Practical information

  • In Bruges it is forbidden to spend the night in motorhomes, camping trailers, tents and the like on public roads, in the woods, dunes or on the beach, except in specially designated areas.
  • To optimize the quality of life and perception, no coaches are allowed in the city center of Bruges.
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  • Most shops operate from Monday to Saturday, opening at 10.00 a.m.
  • Surrounding the city centre Just outside the city centre, there are several car parks where you can park free of charge.
  • Emergencies European emergency number: tel.
  • Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed (Basilica of the Holy Blood)Daily, except Mondays: 11.00 a.m.
  • Belgium has quite a lot of public holidays.
  • Bruges is a lively, fun-loving city, with great night-life.
  • Bruges enjoys a mild, maritime climate, with no great highs and lows.
  • In Belgium there is a general ban on smoking in cafés, restaurants, the public areas in hotels (lobby, bar, corridors, etc.) and in all public buildings (train stations, airports, etc.).
  • Stad Brugge levies a lodging tax of €3.75 (excluding VAT) per person and per night for room-related accommodation (hotels, guest rooms, hostels) and €1.5 (excluding VAT) per person per night for site-related accommodation (campsites, motorhome carpark) .
  • Although most visitors come to the city in the spring and summer months, Bruges has something to offer all year round.
  • There are several public toilets in Bruges (e.g. Station, Bargeplein, Lake of Love, Old Saint John site, ’t Zand Square, City halls, Gruuthuse Museum, Historium Brugge, Liberty of Bruges and Kuipersstraat). Some are accessible to the disabled, others offer baby-changing facilities. When locals require a toilet, they also often pop into a café, order something, and meanwhile make use of the facilities.Here you can find an overview of all public toilets.
  • Most of the banks in Bruges are open from 9.00 a.m.
  • Mondays, 8.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m.
  • Post office bpost: Smedenstraat 57-59.
  • You can exchange money in one of the currency exchange offices.
  • European emergency number tel.
  • An identity card or valid passport is necessary.
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