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Are you looking for historic spots, museums, nature walks, concerts, festivals, brasseries, restaurants, parks, and so on? Martin’s Hotels will be happy to make a selection of the tourist attractions and the best addresses in your hotel’s neighbourhood.
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Culture and museums

Bourgogne des Flandres

With a new brewery in the heart of the city, Bourgogne des Flandres is finally brewed in Bruges again.
Meet the brewer in the attic and watch the brewing process live.

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Historic sites

De Burg and the town hall

De Burg is one of the most beautiful places in Bruges. This is the site of the town hall, which has been in continual operation since 1376.

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Historic sites

The belfry

At 83 metres high, the belfry towers over Bruges. You can visit the tower: on your way to the top – where you have a breathtaking view of the city – you pass the treasury, the impressive cogwheels of the tower clock, and a carillon with 47 bells. 

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Nature walks / Historic sites / Culture and museums

The beguinage and the Minnewater

In 1245, the princely beguinage “Ten Wijngaarde” was founded – and to this day it is inhabited by Benedictine nuns.

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Nature walks

Boat excursion through Bruges

Why is Bruges called The Venice of the North? Because of its charming canals, of course! In former times, a lot of goods and people were transported via these old waterways.

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Historic sites

Sint-Salvators cathedral

Sint-Salvators cathedral is the oldest parish church in Bruges. It houses gargoyles , mausoleums, paintings and choir stalls. In the museum, you can admire the paintings and altarpieces by old Flemish masters, as well as copper memorial plaques and reliquaries.

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Culture and museums

Musea Bruges

‘Musea Bruges’ groups 16 sites and museums, where you can admire a variety of collections, ranging from the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, fine arts and crafts, tapestries and poetry… A must for art-lovers! 

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Culture and museums

Historium

Historium takes you back to the Bruges of 1435. The museum tells an exciting love story from the olden days while playing on your five senses. A surprising way to discover the city – worth a visit! 

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Historic sites

Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed

The Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed (Basilica of the Holy Blood) has a double chapel. The Romanesque Sint-Basilius chapel dates from the 12th century; the other chapel was rebuilt in the 19th century in Neo-Gothic style.

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Historic sites

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe church

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe church dates from the 13th century and is known for its 122 metre spire, the tallest in Europe. The church is also an attraction for art connoisseurs.

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Culture and museums

Picasso exhibition

The historic site Oud Sint-Jan is displaying its permanent collection of 120 original works by Pablo Picasso. Engravings, illustrations, drawings, ceramics…

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Nightlife

The Halve Maan Brewery

The Halve Maan is the only family brewery that still brews beer in the centre of Bruges. The enterprise, headed by Xavier Vannets, regularly produces new beers under the Dilemma brand name. Craftsmanship – to be imbibed in moderation! 

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Culture and museums

The Lace centre

The Kantcentrum (Lace centre) is a paradise for lace-lovers and other inquisitive sightseers. Visit the museum and the workshop where the lace is being made. You can marvel at the lace workers plying their craft every afternoon. 

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Historic sites

Lissewege, one of the most beautiful villages in Flanders

Just a stone’s throw from Bruges, Lissewege is one of the most beautiful villages in Flanders – with its lovely canal, the renowned abbey barn Ter Doest, whitewashed polder houses, impressive bell tower and extensive meadows. 

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Nature walks / Historic sites / Culture and museums

Damme, one of the most beautiful villages in Flanders

Damme is a splendid mediaeval village. You can stay there quite agreeably and relax at your ease just a stone’s throw from Bruges.

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Culture and museums

MAfestival

The MAfestival breathes new life into old musical genres. During the festival, concerts are held all over the city. A variety of young musicians compete for the annual Musica Antiqua prize.

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Shopping

Shopping

Bruges is not only a romantic paradise – it’s also heavenly for everyone who loves to shop. The main shopping streets lie between the Marktplein and the old city gates. In addition, typical outdoor markets are set up regularly.

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Cinema and nightlife

Kinepolis Brugge

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Cinema and nightlife

Cinema Lumière

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Cinema and nightlife

Cine Liberty

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Sports

The Martin’s Golf Pass

Martin's Hotels offers you an exclusive pass to 14 golf clubs in Belgium. Fairways between the trees, windswept golf courses – the various aspects offer something for everyone, regardless of handicap.

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