This itinerary will be adapted according the place of departure.
We normally start our discovery on the Square 'T Zand at the Concert Hall, you can not miss this building as for Bruges, it is one of the few modern architecture buildings.
We take the main shopping street in the direction of the Market Square. Halfway, we pay a visit to the St. Saviour Cathedral. After visiting the Market Place with the imposing 83m belfry and halles, we continue to the Jan Van Eyck square, once the center of Hanseatic Bruges. This area was the economical and financial hub of Flanders between the 13th and 15th century. A lot of impressive houses are a statement to the leading role of Bruges as a commercial center in the old days. We pass the city theatre, the Saaihalle (1399), Huis Ter Beurze (the first stock exchange), the Tollhouse, etc... A little bit further we arrive by the Burg, one of the most charming squares in town. We now see the gorgeous Gothic City Hall, the basilca of the Holy Blood and the Liberty of Bruges, once the city's courthouse, today the Municipal Archives. We cross the Fish Market, Tanners Square and the very picturesque Dijver.
We end our walking discovery tour at the last remaining brewery in the historical city center: brewery De Halve Maan. At this family owned brewery De Brugse Zot is still being brewed. This brewery is deeply entrenched in Bruges' history. SInce up to the present day, six generations of the Maes family have succeeded each other.
11H00 Guided visit of the brewery with a local guide which tells us, just before lunch, everything about hops and malt (duration brewery visit: 45 minutes).
Tasting of a Brugse Zot beer and lunch in the brewery (3 course menu: soup - main course - dessert) or in a nearby typical restauarnt.
After lunch clients board for a 30 minutes cruise on the romantic canals (free boarding time).
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All in all this tour was good. Concerning the visits of some breweries and the catering in the restaurant, we had to lower our sights. It wasn't mentioned in the tour description that the tour would be in English.