Our Tours & Activites in Bruges lead by local guides
Discover Bruges' rich history and culture with a Local Guide
Bruges is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and picturesque canals. Sometimes called the "Venice of the North" thanks to its looks and function as a trading hub in the Middle Ages.
The canals, or "Reitjes" in the local dialect, are lined with charming, historic buildings. We are here to show you this incredible UNESCO World Heritage city through the eyes of some of the best local tour guides in Bruges.
Wander around, explore the cobblestone streets and gaze at the Gothic architecture. Visit one or more of the many churches and museums. Our storytellers will share their favourites with you.
And, of course, besides the historical and cultural attractions, Bruges is also known for its delicious chocolate and beer. Visitors can indulge in some of Belgium's famous chocolate at one of the many chocolate shops or sample some local brews at one of the city's many bars and pubs.
Kick-start your visit to Bruges by joining one of our guided walking tours in Bruges.
Reviews we are proud of
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Definitely going to judge all future tours against this one. Pascal was so great and you could feel his love for the city in the tour. We had so much fun with this tour and definitely walked away feeling like we’d gotten the best of Brugge.
We had a wonderful tour with Edward! He was so knowledgeable and friendly and we really got to know the city from a local perspective.
We had a great walking tour with Ray. It was very informative and hit all the must see spots. Ray was a super knowledgeable and fun guy to walk with. I would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Bruges.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean? A free tour?
It means that it's a Pay What You Want tour. At the end of the tour, you decide what the tour is worth to you and whether you want to reward the guide accordingly (and according to your budget). That way everyone can enjoy a tour.
Is booking in advance necessary?
We do allow people to join our tours on the spot. If you want to have your spot guaranteed however, booking through our own website here is advised (and it's free and simple).
Do the tours run when it rains?
Yes they do! If we were affraid of a little rain that half of the time we'd have to cancel our tours. Instead we adapt! With some light rain: we try to fix an umbrella for the participants that forgot their own, walk faster and relax once we've found shelter again. With heavy rain: we make sure everyone is properly dressed for bad weather or divert into buildings.
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Our Expert Recommendations for Bruges
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We walk around the city every day, buy chocolates for our mums, have a waffle in between tours, drink beers with our friends and take our loved ones out for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
With all that experience we've compiled this map with recommendations for Bruges.
For every place on the map you'll find a small description. We also have them grouped per category. Probably easier, so check out our recommendations for Bruges.
Meet our guides
The marketing guy and founder of Ambassadors. Originally from the Netherlands, travelled all over Europe and studied in Brussels and Bruges where he fell in love with history and storytelling.
An art historian with an extensive experience in the art world. Gosia is a world citizen originally from Poland. She lived in Canada, worked as an art expert at Christie's London and now is an amazing storyteller in Bruges.
Professional entertainer, proud dad and one of the first free tour guides in Bruges.
Born and raised in the clay of West-Flanders. Peter quit his job in construction and became a passionate storyteller.
With a passion for history Wendy brings the history of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres to life.
School Principal, educator, proud Guest House owner, storyteller & secretary of Ambassadors.
Born in Venezuela but moved to Belgium for love. Andrés is a fantastic storyteller during the week with a great passion for history. At the weekend he's to be found behind the turntables as a DJ in various clubs in Brussels.
A diving instructor from Aruba, moved to Bruges for love. Kristy loves cooking and telling stories in English and Spanish.
Never a boring teacher. That's why his student are so happy with him. And so will you.