If your trip to Bruges is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.Take in the best that this place has to offer by adding Bruges Belfry and Bruges Market Square to your schedule. If you’ve got an extra day to spare, take a look at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Groeningemuseum too.Not far from the heart of the city, Bruges Christmas Market is one spot to consider putting on your to-do list. Begijnhof and Burg are also a stone’s throw away and worth a pit stop.
Situated 25 miles away and offering plenty to see and do, Ghent brings in visitors year-round. Come and find out what keeps them coming back for more. You may also like to check out the sights and sounds of Kortrijk. It’s located 25 miles from Bruges and has some excellent things to offer.
Pack the trunk with tasty food and head out to one of the beautiful beaches near Bruges. Some of the nicest places to set up a picnic are:
Knokke-Heist Beach (10 miles away).
Nieuwvliet Beach (16 miles away).
If you’re mainly here for business-related reasons, you’ll likely be making your way to Casino Kursaal. You’ll find it 14 miles away.
Having your own car in Bruges will give you more flexibility to go wherever you want at your own pace. Maybe you’re planning to leave the city behind, hit the open road, and go where the wind blows. If so, collect the keys to one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and discover the sandy shores in the area. If you just can’t get enough of the bright lights of the city, something small will be a better fit. Dashing around heavy traffic and busy streets will be a whole lot easier in an economy or compact car.
For some of us, owning a prestige vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is well within your grasp! Imagine the joy of rolling into town in a high-end sports car, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or perhaps all you’re chasing is a budget ride to bring you safely from point A to point B. Affordable or flashy? Either way, there’s a rental car to suit you in Bruges.
In Bruges, you’ll have to keep on the right side. When exploring someplace new, it’s always a good idea to choose an automatic car. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
You’re unlikely to have any problems finding somewhere to park in Bruges. With loads of places to leave your wheels, exploring the top sights of this destination is easy and fun.
One of the upsides of escaping to a smaller city is less traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of around 116,700, you can look forward to a smooth Bruges driving experience.
In Bruges, speed limits range from 30km/h to 120km/h. Most built-up areas have a default speed limit of 50km/h unless marked otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Or it may give your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent to you directly.
As with many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while driving around Bruges. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to maintain focus on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Bruges is 0.05%. If you’ve got a big night planned, leave your car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
It’s a big no-no to turn at a red light in Bruges. When you encounter one, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the signal switches back to green.
Yes, so buckle up. However, there are exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.