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Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

1. Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

Cocoa has been tickling taste buds for centuries, from the spicy drink in the Maya and Aztec civilizations to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. With more than three people out of four loving chocolate, it’s hardly surprising that there is an enormous fascination for this exquisite treat. This tour aims to bring to life the 4,000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures, and flavors. The museum submerges you in the exciting world of chocolate, taking you on a journey of the senses through time. Young or old, passionate chocoholic or simply just interested, the Chocolate Museum will stimulate your fascination. The museum is composed of three parts, telling the story of the origin and evolution of chocolate through a unique collection of almost a thousand objects. Besides the history, the museum also reveals how chocolate is made, with special attention for the variety of raw ingredients and the development of the production process. In the demonstration center you will uncover the secret of beautiful silky chocolate, getting the opportunity to taste the chocolate products made in the museum.

Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

2. Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bruges at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bruges’ most important attractions on foot. Start your tour at Burg Square in the center of Bruges. Visit Jan van Eyckplein with its beautiful architecture and learn about the Belfry of Bruges, the ultimate symbol of the city. Photograph the Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, the oldest church in Bruges, and admire the dreamlike Boniface Bridge. Then the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk with its mesmerizing style will await you. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Bruges: Frietmuseum Entry Ticket

3. Bruges: Frietmuseum Entry Ticket

Answer all the questions that you have ever had about fries at the Frietmuseum in Bruges. Discover the origins of this globally beloved snack at the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries. Learn where the potato comes from, where fries where invented, and what the secret is to making the best fries. On the ground floor, learn about the fascinating history of the potato which originated in Peru more than 10,000 years ago. On the first floor, discover the history of fries and how they came to Belgium. Don't miss the chance to try some fries yourself in the medieval cellars of the building. This educational museum is housed in the Saaihalle, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bruges, which is an attraction in itself.

Bruges: Belgian Waffle-Making Workshop with Beer Tasting

4. Bruges: Belgian Waffle-Making Workshop with Beer Tasting

Prepare, bake, and enjoy your own delicious Belgian waffles during this beer and waffles workshop with an instructor. Enjoy a tasting of 3 local beers, and then make as many waffles as you can eat with all ingredients and cooking gear provided. Start with a beer-tasting experience. Sample 3 different kinds of Belgian beers and get background information about each beer. Then, choose one to add to your waffle batter. Next, it's time to get your hands dirty, split into teams of 2, and get behind a cooking station. Learn how to make your own waffle batter with beer, or go for a non-alcoholic or gluten-free option. Be guided step by step through the process of making waffles. Finally, bake your own Belgian waffles and enjoy them with the topping and beer of your choice. Choose from a wide range of toppings to decorate your waffles – fresh fruits, chocolate, whipped cream, speculoos, Nutella, and more.

Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

5. Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

Your tour takes place in a delightful workshop in the Ezelstraat Quarter of Bruges. It will be there that you will discover the art of the Belgian waffle, throughout a 1.5-hour waffle-making workshop. Following a short introduction, you will begin to follow your recipes, splitting into teams. Everything you need to create your waffles is provided, including ingredients, take-home recipes, kitchenware, assistance, and demonstrations. You can prepare the waffle dough, bake it, and then decorate your waffles with whipped cream, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. You don't need any previous cooking experience to attend the workshop, and kids are welcome too. Feel free to make crazy topping combinations; cream, chocolate, honey, fruit, the choice is yours. At the tour's conclusion, you can take photos of your creations, before enjoying them with a complimentary drink.

Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

6. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. See how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story, follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition, find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail.

Bruges: Waffle-Making Breakfast Workshop with Hot Chocolate

7. Bruges: Waffle-Making Breakfast Workshop with Hot Chocolate

We will start by making our own batter (vegan / gluten free upon request). We go over the baking process together and learn some tips and tricks. We top our waffles with delicious chocolate sauce, fresh fruits, Lotus speculoos pasta, and more! Do you want to make a Happy Waffle Face? Or a Crazy Chocolate Waffle? We will also make our own Belgian chocolate milk, and coffee will be available throughout the workshop. During the workshop, you won't only learn how to make delicious waffles, you will also learn fun stories and facts about Bruges and Belgium. Making waffles together is a fun way to get to know each other and to meet people from all over the world! Maybe you will make a new friend or learn some new words in a different language!

Bruges: Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery and Distillery Visit

8. Bruges: Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery and Distillery Visit

During the visit you will find out more about hops and the brewing process and discover the fermentation process. During the visit, have fantastic views on the most famous edifices of Bruges as the belfry or St-Anna’s church! Explore the brewery and distillery, meet the brewer in the loft and breathe in the odours of the brewing process. Conclude the tour with a free Bourgogne des Flandres or a genever at the end of your visit. Audio self guided tour.

Ostend: Mu.ZEE Belgian Modern Art Museum Entry Ticket

9. Ostend: Mu.ZEE Belgian Modern Art Museum Entry Ticket

Discover Belgian art history with a ticket to Mu.ZEE in Ostend and admire Belgian art from 1880 to today by artists who have contributed to Belgian art history. Find modern masters such as Victor Servrackx, Jean Brusselmans, Jules Schmalzigaug, Gust De Smet, Frits van den Berghe, Roger Raveel, and Raoul Kesyer. Admire works by contemporary artits such as Luc Tuyans, Panamarenko, Jan van Imschoot, Lili Dujourie, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Thierry de Cordier, Johan Creten and Benoit Plateus. Marvel at the museum building, housed in an old 1940s department store and designed by Antwerp architect Gaston Eysselinck. The modernist architecture is a highlight in itself. Enjoy the summer exhibitions in 2022 from July 2nd to November 27th such as "Joris Ghekiere: Journey on Paper'' and "Leonard Pongo Primordial Earth." 

Inspiring Bruges – Family Walking Tour

10. Inspiring Bruges – Family Walking Tour

Bruges is one of those destinations where one can truly feel at home. Wealthy history, inspiring corners, accessible heritage sites, green landscapes and authentic architecture create a unique atmosphere. Together with your family visit the charming Belgian Fries Museum and learn about famous Belgian fries and the tradition behind them. Have fun by exploring unique exhibitions at Choco-Story Museum and become familiar with the traditional Belgian chocolate and the legacy it carries. Admire one of the most iconic basilicas in Belgium and gaze upon the protected monument Belfry of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from where incredible panoramic views of Bruges are provided and some amazing family photos can be taken.

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What people are saying about Bruges

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the waffle making and beer tasting event. I loved one of the beers (!) and the waffles were fun to make and yummy to eat. A great way to feel like you’re doing something local, getting fed, and meeting some new people. Highly recommended!

Second time I've visited with my daughter who loves it here - very easy to book, quick to show the code to enter (and ideal on a freezing day in Bruges!)

The tour was very educational and so much history which is very enjoyable. A great thing to do in bruges.

Great fun, amazing host and really enjoyable. The Waffles and beer were very tasty.

Our host was excellent. We had a great time and the waffles were delicious.