Discover the myths and legends that surround this Belgian city on a walking tour of Bruges at night with an expert English-speaking guide. What's more, it's FREE!
Bruges at Night Free Tour Itinerary
Dimly-lit deserted streets, a chill in the air, mysterious fog rising from the canals... heart beating faster than usual? It's probably nothing to worry about... or is it? Get to know the surprising mysteries and legends of Bruges, embracing the city's dark side with an expert guide. You'll begin your tour at Grote Markt, in the heart of this quaint Medieval city.
With the historic city centre emptied of tourists and only the dark silence of night reining over the centuries-old buildings, you'll head to the first stop on your route. The Huis ter Beurze, which is said to have housed the world's first stock exchange, is an imposing-looking building... it doesn't bear thinking about what may have happened to those Medieval merchants whose investments didn't go so well!
Not far from here, you'll reach Jan van Eyckplein. As you stroll over the picturesque cobblestones, your guide will reveal some of the secret messages hidden in the works of the famous Flemish painter for whom the square is named.
Continue your free walking tour along the banks of Bruges' canals, heading in the direction of the Sint-Anna Quarter. Hear more mysterious tales about this area of the city before reaching the final stops on your route, including Sint-Janshuismolen. This flour mill has been working since it was built in 1770!
At the end of your tour, you'll cross the Kruispoort, the ancient fortified turrets and city gate that were the old entrance to the city in the Middle Ages. For the finishing touch on an evening of history and mystery, enjoy a much-needed Belgian beer in a typical Bruges pub.
- It is not possible to reserve this free tour if you are a group of more than 6 people. If this is the case, we recommend booking a private tour of Bruges.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children permitted per adult.
- This tour does not enter any museums or monuments, just visiting the outside.
- Alcohol will only be served to adults over 18 years old.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
1 hour 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Bruges history.
Free tasting of a Belgian beer in a city centre pub at the end of the tour.
Additional food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (6:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.