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Canal Boat Tours, Brugge (Bruges) Insider Tips

Things to Do in Brugge: Canal Boat Tours

Brugge is both the largest city and the capital of West Flanders, a region of Belgium. Canal boat tours are a common activity for tourists, and these tips should help you to prepare your own booking.

Jump in a Canal Boat

The canals of Brugge are most likely the lasting image of the city that most visitors will leave with, and taking a cruise on the canals is a great way to see a slightly different aspect of the city. There are quite a few different canal cruise operators you will find as you walk around, and the average trip will take between 35 to 40 minutes. Visitors to the city can walk over the Quay of the Rosary and find several spots at which to buy a ticket. There are actually five locations that book departures, so ask at your hotel prior to leaving for the day. Boat rides typically begin at 10:00 a.m. and complete operations at around 6:00 p.m.

Your boat ride will wind through the major parts of the city. Because you are seated during the entire the ride, you can use this time to relax and recover from any walking you might have done around Brugge. The views of monuments and centuries-old buildings are fantastic. Thankfully, your boat captain will also double as a tour guide, which will be helpful to understanding the history of the city. Tours are narrated in English, Flemish, French, Spanish, and Japanese, ensuring that people of many backgrounds are comfortable during their trip.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Brugge canal boat tours.  

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