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Canal Trip Bruges-Damme

#13 of 45 Tours in Bruges
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Address: Noorweegse Kaai, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 28 86 10
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

When in Bruges, there’s nothing like viewing this historic city from its...

When in Bruges, there’s nothing like viewing this historic city from its canals. These affordable, 30-minute boat tours follow the same routes and offer commentary in several languages. But because they’re incredibly popular with visitors, don’t be surprised by long waits in line.

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Relaxing trip

We went on the boat, which looks like a steamboat, from Damme and it was a lovely way to pass an afternoon after wandering around all morning. You can sit outside on the top deck... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the boat, which looks like a steamboat, from Damme and it was a lovely way to pass an afternoon after wandering around all morning. You can sit outside on the top deck if it's fine or inside where there is a little bar serving drinks and snacks. the scenery was lovely along the banks of a canal... More 

Thank julschof
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to experience the city from a different perspective. We timed it so that we could relax after a full morning of sightseeing. Beautiful views & buildings & our 'captain' was very entertaining. Also a great way to find places you'd like to explore further.

1 Thank MilesfamilyUK
Northwich, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a lovely way to see some of the city. Our guide was knowledgeable and a real comedian. It was lovely to see the buildings from a different perspective.

Thank Susan H
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

def do this if you are in Brugges, just a very pleasant hour of so seeing a very pretty city from its wonderful canals. you may have to wait, but it is worth it and very good value. Lots of photo ops...recommend

1 Thank Cim100
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

an extremely relaxed way to visit the beautiful village of Damme, catch the ferry from just outside Bruges and enjoy a cold Leffe as you watch the countryside pass by. Then to Damme, a truly lovely village with excellent café and restaurants and great architecture. a leisurely walk, lunch and back on the ferry to enjoy another beer on the... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Paddle Boat runs every 2 hrs 10,12 1400 number4 bus every 20 mins from centrum 5 min walk over crossing from damme port to paddle boat .It was a Very warm and humid September afternoon 'dragonflies out in the sun butterflies having fun you no what I mean, sleep in peace when day is done.'Nina Simone ... Probably the best... More 

Thank Stephen h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I walked from my Bruges hotel to the pier on the Norweegse Kaai for the first sailing of the day (10.00am). It was full of people on a bus tour. The trip was pleasant enough and took about 45 minutes. Having read previous TA reviews I knew there was not much to do in Damme except have lunch. The tour... More 

Thank Pauline_from_Port
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We decided to take the first sailing of the day of the lovely old paddle steamer Lamme Goedzak at 10am from Norweegsekaai,Bruges which we walked to in half an hour from our hotel on the opposite side of the city rather than take the number 4 bus which takes 20 minutes.Not many travellers at this time of day on board... More 

Thank davidalan14
Holualoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Excellent activity for a relaxing morning or afternoon. Several restaurants and an old catherdral for touring in in Damme. But the boat cruise through the Belgian countryside is like floating through an old masters painting. Don't miss it.

Thank Bud B
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The perfect way to get bearings in this near perfect medieval city. Informative guides narrate the history of the city as you motor gently past the buildings and endless swans. Very relaxing !

Thank Giles M

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