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With tree-lined avenues, hushed cobbled streets, narrow alleys, huge squares for events and intimate, characterful corners, Bruges is full of squares and special streets. Some hidden, others magnificent, all calling for your attention. Places that combine history and joie de vivre. Ages old, but vibrant. In short, streets and squares full of stories where you’ll want to linger for hours.

Achiel van Ackerplein (Achiel van Acker Square)

Achiel van Ackerplein (Achiel van Acker Square)

The Ezelstraat, one of the most important roads leading from a city gate, is a street just waiting to be explored. From little boutiques to...
Achiel Van Ackerplein 3, 8000 Brugge
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Beursplein (Exhibition Hall Square)

Beursplein (Exhibition Hall Square)

At Beursplein, many lives intersect. This is where you might spot the smartly dressed  professionals, mums on cargo bikes, students...
Beursplein , 8000 Brugge
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Blinde-Ezelstraat (Blind Donkey Street)

Blinde-Ezelstraat (Blind Donkey Street)

Above, below, left, right, ahead and behind you: in Blind Donkey Street every square metre has something to notice. From the vaulting...
Blinde-Ezelstraat , 8000 Brugge
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Eleonora Verbekehof (Eleonora Verbeke Square)

Eleonora Verbekehof (Eleonora Verbeke Square)

Don’t miss the Eleonora Verbeke Square on the Old Saint John site. Named after the nun who ran the Saint John’s Hospital pharmacy in the...
Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge
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Guido Gezelleplein (Guido Gezelle Square)

Guido Gezelleplein (Guido Gezelle Square)

Even if you’ve never heard of Guido Gezelle, the famous Flemish poet-priest, it’s impossible to miss his statue in this splendid spot....
Guido Gezelleplein 1, 8000 Brugge
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Huidenvettersplein (Tanners Square)

Huidenvettersplein (Tanners Square)

Tucked away between the Fish Market and the Rosary Quay, you’ll find the Tanners Square, one of the intimate little squares with which...
Huidenvettersplein , 8000 Brugge
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Jan van Eyckplein (Jan van Eyck Square)

Jan van Eyckplein (Jan van Eyck Square)

The Manhattan of Burgundian Bruges in the Middle Ages. A lively port where busy traders assembled from all over Europe, and you could hear...
Jan van Eyckplein 2, 8000 Brugge
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Kantwerkstersplein (Lace Makers’ Square)

Kantwerkstersplein (Lace Makers’ Square)

The Lace Makers’ Square is the only uninhabited square in Bruges. Small but charming and an ode to Bruges’ hard-working lace makers,...
Kantwerkstersplein , 8000 Brugge
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Kapucijnenplein (Capuchins’ Square)

Kapucijnenplein (Capuchins’ Square)

If you’re searching for a peaceful place to rest by the water in the heart of the city, head for the small but delightful Capuchins’...
Westmeers , 8000 Brugge
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Kartuizerinnenstraat (Carthusians’ Street)

Kartuizerinnenstraat (Carthusians’ Street)

The Belfry attracts all the attention, but behind it there’s a hidden, secret place: the Carthusians’ Street, named for the nuns who...
Kartuizerinnenstraat , 8000 Brugge
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Kraanplein en Sint-Jansplein (Crane Square and St John's Square)

Kraanplein en Sint-Jansplein (Crane Square and St John's Square)

If squares could be friends, then Kraanplein and Sint-Jansplein would fall into that category. They are close to each other and share a rich...
Sint-Jansplein , 8000 Brugge
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Muntplein (Mint Square)

Muntplein (Mint Square)

The Mint Square lies in the shadow of the popular shopping street. A well-hidden spot for young and not-so-young alike. With shady benches,...
Muntplein , 8000 Brugge
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Oude Beursplein (Old Stock Exchange Square)

Oude Beursplein (Old Stock Exchange Square)

This corner, where the Grauwwerkersstraat turns into the Academiestraat, is popularly known as the 'Oude Beursplein' (Old Stock Exchange...
Vlamingstraat 35, 8000 Brugge
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Passage Bourgondisch Cruyce (Bourgondisch Cruyce Passage)

Passage Bourgondisch Cruyce (Bourgondisch Cruyce Passage)

The Rozenhoedkaai (‘Rosary quay’) is world-famous, but you can explore the other side too. And in peace and quiet. Because the...
Wollestraat 41, 8000 Brugge
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Pottenmakersstraat (Crockery Makers Street)

Pottenmakersstraat (Crockery Makers Street)

The enchanting Pottenmakersstraat meanders partly along the water, and rewards you with surprising discoveries. From an ancient...
Pottenmakersstraat , 8000 Brugge
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Professor Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat (Professor Dr J. Sebrechts Street)

Professor Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat (Professor Dr J. Sebrechts Street)

The Minnewater Hospital is the eye-catcher in this street. With the Lake of Love around the corner, it takes up this entire side of the...
Professor Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat , 8000 Brugge
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Simon Stevinplein (Simon Stevin Square)

Simon Stevinplein (Simon Stevin Square)

The mathematician and physicist Simon Stevin (born in Bruges in 1548, died in The Hague in 1620), after whom the square is named, stands...
Simon Stevinplein , 8000 Brugge
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Stationsplein (Station Square)

Stationsplein (Station Square)

Life never stands still on Station Square. Commuters, city-hoppers, international visitors, people cycling to the office, students holding...
Stationsplein , 8000 Brugge
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Stoofstraat (Stove Street)

Stoofstraat (Stove Street)

An alley so narrow that you almost walk straight past: that’s Stoofstraat, where you can barely stretch out your arms. But in the 14th and...
Stoofstraat 1, 8000 Brugge
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Woensdagmarkt en Oosterlingenplein (Wednesday Market and Oosterlingen Square)

Woensdagmarkt en Oosterlingenplein (Wednesday Market and Oosterlingen Square)

Two squares for the price of one, close by each other. In the Wednesday Market you’ll at once notice the statue of Hans Memling, one of...
Woensdagmarkt , 8000 Brugge
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