5 museums (ran s + bicycle + drink 3 museum

€ 15.00 € 15.00


Bruggemuseum - City Hall

Bruggemuseum - Belfry

Hospitaalmuseum Saint John’s Hospital

Hospitaalmuseum Our Lady of the Potterie

Bruges Town Hall dates from 1376 and is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. The Gothic Chamber with its magnificent 19th-century frescos and its polychrome vault is a work of art in its own right. However, the Town Hall is also the place from which Bruges has been governed for more than 700 years. The reorganisation which was completed in 2005 provides an opportunity to tell the story of the Town Council and its relations with both ‘higher authorities’ and the local people.
open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Bruggemuseum - Liberty of Bruges and audioguide included Individual € 2.50 Reduction € 1.50 price Burg 12 | City centre map: F9

The tower of the Belfry is no less than 83 metres high. On your way to the top, you will discover the Treasury Room, an impressive clock mechanism and a carillon of 47 different bells. After completing the 366 stairs, your efforts will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over Bruges and its surrounding countryside.
open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. (tickets till 4.15 p.m.) price Individual Reduction Markt | City centre map: E8

€ 5.00 € 3.00

The history of Saint John’s Hospital spans eight centuries. During this period nuns and monks received and took care of pilgrims, travellers and the ill. In the medieval wards, and in the church, visitors can learn more about the rich history of the hospital, which over time acquired an impressive collection of records, works of art, applied arts and medical instruments. The museum also owns six works by Hans Memling. In addition to the wards the Diksmuidezolder (Dixmude Loft), the former dormitorium and the adjacent old pharmacy can also be visited.
open 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. pharmacy open 9.30-11.45 a.m. 2.00-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday Hospitaalmuseum Our Lady of the Potterie and audioguide incl. Individual € 8.00 Reduction € 5.00 price Mariastraat 38 | City centre map: E10


The Hospital Our Lady of the Potterie has existed since the 13th century. Here nuns and monks were at the service of pilgrims, passersby and the ill. The hospital was converted into a home for the elderly early on and continues to fulfil this function today. Today’s senior residents live in modern buildings. The wards have become a museum. This institution has an impressive collection of works of art, including objects related to healthcare, worship and the monastery. The Baroque church, which used to form part of the complex with the wards, is definitely worth a visit.
open 9.30-12.30 a.m. | 1.30-5.00 p.m. closing day Monday price Individual Reduction Potterierei 79 | City centre map: G4


€ 2.50 € 1.50

25 37


Diamond Museum Brugge
Private museum

Lumina Domestica
Private museum

Choco Story
Private museum

Diamond Museum Brugge explains the extraordinary history of Bruges as Europe’s oldest diamond centre. Visitors can learn all about the mysterious world of the diamond, one of Belgium’s most important export products. The daily Diamond Show (diamond polishing demonstration) at 12.15 p.m. is a unique interactive experience, - thereafter the visitor will know all about diamonds (please be present before 12 noon).
open Daily 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Closed: 25/12 and 1/1. price Individual Groups on request (+25 pers.) museum € 6.00 € 5.00

The Museum of Lighting lets you experience the entire history of artificial lighting. This long story begins with the torch and the oil lamp and evolves over more than 400.000 years to the electric bulb and the LED. The visitor has access to the world's largest collection of lamps. It comprises more than 6,000 items.
open Mon-Sun: 10.00 a.m.-5 p.m. from 1st March 2007 onwards Closed: 24, 25 & 31/12 price Individual Groups Students Senior citizens Children (6-12) Choco-Story included € 10.00 € 8.00 € 8.00 € 8.00 € 6.00

The chocolate museum in Bruges invites you to a discovery of the fascinating world of chocolate: here, you can learn all about the history of cocoa and chocolate, attend a chocolate-making demonstration and off course taste the finest Belgian chocolates!
open Mon-Sun: 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Closed 1/1, 8-19/1, 24, 25 & 31/12 price Individual Groups Students Senior citizens Children (6-12) Wijnzakstraat 2 | City centre 8000 Brugge tel. & fax 050/61 22 37 www.choco-story.be info@choco-story.be map: F7

€ 6.00 € 5.00 € 5.00 € 5.00 € 4.00

price demonstration + museum Individual € 9.00 Groups on request (+25 pers.) € 7.50 Diamond cocktail: on request info Katelijnestraat 43 8000 Brugge tel. 050/34 20 56 | fax 050/33 63 26 www.diamondmuseum.be info@diamondmuseum.be map: E11

info Wijnzakstraat 2 | City centre 8000 Brugge tel. & fax 050/61 22 37 www.luminadomestica.be info@luminadomestica.be map: F7




Combined ticket
Diamond Museum + Choco-Story € 10,00

private museum

> for sale at Diamond Museum, ChocoStory and In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw]


Basilica of the Holy Blood


Lace Centre

St-Saviour’s Cathedral

Double chapel, with the roman Saint Basil’s Chapel (1139-1149) on the ground floor. The upper chapel was rebuilt in Neo-Gothic style in the 19th century. The Relic of the Holy Blood is kept in this chapel. The museum displays the reliquary of the Holy Blood, clerical vestments and paintings.
open museum & basilica April-September: 9.30-noon | 2.00-6.00 p.m. October-March: 10.00-noon | 2.00-4.00 p.m. closed on Wednesday afternoons (1/10 - 31/3) on Friday worship upstairs: 10.00-noon | 2.15-4.00 p.m. price Individual Group p.p. -12 Burg 15 | City centre map: F9 museum € 1.50 € 1.00 FREE

The beguinage was founded in 1245. Nowadays, it is no longer inhabited by beguines, but by Benedictine nuns. Admire the picturesque façades, the small pigeon tower, the big inner garden and the beguinage church. The typical Beguine’s House illustrates how the inhabitants used to live. The entrance gate is closed at 6.30 p.m.
open beguine’s house Mo-Sat: 10.00-noon | 1.45-5.00 p.m. Sun: 10.45-noon | 1.45-5.00 p.m. price Individual Youth, groups Seniors Begijnhof 1 | City centre map: D11 museum € 2.00 € 1.00 € 1.50

A lace museum in the beautifully restored almshouses ‘Jerusalem’ (a 15th-century foundation established by the Genoese merchants Adornes). It is in the former family house that lacemaking demonstrations are given every afternoon. The Jerusalem Church certainly is worth a visit as well. This 15th-century family chapel has a remarkable interior with, among others, unique stained-glass windows and the mausoleum of Anselm Adornes and his wife.
open Mon-Fri: 10.00 a.m.-noon | 2.00-6.00 p.m Sat: 10.00-noon | 2.00-5.00 p.m. afternoon demonstrations closed Sundays and public holidays price Individual Groups (minimum 20 persons) students, children (7-11 years old) senior citizens + 65 years Inhabitants of Bruges children up to the age of 6 Peperstraat 3a | City centre info@kantcentrum.com www.kantcentrum.com map: H7

St Saviour’s Cathedral Oldest parish church in Bruges (12th15th century). Of note are, among other things, the choir stalls, the rood loft with organ, the medieval tombs with murals and the extensive collection of Flemish art (16th18th century) and tapestries.
open church Mo: 2.00-5.30 p.m. Tue-Fri: 9.00 a.m.-noon | 2.00-5.30 p.m. Sat: 9.00 a.m.-noon. | 2.00-3.30 p.m. Sun: 9.00-10.00 a.m. | 2.00-5.00 p.m.

Cathedral’s treasury: Paintings by, among others, Dirk Bouts, Hugo van der Goes, textural art, manuscripts, copper memorial plaques, sculptures and silver and gold artefacts.
open Sun-Fri: 2.00-5.00 p.m. treasury


€ 2.50 € 1.50 € 1.00 FREE


price Individual € 2.50 Studiants, senior citizens and groups € 1.50 Steenstraat | City centre map: D10



places of interest


Family brewery De Halve Maan

Lake of Love - Minnewater

Smedenpoort, Gentpoort, Kruispoort, Ezelpoort


This brewery has been in use since 1856.
open April-September: 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. October-March: 11.00 a.m. | 3.00 p.m. price Individual One drink (Brugse Zot) p/p included Walplein 26 tel 050/33 26 97 fax 050/34 59 35 info@halvemaan.be www.halvemaan.be map: E11

Former inland port and landing stage for barges, which provided a regular transport service between Bruges and Ghent.
map: D12

€ 5.00

(Blacksmiths’ Gate, Ghent Gate, Cross Gate, Donkey’s Gate) These old city gates were part of the medieval ramparts that were built around Bruges in the 13th14th centuries. These ramparts are now a green belt around the city centre inviting the visitor to take a stroll or go for a cycle ride.


Almshouses are old communal houses which were built by the guilds for their members and their widows or as a deed of charity by wealthy burghers for the poor and the elderly. The oldest houses date from the 14th century. They are very often built around a communal garden with a small chapel and a well. The most remarkable examples are: Almshouse De Vos (Noordstraat), De Pelikaan (Groene Rei), Almshouse Zorghe and Schippers (Stijn Streuvelsstraat), the Rooms Couvent (Katelijnestraat), Almshouse De Meulenaere and Sint-Jozef (Nieuwe Gentweg). These institutions have been owned by the City since the French Revolution. Most complexes have been restored and modernised and are still inhabited by elderly people. Most of the inner gardens are open to the public.

places of interest


Concertgebouw (Concert Hall)

Toyo Ito Pavilion

The large concert hall for Bruges. Budget, significance and impact mean that the building is inseparably linked with the “European City of Culture of 2002” project. The design criteria for the concert building related to openness and adventure, innovation and a modern image but also to safety and functionality. The architects, Paul Robbrecht & Hilde Daem, had to take into account an existing, familiar and respected cityscape but cherished the ambition to provide the city with a cultural landmark in a contemporary style. The result is a sometimes surprising and creative ode to Bruges and the city’s dreams which it inspires. The building has an overall size of 120 metres by 50 metres. An eye-catching feature is the so-called ‘Lantern Tower’, which is slightly separate from the main volume and is 28 metres and eight storeys high and overlooks the Zand. This tower houses the Chamber Music Hall with its 300 seats, whilst the main Concert Auditorium can accommodate no fewer than 1295 spectators. New activities take place in the Concertgebouw almost every day, ranging from performances by top international artists to private events, such as meetings, receptions, business gatherings and product presentations.
tickets & info: TiNCK: tel. 070/22 33 02, Monday to Friday: from 9.00 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., www.concertgebouw.be or at In&Uit Brugge, ’t Zand opening hours In&Uit Brugge: 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. and on Thursday untill 8.00 p.m. discounts: € 5 discounts for youngsters, seniors and groups & -15%, -25% or -50% for mini season tickets. The new information centre In&Uit Brugge, [Concertgebouw] situated in ‘t Zand square, is also your one-stop information point for all other details on culture and tourism and for ticket sales. ‘t Zand | City centre map: C10

Toyo Ito was asked to once again connect, in a way that is sensitive to the historical site, the Burg with a tradition of 10 centuries of highquality architecture by designing a new and modern construction. The Burg is the spot where Bruges began and is also the spot where the foundations of the former St Donaas church are to be found. By using innovating techniques and clean architectural lines Toyo Ito succeeded in creating an image of lightness and progress but also transience and evolution. The concept links simplicity with a sharp perception of the location. The pavilion is more than an architectural, cultural statement, it is also a challenge to industrial know-how and introduces new material applications.
map: F8

walk or drive round. The bridge is a contemporary example of technology, an architectural gem and a masterpiece of inventiveness. The bridge is perfectly integrated in the Bruges landscape of the former city walls.
map: H10

Barge Bridge

The pedestrian Barge Bridge links Bargeplein at the edge of the city with the entrance to Minnewater Park. The bridge, with its girders painted red, is an example of asymmetrical architecture. The Dutch designers opted for a bridge in the form of a reptile that you can climb. Next to the bridge is a small building containing public toilets and partly protected by a shelter. Thus a new meeting place for tourists arriving by bus is turned into a very pleasant location from which to start a visit to the city.
map: E13

Conzett Bridge

With the bridge over the Coupure by the Swiss Jürg Conzett the egg of Bruges (the city ramparts) is once again complete. Now no one needs to



new architecture in bruges
Bruges is not only a world heritage city but also a city that is marking history today. Within the framework of European City of Culture of 2002 a number of contemporary architecture projects were carried out in the centre of Bruges. Four strong architectural elements bear witness to the Year of Culture and now stand face to face with the surrounding old city.


discover bruges by boat | horse-drawncab | minibus | bike

Bruges by boat

During a roundtrip on the picturesque city canals, you will discover Bruges from quite a different and surprising point of view! Tours last half an hour. Starting points: see small boat symbols on city map.

open Tours run every day, from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. (March-November) price Individual € 5.70 Children (4-11 year old) accompanied by an adult € 2.80 Children (-4 year old) FREE Groups + 20 persons € 4.80


Bruges by horse-drawn cab

Horse-drawn cabs leave from Markt square. Tours last half an hour, including a short stop at the Beguinage.
price per cab map € 30.00


City Tour Brugge

Bruges by Bike

Visit Bruges on board one of the comfortable minicoaches run by Sightseeing Line, with comments provided in the language of your choice. (individual headphones) Departures from Markt square (see schedule underneath).
month 1st bus last
4.00 p.m. 5.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m. 6.00 p.m. 5.00 p.m. January-February 10.00 a.m. March 10.00 a.m. April-May-June 10.00 a.m. July-August-September 10.00 a.m. October 10.00 a.m. November-December 10.00 a.m.

Cyclists enjoy a privileged position in Bruges. In more than 50 one-way streets, they can cycle in both directions. And if you didn’t bring your bike, you can always hire one here. A growing number of hotelkeepers also put bikes at their clients’ disposal.

bikes for rent

De Ketting
price Full day € 5.00

Snuffel Backpacker Hostel
price Full day Bike map Ezelstraat 47-49 (map: D6) tel. 050/33 31 33 www.snuffel.be € 6.00 FREE

city bikes and holland bikes. Railway station
price Half a day (as of 2 p.m.) Full day € 6.50 € 9.50 Gentpoortstraat 23 (map: G11) tel. 050/34 41 96

Bauhaus Bike Rental E-kar
price Half a day Full day € 6.00 € 9.00 price Half a day Full day € 6.00 € 9.00

price tours last 50 minutes Adults € 11.50 Children (6-11 year olds) € 6.00 Families: 2 adults + 2 children € 30.00

bikes to be picked up at the ‘bagage’ department. Your identity card and € 12.50 will be required as a deposit.
Station (map: B13) tel. 050/30 23 29

city bikes & mountain bikes.
Langestraat 145 (map: I7) tel. 050/34 10 93 www.bauhaus.be/bikes.html

info Sightseeing Line Kanunnik Decoeneplein 6 8310 Brugge tel. 050/35 50 24 (10.00 a.m.-noon) fax 050/35 80 24 info@citytour.be www.citytour.be map

Cycling route map and city maps are available Also bikes, tandems, electric vehicles, bikes adapted to handicaped persons
Vlamingstraat 44 (map: E7) 050/33 00 34 info@e-kar.com www.e-kar.com

price Half a day Full day € 7.00 € 10.00

Eric Popelier
price Half a day Full day City map € 7.00 € 10.00 FREE

Free city map incl. tandems and mountain bikes also available buggies, wheelchairs, scooters.
Hallestraat 4 (map: E9) tel. 050/33 80 27 info@hotel-koffieboontje.be www.adventure-bike-renting.be

Pedal Power
price Base rate Price per extra hour Max. day price € 3.50 € 1.00 € 9.50

scooters and tandems also available.
Mariastraat 26 (map: E10) tel. 050/34 32 62

Reservation required.
Stoofstraat 4 (map: E10) tel. 050/34 65 27


bruges by bike

QuasiMundo biketours Brugge QuasiMundo biketours takes you on guided bike tours in Brugge and to the charming Flemish villages surrounding Bruges. trip 1 Bruges by bike Guided tour in and around the city centre taking you to small parishes, windmills and places you would never venture out to on foot. Under the expert guidance of a local guide.
10 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

The Pink Bear Bike Tours Damme & the polders 2 tours in 1!! Get away from the traffic. Just 5 minutes outside of Bruges lies some of Europe's most exquisite countryside. We'll take you to the historic town of Damme, formally an outer harbour of Bruges and now a beautiful medieval market town. Your good-looking* knowledgeable guide will help you discover the area they call the Flemish Polders. We stop at a charming cafe and give you the chance to try Belgium's famous beer and waffles! We'll return via a delightful poplar-lined canal and show you some sights of Bruges that many other tourists will never see.
practical 10.30 a.m.-2.00 p.m. price comments in English Adults € 19.00 Students and persons under 26 € 17.00 Kids under 8 FREE Own bicycle € 13.00 Group arrangements possible. Price includes a guide, quality bicycle and drinking water. Meeting point: under the Bell Tower on the Market Square info tel. 050/61 66 86 | fax 050/34 04 44 pinkbear@pandora.be www.pinkbear.freeservers.com

The Green Bike Tour Bike tours in and around Bruges, with a Dutch-, French- or English-speaking guide. The tour starts at the frontside of Bruges railway station, after which the city is explored. The tour then proceeds via Damme to Oostkerke.
practical Every day from April till October (on request at other times of year) at 10.00 a.m. Return early in the afternoon. Reservation required. price 10 participants max. Individual € 13.65 With own bicycle, minimum 10 participants € 7.45 info tel. / fax 050/61 26 67 GSM 0479/97 12 80

trip 2 Border by bike Discover the flat Flemish countryside by bicycle. We cycle to Damme and Oostkerke, alongside bunkers and straight canals. And of course, we also take some time to enjoy a beer in a typically Flemish inn.
1.00 p.m. (till 5.00 p.m.)

Departures from Burg square (map: F8), in front of the Toyo Ito Pavilion. Comments in English.
price booking recommended Individual € 22.00 Under 26 € 20.00 With your own bike € 15.00 Children under 8 FREE Groups on request tailor made. Prices include a drink in a local pub, raincoat, water, bike, guide. info | reservation QuasiMundo | tel. 050/33 07 75 fax 050/67 04 83 | info@quasimundo.com www.quasimundo.com


‘on the town’ in bruges houses of culture and spectacle
Brugge Plus vzw Brugge Plus is a young and dynamic nonprofit organization that was built on the foundations laid by Bruges 2002. Bruges Plus helps outline Bruges’ cultural policy and wants to jointly promote all cultural institutions on a regional, national and international scale. Bruges Plus intends to enhance Bruges’ image as a dynamic and modern city of culture. To achieve this, Bruges Plus organizes cultural events, manages the In&Uit tourist information centre and develops joint cultural communication programmes.
Wollestraat 53 8000 Brugge tel. 050/44 20 02 info@bruggeplus.be www.bruggeplus.be Sint-Jakobsstraat 36 8000 Brugge tel. 050/34 34 65 cinema@lumiere.be www.lumiere.be

Cinema Novo Festival Annual film festival focusing on films from Africa, Asia and Latin-America. The festival is held in March.
Sint-Jakobsstraat 36 8000 Brugge tel. 050/34 83 54 info@cinemanovo.be www.cinemanovo.be

3 exhibition rooms (De Bond, Jan Garemijnzaal and the Bogaerdenkapel). The Cultuurcentrum spares no effort to offer a varied programme with stage arts ranging from theatre, comedy, modern danse, classical concerts, rock, chanson, world music, musical theatre to other interdisciplinary projects.
Sint-Jakobsstraat 20-26 8000 Brugge tel. 050/44 30 40 cultuurcentrum@brugge.be www.cultuurcentrumbrugge.be

Celebrations Entertainment Take part in the wedding feast of Charles the bold and Margaret of York. Fools, troubadours, knights, dancers, a falconer, witches, fire-eaters cheer up the merry 4-course dinner, sprinkled with beer and wine to your heart’s content.
Vlamingstraat 86 8000 Brugge tel. 050/34 75 72 info@celebrations-entertainment.be www.celebrations-entertainment.be

Concertgebouw Brugge vzw Sixty-eight thousand terracotta tiles envelop Bruges’ Concertgebouw in a glorious warm red glow. The intimate Kamermuziekzaal (320 seats) and the marvellous Concertzaal (1295 seats), renowned for their perfect acoustics and extraordinary stage visibility, allow for a perfect mixture of classic and contemporary, of past, present and future.
't Zand 34 8000 Brugge tel. 070/22 33 02 info@concertgebouw.be www.concertgebouw.be

De Werf Arts centre De Werf specializes in contemporary theatre, children’s theatre and jazz music. In addition to offering a stage to external companies, De Werf also has its own theatre productions. In the field of jazz, the arts centre is one of the most important organizers of concerts by national and international musicians.
Werfstraat 108 8000 Brugge tel. 050/33 05 29 info@dewerf.be www.dewerf.be

Cinema Lumière Cinema Lumière presents the best art house movies in the best possible circumstances: large screens, digital sound, perfect ventilation, comfortable seats and neither popcorn nor commercial breaks.

Cultuurcentrum Brugge The Cultuurcentrum Brugge is a collective name for seven cultural locations including the recently restored Municipal theatre and the MaZ or Magdalenazaal, a new platform for youth culture. Apart from that, there are also two smaller locations (Biekorf and De Dijk) and

Erfgoedcel Brugge Main objective of Bruges’ Heritage Unit (founded in 2000) is to stimulate public interest in the cultural heritage in and around Bruges. In order to do so, it develops projects such as exhibitions, websites, publications, research and events, working closely together with heritage owner bodies like museums, archives, libraries, local


‘on the town’ in bruges houses of culture and spectacle

history associations and with other cultural organisations. Bruges’ Heritage Unit does not own any heritage assets, but focuses its activities on the cultural heritage that can be found in various places in the city, e.g. the immaterial heritage, the religious heritage, museum collections and archives.
Erfgoedcel Brugge Komvest 45 8000 Brugge tel. 050/44 87 11 info@erfgoedcelbrugge.be www.erfgoedcelbrugge.be

Cactus Muziekcentrum vzw Music centre and non-profit organization Cactus is active in the field of contemporary, non classical music as a concert club, music education centre and festival organizer. The centre focuses on a variety of musical genres such as roots, rock, reggae, hip hop, dance, drum ‘n bass, nu-jazz and world music in all its diversity.
Sint-Sebastiaanstraat 4 8200 Brugge tel. 050/33 20 14 info@cactusmusic.be www.cactusmusic.be

Symfonie.orkest.vlaanderen The Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen with its 60 musicians boasts a varied repertoire ranging from classic to contemporary. In all major Flemish cities, the concert series by the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders have received great public acclaim. In Bruges, the concerts take place in the Concertgebouw. Conducted by Etienne Siebens, the enthousiastic musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders face the future with confidence!
Westmeers 74 8000 Brugge tel. 050/84 05 87 info@symfonieorkest.be www.symfonieorkest.be

Festival van Vlaanderen Brugge Musica Antiqua The Festival of Flanders Bruges - Musica Antiqua is a festival of early music. Since the first edition of the festival, Musica Antiqua has been a pioneer in the field of early music performances and instrument making. Annual festival: end of July/beginning of August
’t Zand 34 8000 Brugge tel. 050/33 22 83 musica.antiqua@telenet.be www.festival.be/brugge

Rembetika vzw Non-profit organization Rembetika is mostly known for “Brugges Festival”, which it organizes every year in November. For 20 years and counting, this festival’s line up has included the best folk and world music.
Amaat Vynckestraat 2 8380 Dudzele tel. 050/34 87 47 rembetika@wol.be www.rembetika.org

tapis plein vzw This project house promotes the contemporary and “common” heritage in a very original way, with creative on-street events, amusing anecdotes and stories that will probably not even become a footnote in history books.
Projecthuis Actueel Erfgoed p/a De Republiek Sint-Jakobsstraat 36 8000 Brugge tel. 0473/38 19 07 tel. 050/68 67 94 info@tapisplein.be www.tapisplein.be


events 2007-2008
The agenda events@brugge, available (free) at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ‘t Zand contains a detailed daily calendar of plays, concerts, exhibitions, etc.

5 november 2006 - 29 march 2007 Winter in Bruges www.brugge.be/winter 2007 Centenary of the Zeebrugge Port Zeebrugge www.mbz.be 8 - 18 march 2007 incl. Cinema Novo Festival Film Festival Cinema Lumière & Ciné Liberty www.cinemanovo.be 6 april - 10 april 2007 incl. Choco-Laté, Bruges’ chocolate festival. Oud Sint-Janshospitaal, Beurshal, Choco-Story and city centre www.choco-late.be 8 april 2007 start of a great cycling classic: Tour of Flanders Markt Brugge www.rondevanvlaanderen.be 27 april - 1 may 2007 incl. Looking inside Bruges: antique & interior in harmony City centre, starting point on Markt www.excellentconcept.com 27 april - 20 may 2007 incl. Meifoor: fun fair ’t Zand & Koning Albert I park ascension day, 17 may 2007 Procession of the Holy Blood: procession through the city centre with scenes from the old and the new testament info & tickets: TiNCK 070/22 50 05 6, 7 & 8 july 2007 Cactus Festival: Minnewater Park, Bruges open-air music festival in the elegantly appropriate setting of the Minnewater Park (roots, rock, pop, reggae, rap, dance, world music…) Minnewaterpark (City Park Lake of Love) www.cactusmusic.be

25 july - 4 august 2007 incl. Early Music Festival of Flanders - Concours Musica Antiqua song, strings and Woodwind Brugge www.festival.be/brugge info & tickets: TiNCK 070/22 50 05 27 july - 11 august 2007 incl. Klinkers: summer festival in the city open-air music and film City centre www.cactusmusic.be 11 august 2007 Benenwerk / Ballroom Brugeoise: Big dancing party. Free admission www.benenwerk.be 9 & 12 august 2007 Lace Days: Walplein & Wijngaardplein, Bruges lace-making demonstrations, street entertainment, stalls,… www.kantcentrum.com 25 & 26 august 2007 Pageant of the Golden Tree: procession with images of the history of Flanders City centre www.comitevoorinitiatief.be 8 - 11 november 2007 Brugges Festival: World Music City Theatre & Biekorf Theatre www.rembetika.org 15, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 23 august 2008 Festival on the canals Major event on the picturesque canals of Bruges City centre www.comitevoorinitiatief.be

More information about these events: www.brugge.be (tourism and practical information) www.cultuurcentrumbrugge.be www.concertgebouw.be www.bruggeplus.be www.tinck.be www.dewerf.be — Info and Tickets In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand

the wet- and woodland of bruges enjoy the pleasures of a truly historic region

There are some places that always seem to offer that little bit more. The wet- and woodland of Bruges is just that kind of place: a historic region which only the very best superlatives are fit to describe. To begin with, the region’s neighbours - the Belgian coast and the world famous city of Bruges - are both top-quality acts. But this is also true of the wet- and woodland itself! In the wet- and woodland you will wander from one picturesque village to the next, stopping to admire the beauty of the lush countryside and to sample the local colour - and cuisine! - at one of the many pubs and restaurants along the way. And when you have had enough of all this rural charm, there are welcoming cities with a human face near at hand to provide an attractive alternative. Fortunate in their rich cultural and artistic heritage, these cities all have one thing in common: they are all worth getting to know! Are you looking for an exclusive hotel, a simple Bed & Breakfast, a charming holiday home or a guest room with character? The wet- and woodland of Bruges has them all. And with the wet- and woodland guide from In&Uit Brugge [Concergebouw], ‘t Zand you are certain to find exactly what you need. In other words, a sure-fire recipe for a successful short break or a longer stay! New is the 1000-kilometer cycle route network. You can cycle from junction to junction, exploring the wet- and woodlands at your own pace. The new maps ‘Brugs Ommeland Noord’ (wet- and woodland north of Bruges) and ‘Brugs Ommeland Zuid’ (wetand woodland south of Bruges) will tell you all you need to know to cycle from one marvellous lowtraffic area to another. The cycling maps cost € 6 each, but if you buy both together, you pay only € 11. Info: www.brugseommeland.be

Sint-Trudo Abbey Male

Tudor City Park

Former castle of the Counts of Flanders, with a 14th- 15th century keep. Restored and enlarged from 1952 to 1972. Today convent of the canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre. Near the Abbey is the former town hall of Male (the ‘Hooghe Huus’) and an ancient pillory (‘pelderijn’).
Maalse Steenweg | Sint-Kruis http://users.skynet.be/abdijmale/ accessibility by bus: nr. 6 St-Kruis/Malehoek, boarding point: Wollestraat (map: E9) by car: via Maalse Steenweg (map: J8)

Charming country park (ca 100 acres) with majestic castle in Tudor style.
open country park every day from dawn till sunset. open botanical garden and bee-hives can be visited from 1.5 through 31.10 Mo-Fri: 2.00-5.00 p.m. Sun: 2.00-6.00 p.m. Stedelijke Groendienst tel. 050/32 90 11 Mo-Fri: 8.30 a.m.-noon | 2.00-4.00 p.m. Zeeweg 147, Sint-Andries accessibility by bus: nr. 5 St-Andries/Hermitage, boarding point: Biekorf (map: E8) by car: via Torhoutse Steenweg (map: A10)


Provincial Estate Fort Beieren

Provincial Estate Tillegembos

City Park Beisbroek

Sint-Andries Abbey Zevenkerken

Fort Beieren is the most recent of the Flemish provincial parks. It is situated between the suburb of Koolkerke and the Damme Canal. The 26 hectare site offers a number of features of interest, including a series of earthworks dating from 1704 and the last vestiges of a castle demolished in 1956. These cultural-historical remains blend perfectly with the numerous different natural elements, such as overgrown ditches, open watercourses, wind-twisted Marilandica poplars, an old castle garden, romantic bridges, dense woodland and open meadows. In short, the ideal place for a leisurely stroll.
Koolkerkse Steenweg | Koolkerke accessibility by bus: nr. 4 Koolkerke boarding point: 't Zand and Station (map: C10 and B13) by car: via Koolkerkse Steenweg (map: I2)

Over 284 acres of wellkept woodland with interesting flora and fauna, footpaths, playgrounds, horse-mill, rural inn ‘De Trutselaar’ and the remarkable 14thcentury watercastle.
St-Michiels accessibility by bus: nr. 25 St-Michiels/Veemarkt boarding point: Biekorf (map: E8) and Station (map: B13) by car: via Torhoutsesteenweg (map: A10)

Lovely country park covering some 200 acres, with deciduous and needleleaved trees, heath-land, footpaths, picnicgrounds, deercompound and cafeteria. Castle that serves as Nature Centre. Permanent interactive exhibition at the Nature Centre.
open April-November: Mo-Fri: 2.00-5.00 p.m. | Sun: 2.00-6.00 p.m. March: Sun: 2.00-6.00 p.m. Stedelijke Groendienst | tel. 050/32 90 11 (Mo-Fri: 8.30 a.m.-noon. | 2.00-4.00 p.m.)

Benedictine Abbey, founded about 1100, destroyed during the 18th-century French occupation and rebuilt afterwards. Situated in a large forest with several footpaths. The abbey church is certainly worth a visit. On the estate, you can also visit a farm and a cafeteria (‘Benediktusheem’) with religious bookshop and sun-terrace.
Torhoutsesteenweg | Loppem www.zevenkerken.org accessibility by bus: nr. 72 Brugge/Loppem/Zedelgem, bus stop Heidelberg boarding point: 't Zand and Station (map: C10 and B13) by car: via Torhoutsesteenweg (map: A10)

Public Observatory The sun, stars and planets can be observed at the Public Observatory. You will be initiated into the secrets of the fascinating night sky with the modern Zeiss planetarium, an interactive exhibition and a wellequipped observatory. New! The ‘Planetenpad’: walking path from the parking up to the castle: 835m.
open regular planetarium presentations Wed: 3.00 | 4.30 p.m. | Fri: 8.30 p.m. Sun: 3.00 | 4.30 p.m. Group visits (min. 15 persons) on request. price planetarium presentations Children € 3.00 Adults € 4.00 Zeeweg 96, Sint-Andries | tel. 050/39 05 66 info@beisbroek.be | www.beisbroek.be accessibility by bus: nr. 52 Brugge/Gistel/Oostende, nr. 53 Brugge/Jabbeke boarding point: 't Zand and Station (map: C10 and B13) by car: via Torhoutse Steenweg (map: A10)


t h e we t - an d w o o dl an d of bruges

Boudewijn Seapark Brugge

Attractive family theme park with lots of games for children: carousel, birds of prey and parrots, giant wheel, ... At the Dolfinarium (1.600 seats), playful dolphins offer a fascinating show. In the new open-air bassin, the sea lions steal the show all day long. The panoramic aquaramas allow spectators to have a look under the water surface.
open April - August: show every day at 2 p.m. (school days) and 4 p.m. May - June: school days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Weekends and Holidays: show at 4 p.m. September: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. Other days: only for groups and upon request October - March: upon request for groups There is always a show at 4 p.m. For extra shows: please check www.boudewijnseapark.be Info & tickets: In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], 't Zand The theme park is open every day in July and August from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April: Easter Holidays: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May - June: every day, except on Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September: Saturday, Sunday and first 3 Wednesdays of the month: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

info Boudewijn Seapark Brugge A. De Baeckestraat 12 | 8200 St-Michiels tel. 050/408 408 | fax 050/382 343 info@boudewijnseapark.be www.boudewijnseapark.be accessibility outside the city centre by bus: nr. 7 & 17 St-Michiels, boarding point: ’t Zand (map: C9) & Biekorf, Kuipersstr. (map: E8)

De Toverplaneet

Children’s Farm De Zeven Torentjes

Wicked indoor playground and cafetaria.
open Wed: 1.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m. Fri: 3.30 p.m.-8.00 p.m. Sat, Sun and holidays: 10.30 a.m.8.00 p.m. Adults: FREE entrance May be closed during hot summer weather. Legeweg 88 | 8200 St-Andries Brugge GSM 0478/22 69 29 www.detoverplaneet.be accessibility by bus: nr. 9, stop: Hertsvelde (map: A10)


Former feudal estate (14th century) with nicely restored pigeonhouse and gothic barn (nowadays used for cultural purposes). Youngsters can participate in a whole range of educational activities. There is also a children’s playground and a cafeteria.
open free entrance during weekdays & weekends from 8.00 a.m.-sunset. info Children’s farm, tel. 050/35 40 43 Stedelijke Groendienst: 050/32 90 11 (Mo-Fri: 8.30-noon | 2.00-4.00 p.m.) Cafetaria 050/37 13 04 open every day from 2 p.m. (Sunday from 11.00 a.m.), closed on Monday and Tuesday (in school holidays only closed on Tuesday)

Multipurpose sports centre with olympic-size swimming pool, rollerskate rink, lots of facilities for in- and outdoor sports. Club’s and Cercle’s (Bruges’ two football teams) home games are played at the Jan Breydel stadium.
Koning Leopold III - laan 50 8200 Sint-Andries Guided tours in the Jan Breydel stadium: tel. 050/40 21 21 accessibility by bus: nr. 25 St-Andries/Olympia, boarding point: Biekorf (map: E8) & ’t Zand (map: C9) by car: via Gistelse Steenweg or Torhoutse Steenweg (map: A10)


Wicked indoor playground and cafetaria with view on the playground. Also organisation of birthday parties. School outings upon demand.
open Wed, Sat, Sun and school holidays: 1.00-7.00 p.m. Adults: FREE entrance Diksmuidestraat 5 | 8000 Brugge tel. 050/34 84 27 | fax 050/34 84 28 GSM 0496/81 65 63 www.speeldorp.be | info@speeldorp.be by bus: nr. 14, stop: Krakelebrug, De Veste (map: E3)

Canadaring 41 | 8310 Assebroek accessibility by bus: nr. 2 A.Z. St-Lucas/Assebroek, boarding point: Biekorf (map: E8) by car: via Generaal Lemanlaan (map: I12)



Historical museum

Lisseweegs Vaartje

Lissewege, a peaceful and picturesque suburb of Bruges, is undoubtedly the best preserved and prettiest rural community on the Flemish coastal plain. Grouped around the church, the lovely whitewashed houses line the banks of a delightful little canal that runs through the centre. All around are wide meadows and fields.

The many unique pictures, maps, scale models and archaeological finds displayed in the museum illustrate the history of more than 1000 years of the ‘White village’ of Lissewege and the former Cistercian abbey of Ter Doest.
open July 1 - August 31: 2 p.m. till 5.30 p.m. Oude Pastoriestraat 5, 8380 Lissewege

Quaint small canal, former trade route between Lissewege and Bruges, with beautiful flowered banks in summer.


Church of Our Lady

Small hexagonal baroque building (1687) with a.o. statue of St Bernard, founder of the Cistercian Order.

Impressive early-gothic brickstone church (13th century). Quite remarkable interior with fine furnishings, organ-case, pulpit and rood loft dd. 1652 by Walram Romboudt, paintings by J. Van Oost, M. Van Duvenede and J. Maes, miraculous Madonna-statue (1625). On top of the 166-feet tower, you can enjoy an overwhelming view of the surrounding countryside.

Ter Doest

Former Cistercian abbey (12th century) of which a massive 13th-14th-century gothic barn, part of the older farm with pigeonhouse (1651) and a monumental entrance gate (1662) still exist.

open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. open the tower is accessible from May till October on request. July and August: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Church: daily accessible from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. tower guard: tel. 050/54 77 67


by train: train to Zeebrugge, which stops at Lissewege by car: follow road signs to Zeebrugge

info VVV-Lissewege v.z.w Oude Pastoriestraat 5 8380 LISSEWEGE Tel. 050/55 29 55 | Fax 050/35 02 15 vvv.lissewege@pandora.be www.lissewege.be

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Linked with Bruges by a 7,5 mile canal, Zeebrugge is a seaside resort looking to the future. The international port, jutting far out into the sea, doesn’t prevent holidaymakers from frolicking on the fine little sandy beach. On the sea front, hotels and cafés give tourists their warmest welcome. Zeebrugge is the most important Belgian fishing port. The Zeebrugge wholesale fish market, installed in a modern complex in the inner port, is one of the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in Europe. Zeebrugge also has an attractive marina which can accommodate some 100 vessels. Zeebrugge also enjoys a very convenient geographical location, just a few miles away from beautiful Bruges, the fashionable sea resort of Knokke, and the picturesque village of Lissewege. There is also a new cycle route along the coast, which goes all the way from De Panne to Knokke-Heist and which constitutes a safe and pleasant way to go from one seaside resort to another. The 86-kilometer route introduces you to a very varied coastal landscape and takes you alongside dunes, polder landscapes, sea banks, ports and maritime sights.


Stella Maris Chapel (1956) St Donaas’ Church Marina

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During the summer season, the beach invites to (sun)bathing, playing and relaxing. Autumn and winter are the best seasons to take a long walk along the seaside.


The marina at Omookaai provides berths for some 100 yachts. tel. 050/54 49 03
Royal Belgian Sailing Club

Promenade St-George Memorial

Fishermen’s Cross

On the western dam, a promenade reaches far out into the open sea. At the foot of the dam the ‘St-George Memorial’ commemorates the Battle of Zeebrugge (23.4.1918) on which occasion the British Royal Navy finally put the German U-Boot base out of action.

The Fishermen’s Cross commemorates the many fishermen who perished at sea.

Naval Base

City Community House Marktplein

Container terminals

The City Community House in Marktplein is the seat of the municipal administration. The premises also have a sociocultural function.

Railway Station Village Beach


During the summer months there are trains that stop at the station right next to the beach.

Pierre Vandamme sea lock

The Pierre Vandamme sea lock is accessible for vessels up to 125 000 DWT (dead weight ton). Length: 500 m, width: 57 m, useful depth: 18,5 m.



The cycle route along the coast also serves as an ideal starting point to discover the hinterland, as it is immediately connected to the network of cycle routes of the Westhoek (small part of Belgium that borders France) and the wet- and woodland of Bruges.













Carferries Zeebrugge

Boat trip in the seaport

Seafront, Maritime Theme Park

Useful adressess

Services for passengers and cars. to Hull
P&O Ferries Leopold II-dam 13 | 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 070/70 77 71 | www.ponsf.com

to Rosyth
Superfast Ferries | www.superfast.com tel. 050/25 22 52

Guided visits to the seaport
Visits can be organised every day, except on Sundays and public holidays, between 8.30 a.m.11.00 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.-3.30 p.m. Groups have to provide their own coach and sound equipment. On request groups can obtain a guide for a visit to the seaport. Requests have to be addressed to the Port Authority (MBZ) at least one month before the planned visit.
price per guide 2 hours (film, exhibition and tour) € 60.00 on Sundays only tour by bus Requests have to be addressed to the Port Authority (MBZ) at least one month before the planned visit. info | bookings Port Authority | Isabellalaan 1 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/54 32 11 | fax 050/54 32 24 mbz@zeebruggeport.be www.portofzeebrugge.be

A roundtrip aboard the ‘Euro-Line’ vessel (capacity of 300 passengers) allows you to discover the port of Zeebrugge in full detail. As from the beginning of September 2004, the visit to the outport of Zeebrugge will be replaced by the visit to the inner port and the outport of Lissewege.
open Groups: season from March untill November 2007 (on request) Individuals: 2.00 p.m. and 4 p.m. Easter holidays: daily May - June - September: Sundays and Holidays July & August: daily August: extra trip daily at 11 a.m. departure (map: D2) Prins Albertdok, Rederskaai price Individuals Kids between 3 and 12 Senior Groups (+ 20 pers.) Adults Children

Seafront is mainly known for its authentic Russian submaine, exclusive in Belgium. Experience yourself how 75 crewmembers worked and lived/survived for months on end of this steel colossus. Sensation in the submarine: experience an attack. Former Fish Market as a maritime theme park. In the vast building of the Old Fish Market you learn more about the various aspects of the sea. A wealth of information about the evolution of the harbour of Zeebrugge, the fishing industry, the origin of the North Sea, … Fun for kids: Pirate’s Paradise!
open Every day from 10.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. July and August from 10.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. Closed 8/1 - 26/1/2007 price Children -1 m (if accompanied by an adult) Children -12 years Adults 60+ Groups (as of 20 persons) Kids Adults info Seafront N.V. Vismijnstraat 7-9 | 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/55 14 15 | fax 050/55 04 13 info@seafront.be | www.seafront.be

tourist info Zeebrugge Toerisme Brugge, Zeedijk, 8380 Zeebrugge, tel. 050/54 50 42 www.brugge.be/zeebrugge Open: Easter and Whitsun weekends + every day in July and August (10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 1.306 p.m.)
Off-season: please apply to In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand

Port Authority Zeebrugge Isabellalaan 1, B-8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/54 32 11 fax 050/54 32 24 www.portofzeebrugge.be

Havenkapitein (Port Captain’s Office) P. Vandammesluis 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/54 32 40 fax 050/54 32 49 Zeebrugse Visveiling (wholesale fish market) Noordzeestraat 201 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/54 41 20 P&O Ferries Leopold II-Dam 13 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 070/70 77 71 Royal Belgian Sailing Club Rederskaai 1 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/54 49 03 fax 050/55 26 05 Marine police (SPN Zeebrugge) Veerbootstraat 1 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/55 60 40 fax 050/55 60 43 fedpolspnz@skynet.be Local Police Zeebrugge Marktplein 12 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/47 29 35 fax 050/54 47 14 zeebrugge.politie@brugge.be Municipal administration Marktplein 12 8380 Zeebrugge tel. 050/54 45 97

€ 8.50 € 6.50 € 7.90 € 7.90 € 5.90

During the main season party-cruises at Saturday-night with discobar and barbecue on board.
dates Tel. 0475/20 94 52, www.euro-line.be info | bookings Euro-Line | Charles de Kerckhovelaan 151 9000 Gent Starting point: former fish market Zeebrugge (cfr. Seafront) tel. 0475/20 94 52 | fax 09/224 22 96 info@euro-line.be | info@havenrondvaarten.be www.euro-line.be

FREE € 8.50 € 10.50 € 10.00 € 6.25 € 8.50



th e w e t - an d w o o dl an d of bruges daytrips

Excursion Damme

Flanders Fields WW I Battlefields Tour

Quasimodo TRIP 1

Boat trip Bruges - Damme

A panoramic mini-coach tour to the picturesque town of Damme. Comments in the language of your choice (individual headphones). Return trip aboard the river barge ‘Lamme Goedzak’. On disembarking, the bus takes you back to the departure point in Bruges Markt square.
practical Tour season: 2-hour tour (April through September): departure from Markt square, Bruges at 4.00 p.m. price Adults Children (6-11) trip lasts 2 hours € 16.50 € 8.25

Very personal and laidback minibus-tours, visiting Passendale, Hill 60, underground dugouts, abandoned trenches, bunkers and craters, Menin Gate at Ypres and Memorials to British Empire troops, Tyne cot etc. From February to New Year on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from April to October.

On board the river barge ‘Lamme Goedzak’. Starting point at Noorweegse Kaai. (map: J2).
practical Every day, from Easter through 15 October. departures from Bruges: 10.00 a.m. 12.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. 6.00 p.m. departures from Damme: 9.15 a.m. 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. 5.20 p.m. price single way Adults € 5.20 65 + € 4.70 Children (3-11 years) € 3.70 Groups (minimum 30 persons) Adults € 4.70 65 + € 4.20 Children (3-11 years) € 3.50 return trip Adults € 6.70 65 + € 5.70 Children (3-11 years) € 4.70 Groups (minimum 30 persons) Adults € 6.20 65 + € 5.20 Children (3-11 years) € 4.20 Bus connection: nr. 4 St-JozefKoolkerke, boarding point: Markt special bus "Bruges - Damme" nr. 43 to landing stage: from 1/4 to 1/10 from railway station: 9.33 a.m.11.33 a.m.-1.33 a.m.-2.33 p.m.-3.33 p.m.-5.33 p.m. from markt square: 9.39 a.m.-11.39 a.m.-1.39 p.m.-2.39 p.m.-3.39 p.m.5.39 p.m.

Triple Treat Chocolates, waffles & beer

Quasimodo TRIP 2

info | Sightseeing Line Brugge Kanunnik Decoeneplein 6, 8310 Brugge tel. 050/35 50 24 (10.00 a.m.-noon) | fax 050/35 80 24 info@citytour.be | www.citytour.be

VIP Day Breaks

Exclusive and personalised day trips from Bruges in luxury private cars with private guides, including all entrance fees to attractions at the destination of your choice: the three ‘Front’ cities, the Belgian coast, Ghent and the valley of the River Leie, Bruges and Damme, Antwerp and Brussels.
info and reservation: Hansa Incoming tel. 050/39 56 94 | www.incoming.be

Discover the ‘Belgian delights’ with a very personal and laidback mini-bus tour along the delightful Flemish countryside: two grand castles, visiting ‘Chocolate World’, sampling a delicious waffle, visit to a chocolate factory and discovering Belgian beers. Leaving Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from February till December.
practical Pick-up at 9.15 a.m. at Parkhotel, ‘t Zand (map C9). (hotel pick-ups possible on request) Comments in English (tour ends at 5.00 p.m.). price Adults € 50.00 Younger than 26 € 40.00 Prices include packed picnic lunch, entrance fees. info | reservation Quasimodo Tours tel. 050/37 04 70 | fax 050/37 49 60 free phonenumber 0800/97525 info@quasimodo.be | www.quasimodo.be

info | reservation Toerisme Damme tel. 050/28 86 10 toerisme@damme.be map


Flanders Fields Battlefield Daytours

The Old Piper

Tours for independent travellers and small groups (max 8 pers.). Minibus with air conditioned comfort, no smoking permitted aboard. “Less people - More sightseeing!”

Oldtimer-paddle boat (built in 1928), with a capacity of 160 passengers (sun deck: 90, inner deck: 70). The boat can be hired by groups, associations or companies of 20 persons or more. A daily (except on Sundays) two- or three-hours’ cruising between Bruges and Beernem on the canal Ostend-Ghent.
practical info Departure 2- or 3-hours’ cruise possible every day (except on Sundays) Minimum 20 persons required to operate this tour. Departure times are negotiable, reservation (telephone, fax or e-mail) is required. starting point Bargeweg (coach park), (map E14) near Katelijnepoort. price Groups (minimum 20 persons) 2-hours’ cruise info | reservation (reservation required!) rederij Hubrouck | Katelijnestraat 108 | 8000 Brugge fax 050/34 48 71 | GSM 0475/47 64 43 walter.hubrouck@pandora.be | users.pandora.be/brugge.the.old.piper map € 7.50 per person

Ypres & Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour

Daytours TOUR 1

Fully guided English spoken day tour to the Flanders fields. Visit the major battlefield sites including the “In Flanders Fields Museum” at Ypres (“Wipers”). Visit the largest german cemetery, the world’s largest WW1 cemetery of the commonwealth: Tyne cot cemetery at Passchendale, The Menin Gate at Ypres, Talbot House in Poperinge and WW1 trenches in Diksmuide.
In a “All-inclusive day tour”, with drinks during the day, drinks and normal lunch (not a packed lunch), museum tickets, insurance, etc. All admissions, insurance and drinks, as well as lunch are included. practical info Pick-up at around 8.45 a.m. | Return at around 5.30 p.m. Every day from Tuesday until Sunday included. price Adults Under 26 years

Polder-Cruise Bruges-Ostend

€ 59.00 € 50.00

Last Post

Daytours TOUR 2

Cruising aboard the Yserstar on the canal Bruges-Ostend through the wonderful and romantic polder landscape. Optional visit to Ostend.
practical info Departure from 1/7 up to 31/8 | Departures from Bruges: 5.00 p.m. Departures from Ostend: 11.00 a.m. | Duration: 1,5 hour (round trip) starting point Steenkaai, Brugge (map: A3) info & prices | reservations (not obligatory to make reservations) Seastar Robert Orlentpromenade 2 | 8620 Nieuwpoort tel. 058/23 24 25 | fax 058/23 24 00 www.seastar.be Info: In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], 't Zand

Transport from Bruges to Ypres, Last Post - ceremony at the Menin Gate and transport back to Bruges.
practical info Pick-up at 6.30 p.m. and return at around 9.30 p.m. Every day, on request. price Adults € 40.00 Free pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. On request daytrips tailor made! info | reservation Daytours free phonenumber 0800/99 133 tel. 050/34 60 60 | fax 050/34 60 60 info@visitbruges.org www.visitbruges.org






Church services

DE POST Markt 5 KBC Steenstraat 38 FORTIS BANK Simon Stevinplein 3 EUROPABANK Vlamingstraat 13 AXA 't Zand 1

open 11.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays price For the first 15 minutes 1 hour Congresgebouw Oud-Sint-Jan Mariastraat 38 | 8000 Brugge | (map: D10) tel. 050/34 99 73 | info@thecoffeelink.com www.thecoffeelink.com

€ 1.50 € 5.00

Carillon Concerts

Concerts on the Belfry’s carillon are played according to the following schedule.
concerts October through mid-June: Sun, Wed and Sat: 2.15-3.00 p.m. summer season: Mo, Wed and Sat: 9.00-10.00 p.m. Sun: 2.15-3.00 p.m. tel. / fax 050/33 40 73

open Mon-Sat: 10.00 a.m.-9.00 p.m. | Sun: 10.30 a.m.-9.00 p.m. price 1 hour € 2.00 corner Langestraat-Predikherenstraat 8000 Brugge tel. 050/61 67 39 (map: G8)

saturday Beguinage Church Holy Blood H.-Magdalena Our Lady 5.30 p.m. Capucines 6.00 p.m. St Anne’s St Giles’ St James’ 4.30 p.m. St Saviour’s 4.00 p.m. St Walburga‘s English Church Sint-Pieterskapel, Keersstr. 1 United Protestants Church Sint-Pieterskapel, Keersstr. 1 Free Evangelical Church Naaldenstraat 18 Oecumenical Chapel Ezelstraat 83

sunday 9.30 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 7.00 & 10.30 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 10.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 7.00 p.m. 6.00 p.m. 10.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m.

price € 1 per half an hour Ezelstraat 47-49 8000 Brugge tel. 050/33 31 33 info@snuffel.be | www.snuffel.be (map: D6)

Medical Assistance
Doctors on call
8.00 p.m. through 8.00 a.m. tel. 078/15 15 90

Pharmacists on weekend-call
9.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. 10.00 p.m.-9.00 a.m. tel. 050/40 61 62 or 0900/10 500 tel. 101 tel. 100


BAUHAUS CYBERCAFE Weekly programmes on display at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand. Movies in original version. Subtitles in Dutch and French. www.cinebel.be Ciné Liberty
Kuipersstraat 23 (map: E7) price for the first 15 minutes + per minute Langestraat 145 (map: I7) 8000 Brugge www.bauhaus.be € 1.00 € 0.05

Emergency service S.O.S. Hospitals:
A.Z. St-Jan St-Lucas St-Franciscus Xaveriuskliniek

tel. 050/45 21 11 tel. 050/36 91 11 tel. 050/47 04 70 tel. 050/32 07 27 tel. 050/33 26 28 tel. 070/245 245

Red Cross

Exchange offices

Vlaamse Kruis Anti-toxic centre

Sint-Jakobsstraat 36 (map: D7) www.lumiere.be Kinepolis Brugge (map: A14) Koning Albert-I-Laan 200 www.kinepolis.com/brugge

Goffin Change, Steenstraat 2 (map: E8) Pillen R.W.J., Rozenhoedkaai 2 (map: F9)

On-site tourist information point: In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand Open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., on Thursdays open to 8.00 p.m.

We are here!


Shopping & market days

Swimming Pools

Bruges is one of the most attractive shopping cities in (West) Flanders, with a large variety of shops to suit every purse. The main shopping streets are situated between Markt square and the old city gates:
Steenstraat, Simon Stevinplein, Mariastraat, Zuidzandstraat, Zilverpand, St-Jakobsstraat, St-Amandsstraat, Geldmuntstraat, Noordzandstraat, Smedenstraat, Vlamingstraat, Philipstockstraat, Academiestraat, Hoogstraat, Langestraat, Wollestraat, Katelijnestraat. More info on www.bezigbrugge.be

Jan Guilini
Keizer Karelstraat 41, 8000 Brugge (bus: nr. 9, bus stop Visartpark) tel. 050/31 35 54

Veltemweg 35, 8310 Brugge (bus: nr. 11, bus stop Sint-Andreaslyceum) tel. 050/35 07 77

Doornstraat 110, 8200 Brugge (bus: nr. 25, bus stop Jan Breydel) tel. 050/39 02 00 All opening hours are available at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand.

Most shops are open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The main supermarkets are situated just outside the city centre. (map: > J8 Maalsesteenweg)
9.00 a.m.-8.00 p.m. | on Fridays to 9.00 p.m.

Market days in Bruges (Markt, ‘t Zand and Beursplein)
Wed: 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. in Market square (food and flowers) Sat: 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. in ‘t Zand square and in Beursplein (food and non-food). Sun: 8.00 a.m. -1.00 p.m. community Sint-Michiels – Ten Briele (food & non-food)


Fish market
Tue-Sat, every morning: 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

Flea market along Dijver and Fish market
Sat and Sun and public holidays, 15 March - 15 November: 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.

Damme Golf & Countryclub
Doornstraat 16 8340 Sijsele Damme tel. 050/35 35 72 fax 050/35 89 25 damme.gcc@skynet.be


Cultuurcentrum Sint-Jakobsstraat 20-26, tel 050/44 30 40 Meeting in Brugge PO Box 744, tel. 050/44 46 66 Municipal Cultural Department Burg 11, tel. 050/44 82 70 Municipal Department Architectural Heritage Oostmeers 17, tel. 050/44 85 82 Direction of Municipal Museums Dijver 12, tel. 050/44 87 11 College of Europe Dijver 11, tel. 050/47 74 77 Police Station Hauwerstraat 7, tel. 050/44 89 30

Post Office Markt 5, tel. 050/33 14 11 Provincial Government West Flanders Burg 4, tel. 050/40 31 11 State Archives Academiestraat 14-16, tel. 050/33 72 88 Telephone inquiries tel. 1207 City Hall Bruges Burg 12, tel. 050/44 81 11 City Archives Burg 11A, tel. 050/44 82 60

City Library ‘Biekorf’ Kuipersstraat 3, tel. 050/47 24 00 Municipal Information Department Burg 11, tel. 050/44 80 00 Railway Station (inquiries) Stationsplein tel. 050/30 24 24 Westtoerisme Koning Albert 1 laan 120, 8200 St-Michiels tel. 050/30 55 00 info@westtoer.be | www.westtoer.be

Concertgebouw Brugge vzw (Concert Hall) ’t Zand 34 tel. 050/47 69 99 fax 050/47 69 79 info@concertgebouw.be www.concertgebouw.be

Office station Tue-Sat: 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. & 1.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. closed on Sunday and Monday

All tourist inquiries by phone and written: Toerisme Brugge, PO Box 744, 8000 Brugge tel. 050/44 46 46 fax 050/44 46 45 toerisme@brugge.be www.brugge.be

Info & tickets for cultural events: TiNCK (by telephone and online) tel. 070/22 50 05 www.tinck.be info@tinck.be



Parking city centre and mobility
parking capacity open centre ‘t zand biekorf* 1400 200 Sun-Thu Sun-Thu 07.00-01.00 a.m. 07.00-01.00 a.m. Fri-Sat Fri-Sat 24/24 24/24 Evening rate € 2,50 when entering after 7 p.m. and max. stay 12 hours 1 hour € 1.20 (*€ 1.40) 2 hour € 2.40 (*€ 2.80) 3 hour € 3.50 (*€ 4.00) beguinage (begijnhof) 250 Mon-Sun 07.00-00.00 a.m. pandreitje 210 Mon-Sun 07.00-00.00 a.m. centre station 1500 24/24u 7 days a week
Buses to the centre operate every minute.


4 hour 5 hour 6 hour

€ 4.30 (*€ 4.80) € 5.00 (*€ 5.50) € 5.70 (*€ 6.20)

hour € 0.50 max for 24 hours € 2.50

hourly rate € 0.50 thereafter per additional hour (maximum rate € 8.70)

Parking in the city centre’s main streets is metered each day (including Sundays and holidays) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The maximum duration is 2 hours. In all the other streets in the city centre, blue zone parking (with parking disc) is in effect. Parking time is limited to 4 hours and the parking disc must be used. The blue zone parking system operates from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Sundays and (Belgian) official holidays in all the city centre’s streets.

Disabled badge holders are exempt from charges and parking disc restrictions if a valid badge is correctly displayed. There are resident parking zones in several streets in the district of WestBruges (B8-B11). Only residents with a resident permit are allowed to park here. Vehicles not displaying this permit will be towed away at the expense and the risk of the driver. Tow-away signs are posted in the resident parking zones.

City Buses*
Main bus stops:
Station (map: B13) City centre: Biekorf, Kuipersstraat (map: E8). Markt (map: E8), Wollestraat (map: E8), ‘t Zand (map: C10) Bus nr. 12: Centrum (Markt/Biekorf) - Station Katelijneparking: daily regular bus service Katelijneparking Station - ’t Zand - Markt: there and back: - from Monday to Friday: from 7.31 a.m. to 6.39 p.m. - Saturday: from 7.39 a.m. to 6.59 p.m. - Sundays and public holidays: from 9.11a.m. to 6.59 p.m. info tel. 070/22 02 00 price Ticket (presale): Ticket on the bus: Daypass (presale): Daypass on the bus: € 1.20 € 1.50 € 5.00 € 6.00

Bruges, situated on the important railway network London-Brussels-Cologne is accessible by direct trains from the main Belgian cities and from various European capitals. info tel. 050/30 24 24 and for reservation Thalys or Eurostar every day from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. www.b-rail.be

Taxi compagnies Brugge city centre
VOF Knudde-Buzeyn Rony's Taxi's BVBA BVBA Taxi Abby Albert Lezaire John Dekeyzer Rita Framhout Giovanna Penninck Carine BVBA Taxi Georges Jacques De Muijnck Brugse Taxi Services BVBA BVBA Schoonbaert Goossens Xavier BVBA Martins Taxi Taxi Richard Taxi Quick tel. 050/35 57 57 tel. 050/33 38 81 tel. 050/39 11 55 tel. 050/31 10 31 tel. 050/35 30 73 tel. 050/37 15 40 tel. 050/31 77 31 tel. 0475/57 60 15 tel. 050/37 43 45 tel. 050/33 44 55 tel. 050/37 48 50 tel. 0477/94 56 82 tel. 050/55 06 50 tel. 050/54 42 59 tel. 050/54 44 69

Stands: Markt and Stationsplein Markt: tel. 050/33 44 44 Stationsplein: tel. 050/38 46 60

* Detailed bus, train and ferry schedules are on display at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand as well as in the train station.


A Academiestraat E7 Achiel Van Ackerplein D6 18-Oktoberstraat A10 Adriaan Willaertstraat E7 Albrecht Rodenbachstraat * H7 Altebijstraat J9 Annuntiatenstraat F5 Arsenaalstraat E12 Artoisstraat C9 Augustijnenrei E6 Azijnstraat * D6 B Bakkersstraat Baliestraat Balsemboomstraat Balstraat Bapaumestraat Bargeplein Bargeweg Baron Jos. Ryelandtstraat Baron Ruzettelaan Baron Ruzettepark * Beaupréstraat Beeldenmakersstraat Beenhouwersstraat Begijnenvest Begijnhof Bekeweg Beursplein Bevrijdingslaan Biddersstraat Biezenstraat Bilkske Binnenweg * Biskajersplein Blankenbergse Steenweg Blekerijstraat Blekersstraat Blinde-Ezelstraat Bloedput Bloemenstraat Blokstraat Boeveriestraat Bollaardstraat Boninvest Boomgaardstraat Boterhuis Boudewijn Ostenstraat* Boudewijn Ravestraat Braambergstraat Brandstraat Breidelstraat Britse Kaai Brugse Mettenstraat * Buiten Begijnenvest Buiten Boeverievest* Buiten Boninvest Buiten de Dampoort* Buiten de Smedenpoort * Buiten Gentpoortvest Buiten Katelijnevest Buiten Kazernevest Buiten Kruisvest Buiten Smedenvest * Burg Burgstraat* C10 F5 I8 H7 I7 E13 E13 A5 F14 E3 J9 F10 C7 D12 D11 B1 B10 A7 E5 D5 H8 G1 F7 A2 I11 G7 F9 B7 H13 D5 B11 C8 H11 G8 D7 F7 F11 F9 B8 E8 F1 J7 C13 B11 H11 H3 A10 G12 F13 J9 I6 A9 F8 F8

Ezelpoort Ezelstraat F Filips De Goedelaan Filips Wielantstraat Fonteinstraat Fort Lapin Freren Fonteinstraat

C5 D6 B6 H13 B10 H2 G9

G Ganzenplein* H9 Ganzenstraat H9 Gapaardstraat G10 Garenmarkt F10 Garsoenstraat C11 Geernaartstraat* E8 Geerolfstraat F9 Geerwijnstraat D8 Geldmuntstraat D8 Generaal Lemanlaan I12 Genthof F7 Gentpoortstraat G11 Gentpoortvest F12 Gerard Davidstraat A4 Gerechtshof I8 Gevangenisstraat F9 Gieterijstraat C6 Gistelse Steenweg* A10> Giststraat D9 Gloribusstraat C10 Goezeputstraat D10 Gombertstraat (Nikolaas) D3 Gotje G5 Gouden-Boomstraat B5 Gouden-Handrei F6 Gouden-Handstraat F6 Goudsmedenstraat F10 Graaf Visartpark B6 Graaf De Mûelenaerelaan H2 Grauwwerkersstraat D7 Greinschuurstraat B9 Groenerei G8 Groenestraat C7 Groeninge E10 Gruuthusestraat E10 Guido Gezellelaan B9 Guido Gezelleplein E10 Guido Gezellewarande* H7 Gulden-Peerdenstraat I13 Gulden-Vlieslaan C6 G. Vincke-Dujardinstraat* B4 H Haanstraat Haarhakkerstraat Hadewijchstraat Hallestraat Hans Memlinglaan Hauwerstraat Heilige-Geeststraat Helmstraat Hemelrijk Hendrik Consciencelaan Hendrik Waelputstraat Hertsbergestraat Hoedenmakersstraat Hoefijzerlaan Hof Sebrechts Hoogste van Brugge Hoogstraat Hoogstuk Hooistraat Hoornstraat Hortensiastraat Houthulststraat Hugo Losschaertstraat Hugo Verrieststraat Huidenvettersplein I Ieperstraat Ijzerstraat C9 H4 H13 E9 A7 B10 D10 D8 H5 B10 A2 F8 E6 B8 C8 C10 F8 H10 H9 G7 H14 C4 D6 H7 F9 E8 E3

Kardinaal Mercierstraat Karel Defloustraat Karel de Stoutelaan Karel van Manderstraat Kartuizerinnenstraat Kartuizerstraat Kastanjeboomstraat Kasteelgeleed Katelijnestraat Katelijnevest Kazernevest Keersstraat Kegelschoolstraat Keizer Karelstraat Kelkstraat Kemelstraat Kersenboomstraat* Ketsbruggestraat Kipstraat Klaverstraat Kleine H. Geeststraat* Kleine Hertsbergestraat* Kleine Hoedenmakerstraat* Kleine Hoefijzerstraat* Kleine Kuipersstraat Kleine Nieuwstraat Kleine Sint-Amandsstraat* Kleine Sint-Jansstraat Klokstraat Kloostermuur Kolenkaai Komvest Konfijtstraat Koning Albert-I-laan Koningin Astridpark Koningin Elisabethlaan Koningstraat Koolbrandersstraat Koolkerkse Steenweg Koolstuk Koopmansstraat Kopstraat Korte Blekersstraat* Korte Raamstraat* Korte Riddersstraat Korte Rijkepijndersstraat* Korte Ropeerdstraat* Korte Sint-Annastraat Korte Speelmansstraat* Korte Sportstraat Korte Vuldersstraat Kortewinkel Korte Zilverstraat Koudemarkt Kraanplein Kraanrei* Kreupelenstraat Krom Genthof Krommestraat Kroonstraat Kruisboogstraat Kruisvest Kruitenbergstraat Kuiperstraat Kwekersstraat L Lane Lange Raamstraat Langerei Langestraat Lange Vesting Lauwerstraat Leemputstraat Leestenburg Leeuwstraat Leffingestraat Leliestraat Lendestraat Leo van Geluwestraat Leopold I-laan Leopold II-laan Loppemstraat L. Coiseaukaai Luikstraat

C4 A4 A6 J5 E9 J6 E10 B1 E12 E12 I9 E8 B9 B6 F8 D9 H8 C13 E7 D5 D10 G8 E6 C9 C8 F5 E8 B8 B10 J5 C3 E3 I9 A13 G10 D4 F7 D10 J5 J5 I8 D8 G7 F6 F7 H6 H6 G7 H6 J4 C10 E7 D8 F10 E7 E7 B9 F6 G2 B4 I12 I6 G9 E8 I8 B9 F6 G4 H8 A9 A5 B9 H4 D7 G8 H14 D10 A2 A5 C3 E9 G1 D3

Nieuwstraat Nijverheidstraat Niklaas Desparsstraat Nikolaas Gombertstraat Noord-Gistelhof Noordstraat Noordzandstraat Noorweegse Kaai

E9 I10 E8 D3 E6 E11 D9 I3

O Oliebaan H5 O.-L.- Vrouwekerkhof-Zuid* E10 Ontvangersstraat D8 Oostendse Steenweg A1 Oosterlingenplein F7 Oost-Gistelhof F6 Oostmeers D11 Oost-Proosse H4 Oranjeboomstraat* D10 Oude Burg E9 Oude Gentweg F11 Oude Zak C7 Oude Zomerstraat* E9 P Paalstraat B9 Palmstraat D8 ’t Pand F10 Pandreitje F9 Paradijsstraat I4 Park G9 Past. Van Haecke plantsoen* C6 Pater Damiaanstraat C7 Peerdenstraat G8 Peperstraat H7 Peter Benoitlaan A7 Peterseliestraat H5 Philipstockstraat E8 Pieter Pourbusstraat E7 Pijpersstraat D10 Poitevinstraat D6 Pottenmakersstraat D7 Potterierei G4 Predikherenrei H9 Predikherenstraat G8 Prinsenhof D8 Prins Albertstraat J8 Prof. Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat D12 R Raamstraat Riddersstraat Rijkepijndersstraat Rijselstraat Robijnstraat Rode-Haanstrraat Rodestraat Rolweg Roompotstraat Ropeerdstraat Rozemarijnstraat* Rozendal Rozenstraat Rozenhoedkaai Rubenslaan Rustenburgstraat S Sasplein Schaarstraat Scheepsdalelaan Schottinnenstraat* Schouwvegersstraat Schrijnwerkersstraat* Schrijversstraat Schuttersstraat* ’s Gravenstraat Simon Stevinplein Singel Sint-Amandsstraat Sint-Annakerkstraat Sint-Annaplein* Sint-Annarei Sint-Brunostraat Sint-Claradreef Sint-Clarastraat Sint-Gillisdorpstraat* Sint-Gilliskerkhof Sint-Gilliskerkstraat Sint-Gilliskoorstraat Sint-Godelievedreef Sint-Jakobsplein* Sint-Jakobsstraat Sint-Jan in de Meers Sint-Jansdreef Sint-Jansplein Sint-Jansstraat Sint-Jorisstraat Sint-Katarinastraat Sint-Maartensbilk Sint-Maartensplein* Sint-Niklaasstraat Sint-Obrechtsstraat Sint-Pieterskaai Sint-Salvatorskerkhof Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat Sint-Walburgastraat Sledestraat* Smedenstraat Snaggaardstraat Spaanse Loskaai Spanjaardstraat Speelmansrei D6 F8 G6 A14 E7 E7 H7 H6 B7 G6 E8 C6 H14 F9 H13 A3 H3 G10 B4 F6 B8 F7 E6 D6 G3 D9 B10 D8 G7 G7 G7 I8 E4 E5 F5 F6 F6 F6 J3 D7 D8 C10 A8 F8 F7 E6 G14 B10 F7 E9 C11 C3 D10 D9 F8 D6 B9 H6 E6 E7 C9

Speelmansstraat Speelpleinlaan Spiegelrei Spinolarei Spoorwegstraat Sportstraat Stalijzerstraat Stationslaan Stationsplein Steenhouwersdijk Steenkaai Steenstraat Sterstraat Stijn Streuvelsstraat Stoelstraat Stokersstraat Stoofstraat Strostraat Sulferbergstraat T Ter Pannestraat Ter Lake Timmermansstraat Torenbrug* Torhoutse Steenweg* Tornooistraat* Tuiniersstraat Tuinstraat Twijnstraat ’t Zand ’t Zweerd* V Van Steenestraat Van Voldenstraat Veldmaarschalk Fochstraat Veldstraat Venkelstraat Verbrand Nieuwland Verversdijk Vestingstraat Violierstraat Vismarkt Visspaanstraat Vizierstraat Vlamingdam Vlamingstraat Vrijdagmarkt Vrijheidstraat Vuldersreitje Vuldersstraat W Waalsestraat Wagnerstraat Walplein Walstraat Walweinstraat Wantestraat Wapenmakersstraat Weidestraat Werfplein Werfstraat Werkhuisstraat West-Gistelhof Westmeers Wevershof* Wijnenburgstraat Wijngaardplein Wijngaardstraat Wijnzakstraat* Willem de Dekenstraat Willemijnendreef Witteleertouwersstraat

H6 J10 F7 F7 B14 J5 G10 A11 C13 F9 A3 D9 F6 I7 I7 G4 E10 G7 E12 E3 G14 H8 F6 A10 B5 J5 H14 F8 C9 G9 I13 B11 D4 A14 H7 H8 G7 F13 G10 F9 F12 H10 E5 E7 C10 G14 I7 H8 F9 G12 E11 E11 F3 G14 F8 H14 D4 D4 F11 E6 C11 D11 A3 D11 E11 F7 E4 G10 G9

C Calvariebergstraat F4 Camiel Van Den Busschestraat J14 C. v/d Walle de Ghelckestr. G14 Carmersstraat G6 Cesar Gezellestraat H12 Chartreuseweg* A14> Colettijnenstraat E12 Collaert Mansionstraat F5 Cordoeaniersstraat E8 Coupure G9 D Dampoortstraat Damse Vaart-Zuid Daverlostraat De Garre* De Tuintjes Dhoorestraat Diamantslijpersstraat Dijver Diksmuidestraat Dirk Boutsstraat Driekoningenweg* Driekroezenstraat Driezwanenstraat Dudzeelse Steenweg Dweersstraat E Edestraat Edward De Denestraat* Eekhoutpoort Eekhoutstraat Eiermarkt Eiland Elf-Julistraat Elisabeth Zorghestraat Emman. De Neckerstraat Engelsestraat Engelstraat Esseboomstraat Eugeen Van Oyestraat E. van ‘t Padstraat J6 I3 H12 E8 J4 I13 F10 E9 E3 C4 J8 E11 G6 G1 C9 J4 G13 F10 F9 E8 C12 D5 G6 B5 F7 G9 I8 G14 H12

(* not indicated on the map)

J James Wealestraat E4 Jakobijnessenstraat F11 Jakob Van Ooststraat E7 Jagerstraat* A14> Jan Blockxstraat G12 Jan Boninstraat D6 Jan Breydellaan A8 Jan Miraelstraat E6 Jan Moritoenstraat* G13 Jan van Eyckplein F7 Jan van Ruusbroecstraat G13 Jasmijnstraat H14 Jeruzalemstraat G7 Joe Englishstraat A4 Joost De Damhouderstraat G7 Jozef Suvéestraat F9 Jozef Wautersstraat* A14> Julius Delaplacestraat J6 Julius Dooghelaan J5 Julius & M. Sabbestraat F4 J. Van Praetstraat J1 K Kalkovenstraat Kammakersstraat Kandelaarstraat Kantwerkersplein* Kapelstraat D6 B9 G8 H7 E5

M Maagdendal E5 Maagdenstraat B10 Maalse Steenweg J8 Magdalenastraat A11 Mallebergplaats F8 Marcus Laurinstraat J6 Mariastraat E10 Maria van Bourgondiëlaan A6 Markt E8 Meestraat F8 Middelburgstraat* F8 Minderbroederstraat G9 Minneboplein* G8 Minnewater E12 Moerkerkestraat H9 Moerkerkse Steenweg J7 Moerstraat D8 Molenmeers G8 Mortierstraat C8 Muntplein-Muntpoort D8 Muur Der Doodgeschotenen* I8 N Naaldenstraat Neststraat Nieuwe Gentweg D7 C8 F10

Woensdagmarkt Wollestraat Wulfhagestraat Wulpenstraat

F7 E9 C8 H3

Z Zakske D7 Zandstraat* A10> Zevensterrestraat C9 Zilverstraat D9 Zonnekemeers D11 Zuidervaartje J3 Zuidzandstraat C9 Zeger Van Malestraat* A6 Zuider Boomgaard I14 Zwaluwenstraat C3 Zwarteleertouwersstraat G9 Zwijnstraat B9


Big city map for sale at In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand and at the railway station.

city map bruges



Conzett bridge City gate City gate Genoese Lodge (Saaihalle) Hof Bladelin Hof van Watervliet "Ter Beurze" house Koelewei mill City gate Gunpowder Tower Burghers' Lodge (State archives) Prinsenhof Proosdij Provincial Palace “Sint-Janshuis” mill City gate Minstrels Guild’s Chapel Fish Market Barge bridge Pavilion Toyo Ito Old Toll House F7 E7 D7 19 St Jacob's Church D10 20 St Saviour's Cathedral 21 St Walburgha's Church 22 Free Evangelical Church F6 17 St Giles' Church B10 18 St Godelieve's Abbey G7 16 St Anne's Church E10 14 Church of our Lady D6 15 Orthodox Chapel (St Helen and Constantine) G4 13 Church of our Lady of the Potterie D6 12 Discalced Carmelites C6 11 Oecuminical Chapel E9 10 Military Chapel (Carthusian Chapel) B10 09 Capucins
(United Protestant Church & English Church)

Historic sites and places of interest
D11 01 Beguinage church D10 02 Episcopal Palace H6 03 English convent G4 04 Episcopal seminary F9 G10 06 Church of the Holy Magdalena E7 H7 07 Jerusalem Church E8 08 St Peter’s Chapel 05 Basilica of the Holy Blood E8 E8 04 Biekorf Library 06 Biekorf Theatre (CC) 07 Ciné Liberty Cinema D11 03 Beguine's house E10 02 Museum Arentshuis D10 01 Bruggemuseum - Archeology

Ring: two-way traffic



Pedestrian area or area with limited traffic





Tunnel for pedestrians and bikes



No through traffic








E11 10 Bogarden Chapel E11 12 Brewery ‘Halve Maan’ C10 13 Bruges Concert Hall A9 14 De Bond (CC) D7 16 De Republiek (Lumière, Cactus) D4 17 De Werf E11 18 Diamond Museum Brugge G1 19 Entrepôt (Youth and Cultural Centre) E10 20 Groeninge Museum E10 21 Bruggemuseum - Gruuthuse I6 22 Guido Gezelle Museum D6 23 Joseph Ryelandt Concert Hall H7 24 Lace Centre E10 25 Hospitaalmuseum St John's hospital H7 27 Folklore Museum D8 29 Organ Hall (Music Academy) I6 F8 E7 31 St Sebastian's Archers Guild 32 City Archives 33 City Theatre (CC) I7 35 St George’s Archers Guild A11 36 Magdalena hall G3 37 Hospitaalmuseum Our Lady of the Potterie F8 E8 F7 38 Bruggemuseum - City Hall 39 Bruggemuseum - Belfort 41 Choco-Story (chocolate museum) C10 42 Forum+ [Concertgebouw] F7 43 Lumina Domestica A14 44 Kinepolis Brugge




Parking area





Coach parking



Parking mobil homes





Railway station



Access road or entrance gates



Bus-stop De Lijn








Horse-drawn cabs





Sight-seeing Line



Celebrations Entertainment

Boudewijn Seapark Brugge

Public or semipublic buildings


Meeting point guides Administrative Centre Exhibition Centre College of Europe Courthouse Meeting Event & Conference Centre Old St John City Hall Swimming pool Jan Guilini



Bike Rental



Public toilet





Branch Toerisme Brugge

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In&Uit Brugge [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand (C10) T. +32 50 44 46 46 / www.brugge.be / toerisme@brugge.be one-stop information point for details on culture and tourism and for ticket sales



concept & lay-out kwink brugge print drukkerij pluspoint photography j. darthet | d. de kievith | c. potigny | stedelijke cel fotografie | p. monney | k. daem | b. dehaene | b. gouwy | l. daoudi | jerôme berquez | verne (cover) coordination liesbet cartreul editing toerisme brugge: liesbet cartreul responsible editor dieter dewulf, postbus 744, 8000 brugge oktober 2006
Subject to alteration.

toerisme brugge | po box 744 | 8000 brugge | tel +32 50 44 46 46 fax +32 50 44 46 45 | www.brugge.be | toerisme@brugge.be

on-site tourist information point
in&uit brugge [concertgebouw], 't zand daily 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (thursday - 8.00 p.m.)

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