Grote Markt and Belfry ClimbGrote MarktHours: Tu-Su 09:30-17:00Price: 6 with Bruges card / 8Climb the 366 steps to the top of the 83m high tower. Excellent views of the city, Grote Markt and hear the bells ring up close.
Tour boatsPrice: 7.60 plus almost obligatory tip to the driver/guideIt's essential to take a ride on one of the tour boats around the canals - the multilingual guides provide a potted history of the city in just a few minutes - at only a few euros, it's the best introduction to Bruges. A boat tour will show you places which are otherwise unreachable, as not every canal runs next to a street. Advisable to get there at opening time to avoid the crowds.
Horse drawn cartsGrote MarktPrice: 39Carriages can be hired for a romantic 30min trip around the old city of Bruge. Carts can carry up to 5 passengers.
Cycleburg square, brugesPrice: 8 for 4h at most places, 12 for the dayThere are many rental shops near the main square, shop around for the best prices. You can also rent right at the train station and get to the city centre quickly; remember to return them by 19:30. Cycle 5km to Damme, a picturesque village on the river with a windmill and excellent pancakes, and optionally follow on to the coast (another 15km).
Snow and Ice sculpture festivalStation BrugesEvery year from the end of Nov to Jan you can visit the Snow and Ice sculpture festival on the station-square of Bruges. The festival is built by an international team of 40 professional artists from no less than 300t of crystal clear ice and 400,000kg of fresh snow in a cooled hall where the temperature remains a constant -6C. Don't forget to wear warm clothing!
RunningPrice: url=If you are a runner, try running the 7km circle around the old centre. Walk along the canal and see all of the medieval gates that used to control the traffic in and out of Bruges. Simply stunning!
Bruges BallooningMarktPhone: +32 47 597 2887Hours: am & pmPrice: 170Daily hot air balloon flights over the historic centre and it's surroundings. The best way to enjoy the romance of Bruges, and it's stunning views, from a few hundred meters up in a balloon basket.
Compare the real Bruges to the one depicted in the movie In Bruges.