Bruges is a small beach town in the northwestern part of Belgium. The town is mostly known for the fact, that it is built partially over the sea and full of channels. The town's medieval historic center is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic center has a number of fine churches and museums, and even a sizeable brewery and a beer museum. The city's most famous building is the Grote Markt and you can climb up the 366 steps to its 83 m high bell tower. Belgian chocolate is also famous and there are chocolate shops everywhere around the city.
Monthly Weather Conditions
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Compared to prices worldwide, Bruges is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $73.41, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $246.24, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $17.81
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $31.72
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.68
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.90
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.47
Bruges has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 53.3 (better than United states average 49.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.8 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
- Walking alone at night: 46.7 (better than United states average 41.1)
More information: Bruges safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.