Bruges also known as 'Venice of the North' is one of the most romantic cities of Europe. The historic city centre has been a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 2000. Most of the medieval architecture is still intact which makes it one of the most well-preserved medieval cities, in Europe with many historical museums. There are so many great things to do in Bruges for couples, we loved every second of our time here.

Bruges is such a fairy tale town and has so many romantic things to do for couples like boat tours, medieval ruins, amazing picnic spots and breathtaking viewpoints. Between April and September is the best time to visit Bruges. You will have the best weather and more opportunities to do all the fun outdoorsy couple stuff without getting soaked. Here are the most romantic things to do in Bruges, Belgium for couples travelling on a budget.

What Are The Most Romantic Spots In Bruges?

1. Couples boat tour in Bruges

Catch a boat and take a romantic cruise along the canals of Bruges. Take in the history and beauty of this city of love, called Bruges. See the city of Bruges from so many different angles and marvel at the medieval architecture from another dimension. A boat tour along the canal is one of the most romantic things to do in Bruges.

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Cruise the canals of Bruges with your lover

2. Get lost in the city of Bruges

Walk around, hand-in-hand along the narrow cobblestone streets. Bruges has a medieval charm which will make you feel like you're taking a walk back in time. Majority of the architectural constructions are quite old, however it's kept in pristine condition. You and your partner will love getting lost in the city, it's one of the most romantic things to do in Bruges. 

3. Dabble in Bruges local brew

Visit one of the many breweries and taste the real beer of Bruges. Brewery Bourgogne des Flandres is our favourite romantic spots in Bruges to come on a date. We loved dabbling in their tasting paddles and laughing the night away together.

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The beer in Bruges is amazing
 

4. Have a romantic picnic on the water in Bruges

If you are travelling on a budget like us, why not have a picnic on the water? Head to the supermarket for some snacks and wine, then find the best spot overlooking the water. Not only is this a great budget date idea for Bruges, but also one of the most romantic things to do in Bruges for couples. Drinking in public is allowed everywhere in Belgium as long as you clean up your rubbish. So have a romantic picnic on the water for your date night in Bruges.

5. Blooming daffodils at Begijnhof

Go back in time and visit the Begijnhof, one of the most romantic spots in Bruges. It is an early vestige of medieval feminism that started back in 1245. Beginjnhof is a tranquil haven in the spring, with blooming daffodils making it really romantic. It's a great date idea and one of the best things to do in Bruges for couples.
 
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The beautiful blooming Begijnhof

6. Dabble in delicious Belgian waffles

Forget your so call 'diet' and indulge in some freshly made Belgian waffles with your partner-in-crime. There is no better place to dabble in a delicious Belgian waffle than in romantic Bruges. Bruges is home to some of the best waffles in Belgium and strolling with a waffle is a great romantic thing to do in Bruges with your lover.

7. Go to the beach in Bruges

Spend the day at the beach in Knokke or Zeebrugge, it's one of the top things to do in Bruges for couples. Sunbathe or stroll along the beach with you lover in Belgium. The beaches in Belgium have nothing on the beaches in Australia, but it's still a fun day out and one of the most romantic things to do in Bruges.

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Discover the romantic city of Bruges

8. Discover secret underground ruins in Bruges

Who expects to discover secret underground ruins at their hotel? Bruges Crowne Plaza Hotel is one of the most romantic spots in Bruges. In the hotel basement you will find the old foundations of the St. Donation's Church built in 950 AD. This later became a cathedral in the 16th century which is now part of the historic up market Crowne Plaza Hotel

Author Bio
We are Hayley and Tina, an international gay travel couple and have been living our travel dream together since January 2016. It hasn't always been easy, especially when we come from complete opposite sides of the world (Australia and Belgium). No matter what budget you are on, we want to help your daydreams become a reality. Follow our adventures around the worlds on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and on our travel blog!

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