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Markt 1


Entertainment and Nightlife, Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Experience what it was like to live in 15th-century Bruges with a visit to Historium, which uses sets, video clips, music and special effects to transport visitors back in time. With the aid of audio guides, you'll hear the history of Bruges during the time of painter Jan van Eyck as you walk through seven themed rooms. To further immerse yourself in medieval Bruges, you can also don virtual reality headsets.

Past visitors recommended the virtual reality experience to see what Bruges looked like during its Golden Age, though they warn it may not be best for those afraid of heights.

Located in the Markt, the Historium tickets start at 14 euros (about $15.50) for adults and 7.50 euros (just more than $8) for kids ages 3 to 12. Children younger than 3 can enter for free. The attraction is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with the last admission at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the official website.

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Considered one of the most photographed areas of Bruges, Rozenhoedkaai, or Quay of the Rosary, is a picturesque spot where the Dijver and Groenerei canals meet. Sit back and relax while enjoying the lovely canals, beautiful old buildings and charming bars, restaurants and hotels.

Visitors also recommend checking out Rozenhoedkaai during the evening hours and say it's a great spot to hop on a boat for a canal tour.

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