What are some good days out in Bruges?

What are some good days out in Bruges?
4th October 2021 Joe Corfield

Choco Story

Bruges is well known for its chocolate and if you’re an avid chocolate lover this is the place to be. Located in the city centre and all taking place in a majestic large four floored house, this attraction allows you to be introduced into the history of the building and the history of cocoa, giving rise to particularly interesting facts such as how cocoa used to be used as a currency! Not to mention a cheeky few tasters along the way, how can you resist?

Retsin’s Lucifernum

Located in the city centre and only open to the public on Saturday nights, this private house was known as a former Mansionic lodge and previously owned by a self proclaimed vampire. That alone should be enough to make you visit, if not for curiosity. But if you need more reasons to visit, the house boasts candle lit bars and rum cocktails to take your breath away all set to a background of Latin music. Be sure to get down early and ring the bell on entrance in order to avoid disappointment, there’s just too much not to miss out on. Truly unique.


Only a stones throw away from Choco Story in the city centre, this is the place to be. Famous from 1869 and inspired from the Paris Opera, culture lovers will love Stadsschouwburg, one of Europe’s best preserved city theatres. The theatre is host to various national and international plays and displays a variety of dance as well as concerts and traditional performances. The exquisite auditorium is known for being a sight not to miss, it’s sheer size accompanied by ‘The magic flute’ from one of Mozart’s operas on entrance is well worth a visit.