I’m Veerle. I love to share my enthusiasm with visitors who want to experience Bruges. As a local I know the city of Bruges inside and out. I will be more than happy to help you discover my beautiful hometown. I am registered as a licensed city tour guide for Bruges. Bruges is a fascinating study object, I learn something new every day. I am also an official museum guide at the municipal museums of Bruges. Musea Brugge offers guided tours in the Old Saint Johns’ hospital and Memling museum, the Gruuthuse museum and the Groeningemuseum.
I call the beautiful and romantic city of Bruges my home. Every time I see the amazement in the eyes of the tourists visiting the city I feel privileged to live here. We live just outside ‘the Kruispoort’, and whenever the weather permits, we walk through Bruges as if it were our personal garden of Versailles. I love to wander along its small streets and still discover new spots in unexpected corners. I am an avid traveller myself who loves to discover new places and is always looking for an authentic local experience. So whenever friends visit Bruges the tourist guide in me pops out. I love to show our visitors the historic beauty and all the cultural riches that Bruges holds within its old ramparts. I love to show them the quiet cobblestone streets with the stepped gable houses, the many almshouses around the beautiful gardens, the more than 300 Lady Mary statues that grace the facades, the many parks that bring nature into the inner city and the labyrinth of canals that branded Bruges the ‘Venice of the North’. Only at the end of our walk will I immerse my friends into the crowded bustling city centre we’ve nicknamed ‘the golden triangle’. Here they come eye to eye with the grand medieval buildings and awe inspiring sights that made our city earn its Cultural Heritage status. Bruges is however more than ‘the Belfry’, the ‘church of Our Lady’, the ‘Gruuthuuse palace’, and the architectural gem that is ‘The Burg’. Bruges is most above all a city that exhumes a serene atmosphere that is not always easily translated into words but always leaves visitors elated and enriched.