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Address: Markt, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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It s something that everybody that goes to Brugge would pass by from there,Satyrdays and Sundays its too crowded but all the other days is nice to walk over there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It s something that everybody that goes to Brugge would pass by from there,Satyrdays and Sundays its too crowded but all the other days is nice to walk over there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As soon as you arrive to Bruges for the first time you head to the Markt. Once there, you take the horse carriage (all of them are driven by friendly professional women) and you leave the driver gives you one of the best tours in Belgium! Get your camera ready because you will be passing by the oldest alleys in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Imagine, frosty cold with hundreds of tourist packed between the Christmas houses, the ice skating spot, the city tourist horse carriages, eating and drinking people looking up to the monumental houses and dripping ketchup or mayonnaise on their coats and pants, moving around and resting on the sun side of the marketplace. Great atmosphere in a peaceful manner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the reviews of the Christmas market and thought I can't be that bad. Believe me it is. No decorations for sale, only food and drink and stalls selling hats and scarves. So disappointed, been to Cologne and hoped for a similar experience. Took five minutes to walk round, going to Ostend market tomorrow hoping for better, can't be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely architecture that you should absolutely see. However, steer clear of the surrounding restaurants. Overpriced and a bit kitschy. The Christmas market wasn't very impressive and in no way compared to Germany's. Surrounding chocolate shops get pretty crowded by mid day. A lot of shops/restaurants are closed on Monday and some on Tuesday.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Bruges for just one day for the Christmas market. It had a great atmosphere, very good for putting us all in the Christmas spirit, the mulled wine helped as well! We took a horse and carriage tour of the city which departs right next to the market, it was 50 euros for two people but we thought it... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Expected something better, Christmas market very disappointing. Quite small and poor quality stalls. Another market in Simon Stevinplein but that's also quite small. We went into Brussels on second day here (much bigger and better market), easy trip on the train and special shopping ticket of €10 return. A real pity as Bruges is lovely and market could be so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, historic buildings which for the last few weeks of the year has a Christmas Market within it. The market is a bit lacking in gifts but has some tasty food and drink, and the general atmosphere in the area is good. Given the location of the market you'll walk through it throughout your trip so definitely stop and appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for xmas market very busy with good atmosphere.market not that big but there is a 2nd market a short walk away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic surroundings and great wrapped up warm in the winter sunshine. Great atmosphere especially this time of year.

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