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Eco-friendly travel guide to Bruges advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Bruges, Belgium.


  • Air quality: 3.0 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 3.5 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4.0 / 5
  • Public transportation: 4.0 / 5
  • Parks: 3.5 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.5 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 3.5 / 5
  • Safety: 3.5 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$57 - $200
  • Budget per day: US$110 - $200

Responsible Travel

Bruges is in the northern part of Belgium and a town in Flanders. It is a bourgeois and cosmopolitan city given its compact size and is one of the pre-motorized best-preserved cities in Europe. This place is a postcard-perfect stop for any Europe tour. This city one of the top-most choices of travelers who visit Belgium. You will also get to see many things to explore here. The city is home to around 118,284, so the city has also found many green alternatives to ensure the carbon footprint per capita. You will also find measures being undertaken around the city, including green modes of transport, sustainable markets, and other incentives for eco-friendly travelers. It comes under few canal-based northern cities like St Petersburg and Amsterdam and is sometimes referred to as the North's Venice. The city is also leading in terms of environmental initiatives and norms discussed in the sections given below. In the first case, if you are an eco-friendly traveler, then using public transportation is a given rule. The city is known to be home to some efficient private transportation. You can also consider electric vehicles, but it is best to opt for cycling to get around the city.

Here are things you can do to stay eco-friendly while you are traveling:

  • If you are traveling eco-friendly, you must purchase from local markets for sustainability rather than looking for profitability.
  • Try to head for the local restaurants instead of any global food chains. This way, you will be able to explore the authentic regional cuisines of Burges and perhaps taste some of the ancient recipes. This, on the whole, will be a lot cheaper and will also elevate your whole dining experience.
  • You can also search for organic cafes and indulge yourself in some vegetarian and vegan cuisines as much as possible.
  • It is also recommended that you stay in a hotel which is certified as a green hotel. These hotels provide you with ample amenities in the most possible eco-friendly and sustainable way. It also includes minimized energy consumption, efficient appliances, maximum use of natural lighting, and eliminating single-use products. It will help you to stay relaxed without impacting the environment much.


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality in Burges is quite decent as per the global standards. Compared to the rest of Europe, Belgium's air pollution is considered moderately unsafe to live in. The air quality in Belgium can be affected by vehicle emissions, food processing, and the automotive industry.

  • PM10 – 21
  • PM2.5 – 13
  • PM10 Pollution Level – Low to Moderate
  • Pollution Index – 21.54
  • Pollution Exp Scale – 37.66

This air pollution data is from the World Health Organization of the pollution levels as of November 2020.


Respect the Culture

You can explore the ethnic riches of Belgium's medieval city, so it was once home to pre-Renaissance Flemish masters and is the Western world's art center. Bruges' people respect the ethnic legacy and is known to be the 'Venice of the North.' You can travel around the city on a private boat and enjoy its views. The people of Bruges are known to be quite reserved and serious to outsiders. If you happen to have a conversation with a Belgian, it may be a good start, but you must ensure that you can hit all the right notes to avoid upsetting him/her. Try to keep in mind that you always show respect to the Belgian culture and their traditions.

You can always begin by greeting a Belgian in Bruges with a warm demeanor, friendly smile, outstanding professionalism, and right body language. Try to avoid tucking your hands in your pocket and making any rude gestures. Your body language also extends to how you present and dress, so being too laid back could also be seen as disrespectful.


Top 10 Places to Visit

Bruges is the most gorgeous, and its medieval architecture makes it one of every tourist's dream place. It is one of the best-preserved towns of the medieval period in Europe, and its jaw-dropping beauty and beautiful architecture attract more than three million tourists every year. The city is also listed under UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2000. You can find many of the notable medieval buildings in Bruges. Anyone who takes a boat trip on the canals or a walk through Bruges' narrow streets will instantly fall under its spell. Tourists are often charmed by the atmosphere of the most delightful cities of Flanders.

  • Basilica of the Holy Blood: You can find this place over the central plaza called Burg Square or Burg. The church is famous for the crystal vial, which contains a drop of Christ's blood. Each year during May, this sacred relic is carried around Bruges' streets in the Holy Blood Procession.
  • Belfry (Belfort van Brugge): This medieval bell tower is one of the town's most prominent medieval symbols. The Belfry formerly housed the municipal archives treasury. It also served as an observation post for spotting dangers or fires that may stimulate wars. If you want to get the best view of Bruges, you can climb the 366 steps up to the top of Belfry.
  • Town Hall: Located on the southeast side is the Townhall of Bruges. It is one of the oldest Belgium structures, which was constructed between 1376 to 1420. The delicate Gothic building displays the vertical and robust emphasis characteristic of the style.
  • Markt: Markt is at the heart of the city ad is the bustling main square, which is surrounded by fine buildings from different times. The western side is occupied with the attractive brick in the 15th Century, while the eastern side is dominated by the Neo-Gothic Provinciaal Hof building, which dates back to 1887.
  • Church of our Lady: The church is a 112-meter high spire and is one of Belgium's tallest. It holds a wealth of art treasures and also demonstrates the Gothic style. The nave contains cross-vaults with white and black tiles flooring. The interior also shows the heavily ornamented Baroque style in the chancel and side aisles.
  • Liberty of Bruges: The palace of the Liberty of Bruges builds on the burg square dating back to 1722 to 1727. It is one of the gold-trimmed buildings, and the palace later becomes the courthouse. It now houses the city council's administration. There are many more historic rooms inside and are now known as the Brugse Vrije Museum, which the visitors admire.
  • Sint-Salvatorskathedraal: It is a short street from Heilige Geeststraat from the Church of our Lady. It is one of the oldest parish churches in Bruges and a cathedral. The foundation of this church was laid back in the 10th Century. Most parts we see now are from the 12th and 13th centuries. The fortress of the building is 99 meters high. The cathedral has survived over the centuries from iconoclastic fury and four fires.
  • Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde: It is the only preserved beguinage in the city. It was functioning as a convent for Benedictines since 1927 and was founded by Canon Hoornaert.
  • Sint-Jacobskerk: The church is also known as both St James and St. Jacob's church. The confusion arises because Flemish uses the same word for both Jacob and James like many other languages. It was initially built around 1240, and the church was considerably expanded in 1459 to match the rising affluence in the city.
  • Dijver Mansions: At the left of the Dijver Canal is the attractive 15th-century buildings that comprise the Heren van Gruuthuse mansion. In the estate during 1471, English king Edward IV took shelter. The mansion is given to the exceptional Gruuthusemuseum that is famously holding a superb collection of applied art and antiques that occupy 22 rooms.


Explore

Bruges counts in as one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium. A UNESCO World Heritage site is like a straight out of gothic fairy tale that flaunts with a medieval touch hint. It wanders around the town, and it feels like it took a step back into time; Bell Tower, churches are standing audaciously with the mystical canals and cobbles streets. At this place, you can soak into its serenity, and you'll not know when the time blew like a wind. It is home to medieval and modern culture with some of the most fantastic attractions and places to explore.


City Parks

  • Minnewaterpark: The bridge is a striking example of asymmetrical architecture that successfully connects the town's outskirts with this park. Many tourists find the starting point to be the most wonderful spot to visit. The Minnewater, meaning the Lake of Love, is one of the first things you see if you arrive in the city either by coach or train.
  • Koningin Astridpark: It is one example of the urban open space for centuries that survives as a monastery garden. The large garden is stretched behind the walls of the monastery. The monastery was demolished when the French got hold of the government. The place is now functioning as a park for tourists and townspeople to enjoy the trees' coolness during summers.


National Parks

The national parks in Belgium are stunning. They are not less than a visual joy. There are, however, no National Parks in Bruges, but below is the list of nearby National Parks that you must not miss out on.

  • Hoge Kempen National Park: The National Park is in the Limburg region of Belgium. It is a unique nature reserve that looks after 5700 ha of heathland and timberland. The park also offers a great view with broad pine woods among the blooming purple-hued heathland with large lakes. The place is about 200 km away from Bruges.
  • De Zoom– Kalmthoutse Heide: It is a cross-border park on the Dutch-Belgian border. It is the unification of two previous parks: 'De Zoom' in the Netherlands and 'Kalmthouste Heide' in Belgium. It has a vast area of the premises of the park as is masked with heathland. The place is about 108 km away from Bruges and easy to reach.
  • Burdinale and Mehaigne National Park: The Mehaigne National Park and Valleys of the Burdinale include 11,000 hectares. It is roughly triangular with two base points set apart by Andenne and Huy's town. The park is just 173 km away from Bruges, and you can get there very quickly.


Beaches

There are no beaches in the city of Bruges, but you can find a few around the city by traveling a few distances. Below are the beaches you can find:

  • Ostend Harbor and Beachfront: You can enjoy a good overview of the beachscape and take a walk to the western breakwater, where you can enjoy a great viewpoint in town. You will also come to see the dunes of Westende. The place lies about 29 km west of Bruges.
  • Blankenberge: The Belgian coastal town with a long beach is a nearby place to Bruges at a distance of just 15.5 km.
  • Knokke-Heist Beach: The place is probably the most elegant seaside in Belgium with a 12 km long beach. It is an excellent place of interest for visitors. The Knokke-Heist is about 19 km northeast of Bruge.


Landmarks

  • Sint-Janshuismolen: Sint Janshuis Mill is the only one of the four windmills in the city where grains still get ground. The millers are always happy to welcome tourists. If the wind is favorable when you visit, you can even see its operation mechanism. Anyone who climbs the steep stairs can get to have a breathtaking view of the green city.
  • Jan Van Eyckplein: It is also known as Jan van Eyck Square and is located at the intersection of Spanjaardstraat, Academiestraat and Spiegelrei in Burges. The square is named on the noted painter of Northern Reneaissance, Jan Van Eyck.
  • Ezelpoort: It was constructed in 1297 and is also called Donkey's Gate. It was later rebuilt in 1369 to a new design by Mathias Saghen and Jab Slabbaerd. The lower section of the gate made of brick is authentic.
  • Provinciaal Hof: The Provincial Court is of great importance to the province of West Flanders and Bruges' people. It is a Neogothical building right at Bruges' market place and a former meeting place for West Flanders' provincial government.


Museums

  • Groeningemuseum: The place sits at the lap of the Dijver and is the place for Flemish paintings from six centuries. The plays enjoy an international reputation for its rich collection of Renaissance works and Flemish Primitives by other artists from different regions.

The Lucifernum: The Lucifernum is the place that is curated and owned by the self-proclaimed vampire. Willy Retsin redesigned the place. Every cranny and nook in the candle-lit place spills over with fascinating objects.

  • Choco-Story: The 'story' of Choco-story completes together with the Beer Museum and the world's one and only Fry Museum. It completes Bruges' trifecta of food-themed museums. The place will also tell you about the 4,000-year-old tale of chocolate. It is all because of the industrial revolution that the Belgian chocolatiers have been since created.
  • Sint-Jansspitaal (Old Saint John's Hospital): The building is immediately opposite the west door of the Church of our Lady and stands as the oldest buildings in Bruges. It was founded in the 12th Century. The hospital's growth was seen during the Middle Ages and was a place where sick travelers and pilgrims took shelter for care and medication. The site was later extended with the building of a convent and monastery, and then in the 19th Century, the further construction led to a hospital with eight wards around the central building. A tiny museum is dedicated to Hans Memling, a Flemish master and Bruges citizen in the chapel area. It is exclusively devoted to six of his works, including the magnificent wood reliquary of St Ursula.


Eat

Restaurants are not always excellent or cheap here. Although you can get frites or fricadellen and mussels, frites with mayonnaise are outstanding here. It would be best if you stayed away from Burg Square and the central market place when eating as tourists are the easy victims. One of the most used tactics here is to present the items as free with your meal and then later charge you with exorbitant rates. It is recommended to find some local street food and locals will surely help you.


Traditional Local Restaurants

  • Park: If you are looking for a romantic night with your partner in Bruges, then this local restaurant is the name to remember. The restaurant is intimate and cozy with mouth-watering appetizers served to you along with the perfect wine pairing.
  • Pomperlut: As you open the door to Pomperlut, it feels like entering a seventeenth-century fairy tale with old chandeliers, wooden mushrooms, and a gigantic fireplace, which is all a part of the scenery. The reservation is highly recommended in this former farmhouse, which can accommodate only up to 20 guests, and the owner takes sole charge to run the restaurant. The services, food, and atmosphere are of the best quality, and guests can enjoy a magical and intriguing experience.
  • T Zwart Huis: It is located in the heart of the city and has the most excellent jazz and blues café in Bruges. The traditional place welcomes talented musicians from around the world to perform a couple of times a month. The location is a historical, unique building built-in 1482 in the late gothic style. When you enjoy the atmosphere and music, the place is where you can indulge in cocktails, food, and course of some classic Belgian beers.
  • The Olive Tree: The place is cozy and very welcoming. It is one of the decorated restaurants in Burges that makes the guest fall in love with the Greek cuisine instantly. You can try many authentic local dishes at this restaurant.



Vegetarian and Vegan

  • Réliva: The menu at Réliva is an everlasting state of change and works with what the seasons naturally provide to local farmers. The place has a menu of gourmet-level vegetarian dishes. As per the concern of vegans, there is also a three-course meal available.
  • De Bron: The restaurant is one of the vegetarian forts in Bruges. It is a quarter of a century for yummy meat-free dishes with democratic prices ranging from 15 to 20 euros and makes this place a cozy one. The place also has a wide range of warm vegetables, organic crudités, and heaps of healthy grains. It is recommended to make reservations as the place fills up fast.
  • Frituur Royal: If you want a budget-friendly vegetarian food option, Frituur Royals stands first. While Belgian friteries are a no-go zone for vegetarians and vegans, the place is counter packed with all sizes and shapes of meats waiting to be tossed and picked out in the fryer for an indulgent companion to your fries.
  • Hashtag Food: The place is a little out of old town, but this vegan and vegetarian-friendly eatery is made using colorful vegetables, sumptuous sauces, and fresh salads to paint edible canvasses that also encourage a smile from their sizeable dinner and lunch crowd.


Street Food

  • Fries: Belgium Fries at the Friet Museum is the best. With admission to the museum, we learned quite a lot about the history of fried potatoes. It is also said that the Belgians came up with the idea of fare the best. With admission to the museum, we learned quite a lot about the history of fried potatoes.
  • Belgian Waffles: Waffles are famous worldwide, and it is one of the best Belgian street food. You can buy waffles made of dough in Bruges that create a rounder shape with a more soft texture when pressed. The Belgian waffles are a must-have if you are traveling around Belgium.
  • Afternoon Tea: If you feel a bit tired after roaming around the city, try for local tearoom where you can relax for some tea and coffee and recollect your thoughts.


Drink

The people of Bruges are very enthusiastic about their alcohol, which extends to both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. You can find a list of drinks in Bruges.


Tap-water

Tap water is drinkable in Bruges. Residents and travelers of Belgium have rated the water pollution and quality at a good percentage.


Organic Cafés

Organic cafes are pretty much in trend nowadays, and Bruges also has some organic cafes around the city. The cafes have an ample amount of vegan and vegetarian dishes, thus enabling and ensuring your eco-friendly travel. Here are some of the famous organic cafes to explore in Bruges:

  • Het Dagelijks Brood
  • Narai Thai
  • Cuvee Bar a Vin
  • Réliva


Breweries

The city boasts several typical beers that are brewed locally. In the city center, you can visit Bourgogne des Flandres breweries and De Halve Maan.

  • Bourgogne des Flandres: The brewer will show you the brewing process, or you can even digitally tap a glass yourself.
  • De Halve Maan: It is a family business with a tradition. It goes back through six generations of brewers to 1856. Here they also brew the official beer which is Brugse Zot.

There are breweries outside the center, which is Fort Lapin. The place provides craft beer with eight different beers. There are also many breweries around the city.


Activities

  • Tour Boats: If you are a traveler, you must take a ride on tour boats around the canals. Many multilingual guides provide a potted history of the city in few minutes. A boat tour will also show you various places that are not reachable because every canal runs next to the street. The queues to board often look long but move fast.

Grote Markt and Belfry Climb: If you want to have a great view of the city, you can climb these 366 steps to reach the top.

  • Bruges Waffle Workshop: The place doesn't require any pre-cooking skills, but you can enjoy delicious moments of baking and decorating your Belgian waffles here.
  • Horse-drawn carts: You can hire carriages for a romantic 30 minute trip around the old city of Bruges.
  • Belgian Chocolate Workshop: Belgian chocolates are famous, but how great it would be if you could learn to craft some on your own! The place is best if you want to craft over 30+ pieces of delicious Belgian chocolates by joining this workshop. You can learn all the professional and basics of chocolate-making, including mendiants, tempering, and pralines from scratch.
  • Cycle: There are rental shops near the main square if you want to ride a bicycle. You can also rent at the train stations to get to the city center. The prices are optimal and one of the best ways to get around eco-friendly.
  • Concertgebouw Brugge: This place is one of Bruges' cultural temples. It has a world-class program in contemporary and classical music and dance.

The season usually runs from mid-September to June, but it has also become a hub for the early music MA festival.

  • Bruges Ballooning: You can go for daily hot air balloon flights around the historic center. The best way to enjoy Bruges' romance is its stunning views from a few hundred meters high up in the balloon basket.


Yoga and Retreats

Every traveler wants to seek relaxation for their mind and soul and yoga is a globally trending form of exercise. There are many yoga and retreat options available in Bruges. Here is the list of places you can visit if you want to find a yoga retreat.

  • Pure Yoga
  • Studio Matahari
  • Lichtervelde
  • Puur Yoga


Accommodation

Bruges is the city in Belgium and the 'Venice of North' it is sure that you'll get an array of accommodation options around the city. The hotels cater to different customers with a wide range of possibilities and tariffs to choose from. The amenities come in line with taxes but be assured that the basics are covered.


Green Hotels

A green hotel or eco-hotel is an environmentally sustainable accommodation or hotel that practices the idea of green living. The hotels need to certified green by the state where it is located or by an independent third-party. These hotels are mostly presented as Eco hotels because of their design and locations. The improvements and changes in a green hotel include renewable energy, non-toxic housekeeping practices, organic soaps, recycling programs, and energy-efficient light fixtures. It is beneficial for these hotels to get specific certifications. Here are some green hotels that you can find around the city:

  • Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
  • Martin's Brugge
  • Ibis Brugge Centrum
  • Hotel Fevery


Hostels and Guest Houses

Bruges is a city that attracts many travelers, explorers, and backpackers around the world. They prefer to ditch living the conventional hotels and instead live in hostels, guest houses, and hostels. Some of the pocket-friendly hostels in the town are:

  • Art Hostel: This is a low budget hostel which is great for group accommodation. The hostel is a beautifully redone building that displays an eclectic collection of art and is painted in lively hues. The beds are comfortable, and the surroundings are spotless. The hostel is 4 km away from Markt.
  • Lybeer Travellers' Hostel: One of the best and affordable dorms if you are looking for a good stay in Bruges. The dorms are mixed, and there are separate female dorms and an array of private rooms.
  • Passage: The place is excellent with a beautiful cosmopolitan atmosphere and typical Belgian cuisine. The rooms are recently renovated, and stay at the Passage will give you a great impression of traveling through time.


Apartments

Apartment renting is quite popular around the world and so is in Bruges. Suppose you want to explore these options and look at genuine safety concerns. In that case, if you book an apartment in a reputed neighborhood through reliable channels or applications, you can most certainly go for it. Airbnb is also the first choice for most tourists when they rent apartments.


Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is very common in Bruges, and it is no longer an alien concept. If you are a backpacker and want to save money, you can browse through the websites and find suitable hosts. You can establish contact with them and finalize things. Also, you must remember to help the host out if you are couch surfing, make sure to keep the things clean and always show your gratitude with a small token of appreciation.


Camping

The people of Bruges, or in all of Belgium, are enthusiastic about outdoor activities, including camping. Some of the prominent camping locations you can find around the city are:

  • Camping Memling
  • Aan de Plas


How to Get There

Bruges is the Venice of the North is the best city to visit if you travel to Belgium. You can find plenty of sustainable ways to reach the town, and some of the options are listed below:



Air

Many carriers offer direct flights to Brussels. In Belgium, the main airports have their own railway stations, so it is easy to reach Bruges through Brussels, Lille, and Charleroi. There are direct trains available from Brussels Airport every hour.


Bus

Suppose you are planning to take a bus tour then we know that the camping vehicles and buses are not allowed within the walls of the city. The parking can be done on the southern side of the town, a newly designed gangway, and brings you directly into the town's heart. There are also multistory car parks that are a five-minute walk from the city center. Mini-city buses cruise around the city with high frequency.


Train

It will be a great choice to travel to Bruges by train. The options are a whole lot cheaper than you may think. Trains to and from Brussels leave every 30 minutes in the day time, and you can reach Bruges anytime you want.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking is quite acceptable in Bruges, and many Belgians find it comfortable to give tourists a ride in their cars. The people are hospitable and polite, but the risk always persists, albeit the lower percentages.


Others

Beyond the above options, you can reach Bruges by ferry, which is also a great idea. P&O Ferries and DFDS operates ferries from different cities. The waterways are best to reach as you enjoy great views through your journey.


Moving Around

The historical center is not so big, so it is quite walkable. If you want to get around the city, then buses, car taxis, and bicycle taxis are available around the city. If you plan to visit Bruges, you can easily hop on a bike and discover the city. Various rental companies offer a guided bike tour.


Walk

Discovering Bruges while walking is an excellent way to find about the city. It provides you with dedicated walking space, but some walking tours will help you explore the city's scenic parts on foot.


Bicycle

Bicycles are a commonly used mode of transportation in Bruges. There is around 60% of incoming traffic in the city center, so it is easy to access bicycles. Renting bicycles is an excellent option for a tourist.


Electronic Vehicles

Belgium has cutting edge technology when it comes to electric vehicles. E-mobility is no longer the future. There is already a multitude of ways to get around in a soft-buzzing speed machine. The e-vehicles can be rented in Bruges. You can rent electric bicycles, scooters, monowheels to hoverboards, motorcycles, vans, cars, and many more as per your convenience.


Public Bus

Public transportation is continuously evolving, and the buses have always been at the forefront. The buses connect different parts of Bruges, and there are electric buses available too. So you can be assured about your plan to travel-friendly.


Tram, Train and Subway

In Bruges, you shall find the metro rail that operates on electricity and is highly efficient while catering to the city.


Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable shopping is one of the most significant aspects to maintain balance in society. The small stores often cater to the specific needs with sustainable manufacturing products that do not necessarily operate for profits but serve as exciting places, especially when tourists look for some subtle and rare items for craftsmanship.


Food Markets

Beer, lace, chocolate are the products that come to mind when Bruges or rather Belgium is mentioned. You must make sure not to get fooled as shopping in Bruges is relatively easy to understand. You will find a couple of food markets with fishes.


Flea Markets

Belgians love good flea markets, so here a few famous flea markets in Bruges.

  • Dijver Flea Market: This market's location is at the canal-side Dijver with its blankets full of curiosities and knickknacks, which is spread out underneath its trees. The market is a 'folkloric market,' which means that vendors can only sell second-hand stuff. The place is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Zandfeesten: The sprawling market takes place three times every summer at Het Zand, which is the city's biggest square.


Second Hand Stores

There are many second-hand shops available around Bruges. Do not miss to shop from the specialty shops and family businesses with innovative and handcrafted items. There are few second-hand clothing shops like 2de Hands Kattenkwaad, Oxfam Solidariteit Tweedehandswinkel where you can find some great stuff.


Eco-Fashion

Eco-friendly fashion is a 'new-in' in Bruges, and as a tourist, you will not find just small stores but also a few major fashion brands with eco-fashion in their segment. The items for eco-fashion includes both accessories and clothing.


Recycling

Belgium is taking all the practical steps to recycle and since it is one of the leading nations when recycling is concerned. The government has taken many initiatives to cut off the amount of material and ask citizens to recycle the products starting at home.


Waste

The Government of Belgian has been encouraging its citizen to sort the waste and recycle it at home. They are prompt to take all the efficient and essential tasks to dispose of the waste off in the right manner.


Work and Study Abroad

There are many Study Abroad and Internship programs in Bruges. Bruges is a famous place for foreign programs, and students can get a good education here.


Exchange Student

The universities in Bruges offer across the globe scholarships and various exchange programs. It depends on your language abilities, scores, and final interviews if you'd like to get through the programs.


Au Pair

Au Pair, a concept in itself, is no longer hidden from the world and is quite popular in Bruges. You can find a lot of families through popular websites with attractive offers. You can also head there to meet and finalize the things, or just video calling would be fine.


Volunteering

People post regularly to help them make the city beautiful, so there are many ways you can give back to society. In Bruges, there are many websites available offering your volunteer work, so you can pick one and lend your hand.


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