Kruispoort (City Gate / Cross Gate)

The first Kruispoort gate was built simultaneously with the second rampart (1297-1304) and already rebuilt in 1366. Philip van Artevelde destroyed the gate when he captured the city with the Ghent militia in 1382. The third gate was constructed in 1400. Only the two heavy towers with their narrow passage and two octagonal turrets were preserved. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Napoleon and the German army all entered Bruges through this gate.

Time information

from 01-01-2022 to 31-12-2023
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
You can't visit the city gate itself. 


Langestraat 191 , Brugge