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“christmas market” (145 reviews)
“ice rink” (89 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Markt, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

Please do not waste your money visiting Brugge! It was pants at Christmas time when supposedly the city really comes to life so can't imagine what it must be like at other times of the year, more life at a wake! Parts of the city...More

Thank Andy8600
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place - Xmas market surrounding an ice rink. Xmas lights sparkling everywhere - so pretty. Buildings all dfferent colours, amazing architecture. Bars and restaurants around the perimeter. Horse and carts to take a trip around the square, expensive for 35 minutes and horses looked...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 2 days ago

View was nice and plenty of historic and fashionable buildings for photos, but the Christmas market was (to quote my friend) “bloody tiny for a town” and somewhat overpriced, and a deserted ice rink. Worth visiting for the view and pictures and for nearby landmarks,...More

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bruges is a small town which you can see on foot in a day trip. Worth a short visit and particularly pretty at night. We spent 3 days in the town which in my opinion was too long as we are very active and quickly...More

Thank KirstenBuxi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ice skating rink is great fun priced at €7, and to get a voucher for a free Big Mac, the McDonald's is about a minutes walk from the rink. We had to ask people who were skating at the time how you actually get...More

Thank Sightseer_Lee
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very popular with the tourists. A little disappointed that there was very little to distinguish the Christmas Market here from markets back home.

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely city , very picturesque , I suppose if I had to be critical all the European Christmas markets are now very much the same , but still enjoyed . Make sure you wrap up well ... Freezing cold.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have just returned from Bruges Xmas Market tacky souvenirs, at hugely inflated prices. Tiny little fun fair. Absolute waste of time. Bruges is a beautiful city but the Market is not worth wasting your time with.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the quintessential European square. We were there on a Wednesday when they had their market, and we were there everyday while in Bruges. It is beautiful at night! Just an amazing place to stand and watch the life of Bruges happen. From here...More

Thank Matt and Dee De... G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited during December when sadly you are bombarded with the Christmas market, but hey where can you go in Europe during December without having a Christmas market rammed down your throat? Beautiful square with amazing buildings, such a shame the bars within the Markt don’t...More

Thank Scoya
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6 October 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but they all have patio heaters.
marika b
16 September 2017|
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Response from Cassidie P | Reviewed this property |
I personally think Bruges is way more beautiful than Antwerp. There is also more to do for tourists. However, if you want to visit to shop (clothes & shoes), I recommend Antwerp.
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Krista R | Reviewed this property |
When I went out on Sunday I noticed a lot of the stores were closed. Most of the tourist-type shops were open though.