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  • Address: Markt, Bruges, Belgium

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Markt Square Tours

The medieval-style Markt (Market Square) is the setting for Bruges’ most photogenic landmarks, including the belfry (Belfort) and the Provinciaal Hof. At its center stands a statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, who played leading roles in the Flemish resistance against the French in the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs.

The Basics
This pedestrianized square is at the center of historical Bruges, and almost every visitor to the city passes through here at some point. Attractions on the Markt include the Historium Bruges interactive experience and the 12th-century belfry, which can be climbed for views over the city. Almost all sightseeing tours of the city, including day tours from Paris, London, and the Belgian capital of Brussels, stop at the Markt.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Markt is a must for all visitors to Bruges.
  • Cafés—many with outdoor terraces—are dotted around the square.
  • Bring a camera; the step-gabled houses around the square make a picturesque photo backdrop.
  • The surface of the square is cobbled and uneven, so wear appropriate shoes. 

How to Get There
The Markt is situated right in the heart of medieval Bruges, about a 20-minute walk from Bruges train station. Local buses services (2, 3, 4, 13, 14, and 90) stop nearby. 

When to Get There 
Come on Wednesday mornings to browse the traditional market, when vendors sell local produce, flowers, and crafts. Another good time to visit is during December, when the square houses a festive Christmas market. 

Bruges’ Other Main Square
While in Bruges, be sure to stop by the city’s other main square: Burg Square. Just a 2-minute walk east of the Markt, Burg Square is equally photogenic, with several notable examples of historical architecture. Look for the Gothic-style Stadhuis (City Hall), which dates back to the 14th century, and the gold-adorned facade of the Palace of the Liberty of Bruges. Formerly a city courthouse, the palace is now the seat of Bruges’ city council. 

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Guided Bruges Day Trip from Paris, Paris, null
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Guided Bruges Day Trip from Paris

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Location: Paris, France
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Bruges Historium Ticket with Audio Guide, Bruges, Day Trips
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Bruges Historium Ticket with Audio Guide

Experience the golden age of Bruges. Seven historically themed rooms with decor, film and special effects will transport you back in time to 1435. Follow the ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 1 hour

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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels, Brussels, Attraction Tickets
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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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Discover medieval history and Belgian mystery on this Ghent and Bruges day trip from Brussels. Explore the historic, UNESCO-listed cities of Ghent and Bruges ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and ... 
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and Bruges

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This Brussels Super Saver combines three popular tours at one discounted price for you to enjoy over two full days! Spend the first day on a half-day city ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels, Brussels, Day Trips
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Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels

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Step back in time and discover one of the brightest jewels in Belgium’s crown on this 9-hour Bruges city tour from Brussels. Explore the ancient cobbled ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Bruges Historium All-Inclusive Package with Audio Guide, Bruges, Day Trips
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Bruges Historium All-Inclusive Package with Audio Guide

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Purchase this all-inclusive package to the Bruges Historium. The package includes the entrance ticket, VR Experience and a drink in the Duvelorium with its ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 2 to 4 hrs

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Brugge Christmas Market Tour from London, London, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Brugge Christmas Market Tour from London

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Visit the Christmas markets of Brugge and get in the holiday spirit on this festive day-trip from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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