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Bruges has a lot to offer, so it could be hard to choose which activities you want to do.
To help you with this, the staff of Snuffel Hostel picked out their favourites!


At Snuffel you can rent a bike for a fair price! You can ask at the reception if we still have bikes available for the day. 🚴‍♀️

Suggestions on what to do with the bike: number 13 and number 14 😊

You can also bike all around Bruges and stop at the windmills (number 8).

One of the most icon things to do in Bruges is to climb the Belfort tower. If you climb the 366 stairs you get rewarded with an amazing view of the old city and the surroundings. A must do !

The Flemish Primitives are master painters that lived and worked in the County of Flanders from the late 14th to early 16th centuries. Bruges is generally considered to be the cradle of the Flemish Premitives.

You can admire the world-famous paintings they made in these sites:


Museum St John’s Hospital

St Saviour’s Cathedral

Church of Our Lady

If you want to go shopping but want to avoid all chain stores and go to nice local boutiques, Langestraat is the place to be. Like its name states, this street is considered to be the longest street in the city of Bruges. Occasionally there are a few fairs held throughout the year along the street where locals get together and sell homemade goods. 👗

The Black Cat 🐾 is the café of the Folk Museum, it is designed like a typical folk café of the late 19th century. If you are lucky, you can meet Aristide, the black cat of the museum that has a job as their mascot.

In the Folk Museum you get a nostalgic glance at daily life in Bruges in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A museum loved by all ages.

Brewery 🍺 “De Halve Maan” is the place to go if you want to get the full local beer experience! It’s a brewery right in the middle of town where the beers Brugse Zot, Straffe Hendrik and Blanche de Bruges are brewed. Although this is a very local brewery, they ship their beers to over 40 countries all over the world. The brewery has a rich history since the year 1856, which you can discover during a guided visit.

If you visit Belgium, you can’t skip visiting a beer brewery!

The Adornes Estate ⛪ is a private family estate, founded by the Adorno family from Genoa, Italy and dating from the 15th century. It consists of the Jerusalem Chapel, almshouses and a mansion with a large adjacent garden.

The family chapel, consecrated in 1429, is the jewel of the estate. its strange architecture and unique interior appeal to everyone’s imagination. A piece of the Middle East in the heart of Bruges.

On the north-east edge of the city there are 4 windmills. You can visit one.

A visit of the mill is a very convenient family outing and a perfect fit for a day out in Bruges. The miller will be happy to tell you more about the mill that is still in operation.

The neighborhood around the mills is one of the most green, authentic neighborhoods in Bruges. The mills are surrounded by grass and are next to water. A perfect place to enjoy the sun or have a picknick in the summer.

It’s best to check the opening hours because from November-March it’s only open very occasionally.

Founded in 1515, Café Vlissinghe is well hidden in the beautiful Sint-Anna district. The unique atmosphere and warm ambiance make Vlissinghe both an attraction for people from Bruges and tourists from all over the world. Stop by for a snack and drink and get to know the rich history of this special place.

Since its opening in 2002, Concertgebouw Brugge 🎻 has been an icon: it is one of the 1001 buildings in the world to see before you die. Its renowned architecture, fantastic acoustics, extensive art collection and enviable programming make it a vibrant meeting place that attracts more than 150,000 visitors per year.

Discover the Concertgebouw, its art and architecture during a surprise-filled visitors’ trail! There’s something for everyone, children included. They’ll have lots of fun on their very own playful discovery trail.

On Wednesday morning (8am-1.30pm), you can go to the food market at the Market Square. The large food and general market is held every Saturday morning (8am-1.30pm) at 't Zand Square and Beursplein.

At the Vismarkt 🐟 (Fish market), you can buy fresh fish from Wednesday to Saturday (8am-1.30pm). From mid-March to mid-September, we kick it up a notch with a lively crafts and flea market along the Dijver, at weekends and on public holidays (10am-6pm).

The Bruges Royal City Theatre (1869) is one of the best-preserved city theatres in Europe. This outstanding infrastructure is used for performances of contemporary dance and theatre and for concerts of various kinds. 🎭

If you have the time, you can enjoy a day at the beach since Bruges is quite close to the coast. 🌊

You can get to coastal cities Oostende or Zeebrugge with train. A train ride takes only 15 minutes and there are trains scheduled several times a day.

If you want some exercise or if you just want to enjoy some nature you can rent a bike at our reception. In 45 minutes to 1 hour, you can bike to Wenduine or De Haan.

With bike or with boat

Escape the crowds of Bruges city and enjoy the peace, space and quiet in Damme. Pause for a moment and appreciate the wonderful, vast polder landscape and the historical center.

You can rent a bike at our reception, Damme is only a 30 minutes ride.

For the full experience you can take the nostalgic river boat Lamme Goedzak ⛵. This boat sails back and forth four thime a day between Bruges and the center of Damme. Lamme Goedzak does not sail in the winter, so make sure to check beforhand.

If you are looking for a night out dancing at a music concert, Cactus Club is the place to be! Cactus Muziekcentrum VZW is a professional music centre that brings the diversity of the global music culture to attention: from rock, electronics and dub, over hiphop, roots and reggae. The term “music center” signifies an operation as music club, concert and festival organization. Cactus Club is the venue where Cactus Muziekcentrum hosts its concerts. 🕺

The Museum St John’s Hospital 🏥 extends a warm welcome to all of its visitors. Step inside this 12th-century hospital and immerse yourself in the history of care (and caring).

One of Europe's oldest preserved hospital buildings with surprising contemporary artworks and masterpieces by the Flemish primitive Hans Memling. A museum that will make your heart beat faster.

Your visit to the St John’s Hospital Museum will not be complete without a look inside the old hospital pharmacy and herb garden. With its authentic 17th-century interior, the pharmacy will take you on a journey into the history of the sister apothecaries.

If you want more suggestions, ask a staffmember 😊