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Coronavirus / COVID-19 update

Welcome to everyone wishing and able to visit our city! In Bruges, we will welcome you safely and with open arms. Before you leave, please consult this overview where you will find the most important government guidelines relating to travel.

UPDATE 16/07/2021

On site in Bruges:

  • All tourist accommodations (hotels, guest rooms, holiday rentals, campsites, campervan sites) may remain open. The maximum number of persons per hotel or guest room, holiday home or other individual rental unit is limited to your own family + maximum 8 persons, not counting children up to and including 12 years of age. Common facilities may be used in accordance with applicable protocols.
  • All shops are open. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all shops. 

  • Restaurants and cafés are permitted to open. The opening times are restricted to between 5am and 1am.  A maximum of 8 people may share one table, unless you are all from the same household. Some restaurants offer meal delivery and take-away services.

  • The following museums and tourist attractions are open: AdornesArentshuisBasilica of the Holy BloodBelfry TowerBoudewijn Seapark, Bourgogne des Flandres, Brouwerij De Halve Maan (Brewery), Choco-Story (Chocolate Museum), Concertgebouw Circuit, City Hall, Cozmix, FrietmuseumGezellehuisGroeningemuseum, Gruuthusemuseum, Historium BrugesLiberty of BrugesMuseum-Gallery Xpo Salvador DalíO.L.V.-kerk Museum (Church of Our Lady), Our Lady of the Pottery, Poortersloge, Saint John’s Hospital, SeafrontSt-JanshuismolenTorture museum (foltermuseum) and Volkskundemuseum. Opening periods and times may deviate from what is customary. We therefore advise you to consult the website of the (tourist) service provider before your departure, and to contact them in case of doubt. To ensure a safe visit, specific regulations apply and the number of visitors is limited. Wearing a face mask is obligatory. Booking in advance guarantees your visit.

  • Bicycle carriages are running. On weekdays, as well as Sundays, only by appointment.

  • Horse-drawn carriages are running. Specific hygiene measures will apply and will be on posters at the starting point (Markt (Market Square)). Advance booking is not necessary.

  • The horsetrams don’t make tours.

  • The sightseeing mini-buses are running.

  • Segways: booking via the website.

  • The tour boats are sailing. It is mandatory to wear a face mask when entering the jetty and during the tour. Advance booking is not necessary.

  • Tours of the city are available for tourists. In order to ensure that the tour runs safely, specific regulations will apply and the group size is limited to a maximum of 25 people, including the guide (children up to 12 years old are not included). Find out more in advance from the tour organiser.

    In July, you can:

    • join our exclusive tour Hartelijk Brugge (‘Friendly Bruges’, Dutch/French/German) every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. From 14/07 onwards there are also guided tours on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:30pm.
    • join our guided tour Triennial 2021 every day (Dutch) or every Saturday (French) at 2pm. On Sunday, there is also an additional Children's Walk 2021 at 2pm (Dutch).

    In August, you can:

    • join our exclusive tour Hartelijk Brugge (‘Friendly Bruges’, Dutch/French/German) every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm.
    • join our guided tour Triennial 2021 every day (Dutch) or every Saturday (French) at 2pm. On Sunday, there is also an additional Children's Walk 2021 at 2pm (Dutch).

    Start: at the VisitBruges information office in the Historium (Markt). Advance booking is required through VisitBruges or at the information office (as long as tickets are available).

  • The taxis run without a limit on the number of passengers. Wearing a face mask is mandatory for both customer and driver.

  • Public transport runs at normal frequency and with normal capacity. On trains, busses, trams and in the stations it is compulsory to wear a face mask.

  • Public toilets are open at the Burg (Brugse Vrije) (9:30 – 17:30), Stadshallen (10:00 – 18:00), Simon Stevinsquare (Sat-Sun: 11:00 - 18:00), Gruuthusemuseum (9:30 – 18:30), 't Zand (9:30 – 18:00, as from 7 PM only accessible with your parking ticket), Biekorf (24/7), Minnewaterpark (14:30 – 18:30) and in Zeebrugge (10:00 - 19:00).

  • The tourist information offices ’t Zand (Concert Hall), Stationsplein (Station) and Markt (Historium) are open. Visit Bruges can be reached by telephone (7/7 from 10h-17h) +32(0)50/44.46.46 and by e-mail visitbruges@brugge.be.

  • Cultural temples and cinemas are open. Events are possible. The capacity remains limited and safety measures apply. Always check the website of organiser before your visit.

The city communicates updates on a regular basis at https://www.visitbruges.be/en.