Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Bruges

Badge of ExcellenceBrugge, Belgium

From USD 3.29

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Bruges at its most atmospheric when you explore the city’s centuries-old landmarks after dark on this evening walking tour. Meet your guide right in the heart of the city, and set off on foot: you’ll see Bruges highlights like the Markt Square and Jan van Eyck Square, and will also hear lesser-known stories from its past. Finish at a bar where you can sip a traditional Belgian beer.
  • This walking tour brings Bruges’ centuries of history to life
  • Discover the city’s popular highlights and lesser-known corners
  • See a new perspective on Bruges when you explore after dark
  • Enjoy a Belgian beer at a locals-frequented bar at the tour’s end

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Markt
    Markt, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    We meet by the statue on the main square of Bruges, look out for the guide with the red umbrella! IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.

End point

  • Langestraat 121
    Langestraat 121, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    The tour ends at the Bauhaus bar, a 12 min walk from the starting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I strongly advise to book it, in order to discover places where other tourists don't go usually.
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Brugge at night
Melanie_L, Mar 2023
This tour was great, especially at night! Such a beautiful city with a rich history. Our guide, “Miau”, was knowledgeable and funny. I highly recommend this night walking tour!
Dark Side of Brugge was amazing.
Mohak_B, Mar 2023
The guide Martin was amazing. He gave the nitty gritty details of the entire Brugge and also, some dark spooky stories. His clarity of thoughts and spellbinding experience made the walking tour so much fun.
Best tour
Malcolm_G, Feb 2023
Great tour, highly recommended. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly our tour guide was great and best of all it ended at a bar!
Bruges Dark Side Tour
Alex_L, Feb 2023
A very good way to get your bearings for the city and taking in some very interesting parts of town. Martin was a great guide which made the experience very enjoyable.
Gillian_L, Feb 2023
So nice for our money’s worth! Our tour guide did encourage us to tip which felt a little rude but it was an awesome experience!
Great tour
Liam_G, Feb 2023
Interesting tour, learned a lot and had a few laughs. Plenty of things to see and people to chat to along the way, Martin was very informative.
Best of Bruges
Marlo_C, Dec 2022
Guide was fantastic and experience was great!! Loved learning about the dark side of this city. It was our first time so to learn the history and excitement of Bruges was fun and educational for us.
Great tour!
Lyuboslav_K, Nov 2022
Jan was great! Learnt a lot during this tour. Strongly recommend it. The tour exceeded our expectations!
Lovely Tour
Nicholas_F, Oct 2022
Great tour! Lots of interesting stops and stories. The tour does finish at a pub a fair way from the centre of Bruges is the only thing, so as a solo traveller it is a little dark walking back. But it is a great tour otherwise!
Night Time Walking Tour in Brugges
Bernard_D, Oct 2022
During our walking tour, my wife and I saw many parts of the town which would not normally be seen and doing it at night enhanced the experience. Our guide, Louis, was very informative but led the group without paying much attention to the group as a whole except when stopping to speak.
Great way to discover the city
Esabeau_S, Oct 2022
The tour guide with Nicco was really interesting and fun. We visited parts of the city you wouldn't usually see as a tourist and learned about the history and legends of Bruges. Together with the day tour they organize, I think it's the best way to discover the city, its history, architecture and to get good recommendations for food and drink. Thanks for the great experience !
Great tour
Shiqi_A, Oct 2022
The evenning tour is quite special, we really enjoyed it. The tour is well organized and with a lot interesting storties. Our tour guide Louis is fantastic, he is funny, friendly and knowledgable.
Awesome Guide-Sketchy Logistics
Breanna_B, Oct 2022
Our Guide was fantastic- he’s a secondary history teacher who is passionate about the history of Bruge and communicates his knowledge and passionate through great storytelling. For him alone, we would give him 5 stars. The reason for 3 stars is when we showed up, we found out it was in fact a free tour. We know that we only paid 6€ but it’s the principle that we paid for a free walking tour and then were asked to pay our guide at the end. That wasn’t cool.
Amazing History Lesson
Suzanne_V, Oct 2022
Our guide, Eric’s knowledge of the history of Brugge made the experience exceptional. The legends and ghost stories were also fun. I am older , but the pace was perfect for the two hour walk.
Maggie_E, Sept 2022
Our guide Mao was very cheerful and informative even in the rain! A couple of hours well spent and a free beer at the end.
Great tour
Penny_S, Sept 2022
Louis told some great stories (believe them or not!) as we went round the less visited parts of Bruges. I would have given 5 stars except that his fairly strong accent and the large group meant it was often difficult to follow what he was saying unless you could get close enough to hear really well.
The Dark Side Experience
Hannah_I, Sept 2022
Learned a lot about the history myths and legends of Brugge. Love the medieval look ok the city. Thanks to Jonathan our guide.
Nico was a fun energetic...
Elizabeth_C, Sept 2022
Nico was a fun energetic guide with great knowledge of the history of Brugge. I learned a lot and it was a beautiful evening walk through a beautiful city.
Jan was an excellent,...
Sara_T, Aug 2022
Jan was an excellent, interesting and humorous guide - learned a lot about the city of Bruges and had a lot of fun!
Don’t rely on.
Sheryn_G, July 2022
Policy claimed tour limited to 24, but not true; one guide decided to split off approx. 8 to do a mini tour in French, leaving approx. 40 on the English tour. Difficult to hear with such a large group which included teenage Americans joking around; other participants smoking next to you.