There is a great deal to discover in Bruges. This makes it the perfect spot for a weekend trip with the family. The historic centre of this beautiful city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and open-air museum at the same time. Find our family-friendly tips below and uncover each corner of the city together!
Bruges is a city that caters to all ages. With heaps to discover, Bruges is perfect for a weekend getaway with the whole family. Check out our tips below for a unique experience in this historic city!
Discover the city by boat
Several canals course through Bruges, each resembling a piece of history. A boat cruise is a fantastic way to experience the city from a different perspective. Popular landmarks and many other sites and sounds are on route. Cruise the canals and explore Bruges together in a fun manner and, above all, blister-free!
Groeningemuseum: cultural excursion with the kids
Let’s face it, a museum isn’t always the epitome of fun for kids. But more and more museums are turning their collections into something appealing for all ages, with interactive exhibits and even treasure hunts! The Groeningemuseum is a great example where fun and education come together. The Municipal Museum of Fine Arts has Flemish works of art from the 15th and 16th century, renowned for their realist approach. The museum’s mascot, a parakeet taken from one of Jan van Eyck’s paintings, leads the kids through an eye-opening tour of the museum. Based on a series of little DIY assignments, they come to know more about the various paintings and the artists behind them.
Boudewijn Seapark: meet the creatures of the sea
Towards the edge of Bruges, you and the family can visit the Boudewijn Seapark. What makes this park so unique is that it combines the best elements of a zoo and amusement park in one. Admire dolphins, sea lions and seals with the entire family. Or do something more active like miniature golf or ride the roller coaster and carousel. An indoor play area is also found here especially suited for kids below 12. There’s so much to do at the Boudewijn Seapark you’ll be wondering where the time has gone!