One can have day trips from Bruges to nearby towns. The journey is exhilarating due to the wonderful scenic beauty of the countryside. Some of these places include –
Damme – a scenic picturesque village which can be accessed by a cruise or bus or even bike.
Oostende – about twenty minus by train, this is a 19th century beach resort built by King Leopold II (1865-1909).
Ieper/Ypres – an important site of Great War (1914-1918) battles, cemeteries and monuments. People interested in wars would find it interesting. On Armistice Day (11th November), a number of commemorative events are held here every year including a service of Remembrance, the Poppy Parade, the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial etc.
Atlantic Wall – about 10 minutes away in the direction of Raversijde, there are trenches and galleries dating back to the World Wars.
Zeebrugge – the port of Bruges, 20 minutes away.
Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – An Introduction
How to get to Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – Transportation
Traveling within Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – Transport Information
Tourist Spots in Bruges