As the home of chocolate, there really is no better place to spend Easter than in Bruges, because this is the perfect destination for indulging in plenty of your favourite sweet treat. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Bruges at Easter that are great fun, and involve munching chocolate too!
Stroll past the windmills
One of the best things to do in Bruges at Easter is to enjoy the spring weather while strolling past the city’s four pretty windmills. Set on the original city wall, which is now covered in grass, walking past these windmills will take you along the old moat and past the medieval city gates.
You will be treated to stunning views during this wander, as the historic city centre will be on one side of you, and the canal with its collection of lovely houseboats will be on the other, meaning that you will have plenty of fantastic photo opportunities along the way.
We suggest taking a picnic with you when you head off for this walk, as you are sure to love dining al fresco surrounded by these amazing sights, just don’t forget to pack some chocolate!
Take a beer and chocolate tour
If you are going to have chocolate while in Bruges you may as well combine it with another famous Belgian treat too. A beer and chocolate tour will not only take you around Bruges’ stunning city centre, but you will get to visit the popular Choco-Story Museum and De Halve Mann Brewery too.
During your visit to the Choco-Story Museum you will learn about the history of chocolate and discover how it is made, plus you will have the opportunity to try some delicious samples too. You can also take a 5 minute walk to the Choco-Jungle Bar, where you can order Mayan cacao drinks and spiced Aztec brews whilst sitting in either a treehouse or a Mayan temple replica.
Your tour will include a 3-course lunch at De Halve Mann Brewery, where you will be shown the ingredients used to make beer, and the process that these go through in order to produce Belgium’s favourite beverage.
Admire some Belgian lace
Trying to give chocolate a miss? Head to one of Bruges’ 20 lace shops and discover everything there is to know about this alternative Belgian product instead. Making everything from tablecloths to handkerchiefs, these shops are the perfect place to pick up a traditional souvenir.
For the best experience, go to Rococo, a lace shop that has been open since 1833, to see both old and contemporary examples of lace, and see a demonstration of how it is made, which is interesting for both adults and children alike. Once you have seen this fascinating process you will never look at lace in the same way again!