Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Bruges was a quaint place to tour, small town with lots to offer in historic buildings and shops. Walking in the town was enjoyable because of the architecture and local atmosphere. We also had a chance to see other areas through the boat ride. The guide gave lots of interesting account of the different places.Reviewed by: MA LUISA G, December 2013
Our voucher said our departure time was 9:30. Fortunately, we arrived early because the tour guide walked everybody to the bus at 9:10.Reviewed by: William V, November 2013
The transportation was satisfactory but the weather was very inappropriate to walk around.Reviewed by: CiHAT G, November 2013
the weather was bad in Amsterdam at the start of the tour to Bruges. we boarded the bus in driving wind and rain. the tour guide Marion was very good and entertaining and she made the bus trip short. in bruges the weather was if anything worse. marion soldiered on gamely but because of the wind and rain, we abandoned her initial walking tour when we reached the main square. after a warm meal we continued on our own and really enjoyed what we saw and experienced in bruges and we would like to return there in better weather. There three stars is because of the weather, not because there was anything wrong with the service we received, which was very good, considering the circumstances. We thought that marion was professional and did very well.Reviewed by: WJ L, November 2013
It was terrible !!! A long bus trip without ANYTHING DECENT to eat or drink. No coffee, no tea, no bread, just coke and 'chips', and it was charged.
After arriving at Bruges, the guide took about 20min to gather everyone around a square to start a MANDATORY guided tour. It was raining and windy, and she said that would show the return meeting point at the end of the tour. Now, imagine 80 turists walking thru the narrow streets of Bruges, under rain, listening to explanations of the main buildings of the city (in english and spanish), for about 30 minutes..... That's what we HAD TO face, so we could know where the meeting point would be. At the end of the city tour, the guide asked who would do the channel cruise and some raised hands and she took them to the cruise company, and just POINTING somewhere and saying 'the meeting point is THERE, by the side of this church'. We has less than 3 hours to visit the city on our own and lost the bus back to Amsterdam, since we couldn't find the church in time (arrived 5-10 mins late).. We even took a taxi to the bus stop (where the bus left us, when arrived) but there was nothing there, so we had to come back by train (costing extra 100 euros)..
Besides the tour itself, Bruges is an amazing city and deserves a visit..
TIPS for the administrators of the tours :
- Arrive and depart the bus from the same spot.
- Make the guided tour OPTIONAL.
- Distribute city maps, marking the meeting point on it.
- Coffee and water (at least) available in the bus for free.