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Bruges by Boat

A visit to Bruges is not complete without a boat trip on the Bruges canals, the arteries of the city. Accompanied by swans floating alongside you on the water, you will discover Bruges from a surprising perspective, because some things you can only see from the water!

You can embark at one of the five landing stages in the heart of Bruges. For half an hour, the captain will take you on a tour of the most beautiful spots on the water between Jan van Eyck Square and the Beguinage. Along the way, you will be able to admire some of Bruges' highlights from a completely different angle and will be given an explanation of what you see. The languages in which explanations are given will depend on the nationalities of the passengers on board during your visit. All shipping companies follow the same route and have four non-covered boats (umbrellas are provided in case of rain) with a capacity of 35 to 40 people per boat. Did you know that in the next few years, the boats will gradually be replaced by more environmentally conscious, quiet-running electric boats?

Boat trips run from early March to mid-November. At other times, the shipping companies can decide for themselves whether to open or not. Reservations for individual visits are not possible. You simply buy your ticket on the spot from one of the shipping companies.

Boarding takes place at the following locations:

  • Shipping company Venetië van het Noorden, Huidenvettersplein 13, tel. +32 50 33 00 41
  • Shipping company Coudenys, Rozenhoedkaai, tel. +32 50 33 13 75
  • Shipping company De Meulemeester, Wollestraat 32, tel. +32 50 33 41 20
  • Shipping company Gruuthuse, Nieuwstraat 11, tel. +32 50 33 32 93
  • Shipping company Stael, Katelijnestraat 4, tel. +32 50 3 327 71 
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Time information

from 01-03-2021 to 15-11-2021
Monday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Sailings guaranteed from March to mid-November: in principle, daily, 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m., last sailing at 5.30 p.m. Boat companies may deviate from the specified departure times depending on the weather and demand. Evening boat trips will not be offered.

Groups

from 01-03-2021 to 15-11-2021
Monday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Tuesday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Wednesday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Thursday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Friday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Saturday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Sunday Open (enkel op afspraak)

Schools

from 01-03-2021 to 15-11-2021
Monday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Tuesday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Wednesday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Thursday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Friday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Saturday Open (enkel op afspraak)
Sunday Open (enkel op afspraak)

Price information

Individuals

Adults € 10,00
Children up to 11 years old € 6,00
Children up to 3 years € 0,00
Bruges residents € 9,00
Individual visitors cannot reserve boat trips in advance – tickets can only be bought at the locations of the boat trip companies. Please be aware that there may be waiting times during busy periods.
Payment methods

Locatie

Huidenvettersplein 13 , Brugge
directions
wegbeschrijving There are five shipping companies with a jetty. You can go on board at Huidenvettersplein 13, Rozenhoedkaai, Wollestraat 32, Nieuwstraat 11 or Katelijnestraat 4.

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