Sunday in Brugge

Jun 27th, 2011, 08:06 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 32
Sunday in Brugge

We'd like to explore Brugge on our own (rather than a cruise ship shore excursion). Besides souvenir shops and restaurants, is there anything open on Sunday?
nmweaver is offline  
Jun 27th, 2011, 08:18 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 6,040
Yes - the major museums and the old hospital (Memling) usually are (though I think the hospital is undergoing some sort of refit at the moment and may not be open in its entirety).

That said, Bruges is great for just strolling and enjoying the views of the old buildings, squares and canals etc - so you don't need much to be open for it to be worth a visit.
RM67 is offline  
Jun 27th, 2011, 08:46 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 350
Depends on the time of the year. We have done day trips to Brugge three different times, twice on a Sunday. In May there were a lot of things open, in January it was far more limited, very few cafes open, only tourist shops,but the town is beautiful to stroll around in. In Jan. we took a taxi out of the central town and drove past the windmills (modern ones, not like Holland). A good day trip no matter what time of year.
Poconolady is offline  
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:54 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 32
Actually we'll be there in early August. And strolling about is always good, especially if there are cafes open.
nmweaver is offline  
Jun 29th, 2011, 06:52 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 253
We were there on a Sunday in May and everything seemed open (museums, restaurants, cafes, chocolate shops, etc). I highly recommend a 30 minute boat cruise. We really loved our canal cruise. Brugge was the highlight of our 2 weeks in Belgium.
Tuni01 is offline  
Jul 15th, 2011, 05:44 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9
It sounds as if you will be on a cruise with one of the ports being Zeebruges. I am finding that the excursions offered by our cruise in September have LOTS of walking. I notice the excursion that takes people into Bruges is for those who have already been there before. I was wondering if you had done any further research to know if being dropped off from the boat is a good thing to do. Thank you. Jan
JanKF is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:42 PM.