The City of Bruges charges a tourism tax of EUR 2 per person per night.
This tax relates to all tourist accommodation (hotels, guest houses, hostels,...) with the exception of holiday homes that are subject to a flat-rate tax. Children under 18 are exempt from the tax. If the accommodation is subject to VAT and opts to pass on the tourism tax to the customer as a separate expense, which is internationally customary, the tax will be increased with VAT (currently 6%).
We wish to point out that this new tax in Bruges is no higher than that in nearby cities and is, in some cases, even lower.