How we spent three days in the fairytale town of Bruges in Belgium

Stop number two on our Busabout Europe summer journey was the gorgeous little town of Bruges in Belgium. Think cobbled streets, medieval buildings, clear canals and delicious fresh food.

I’m so glad that we decided to get off the bus at this stop as it has been one of our most favourite places we have visited to date!

We stayed at an AirBnb close by to the Old Town Square and were easily able to walk around the whole town. When we first arrived it was a weekend, we walked straight to the main square and were delighted to find that there was a large stage set up with a live orchestra playing some of the most beautiful music we had heard – such a cool experience!

We spent the three days exploring by foot, by bike and by boat. I highly recommend paying €8 to go on the canal boats, you can buy tickets on the day and it’s a great way to see the town and learn more about the history and buildings from a local.

Be sure not to miss Hof Bladelin, Groeninge Museum, Church of Our Lady, Belfry Tower and De Halve Maan Brewery (an authentic and historic brewery in the centre of Bruges – it is well worth paying to experience the brewery tour).

When you visit Bruges you must also try their famous frites (fries) from a cone with mayonnaise, also while you are at it don’t forget to try some chocolate from one of the many delicious Belgian chocolatiers while you are walking through town.

Check out our photo journal from our time in this fairytale town:

You can experience this location on the Busabout Hop-on Hop-off Europe network. Check out the Busabout website here for more details. The Busabout team also have a handy little guide on things they would recommend to do in Bruges, including foodie spots and hidden gems, find their mini Bruges guide here.

Please note: The Wild Hideaway travelled as partners of Busabout, we are spending the 2018 European summer blogging about all of our exciting experiences and adventures with Busabout. As always anything you read here is my personal and honest opinion.



Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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