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Private car transfer
from Amsterdam to Bruges

  • Door-to-door in 3 hours
  • From ... per seat
  • Professional driver
  • Sanitized vehicles
Risk-free

Cancel 24 hours before departure for a full refund

Trip Information

Pick-up

Your driver will meet you at your address in Amsterdam.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage

Trip

You’ll travel in comfort for 3 hours.

  • Optional sight-seeing
  • Clean, comfortable car
  • Professional driver
  • Bottled water
  • Child seats
  • Prepared for handicapped
  • Smoke-free
  • Pet friendly

Drop-off

Your driver will drop you off at your address in Bruges.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage
In total
  • 249 km
  • 3 hours

Visit these sights on the way

Overview: Car trip from Amsterdam to Bruges

You’ve done it all in Amsterdam, and now you’re ready for a car trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. Traveling by car gives you the opportunity to enrich your travel day by exploring historical sites, tulip fields, and charming towns of the Netherlands and coastal Belgium. Visit the Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm, or see De Haar - the largest castle in the Netherlands. Planning your car ride means you can take your time and travel at your own speed.

About Bruges

Bruges echoes the medieval architecture and picturesque canals of many towns along the Dutch and Belgian coasts. The view from your window as you travel from Amsterdam to Bruges will remind you that it truly is the “Venice of the North.” Like Venice, Bruges emerged as a prominent trading hub in the 9th century. It flourished throughout the Middle Ages and was an important center of economic prosperity thanks to its strategic coastal location and bustling port.

Bruges was also the center of Flemish art and culture. It was home to many artists from the Flemish Primitives art movement, like Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. You can visit the vast collection of art from this period at the Groeningemuseum. Another important cultural and religious landmark, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, holds a relic believed to be the blood of Christ. Pilgrims and visitors alike are drawn to its sacred ambiance and unique mix of Roman and Gothic architecture.

No matter what brings you to Bruges, this well-preserved medieval city is definitely beautiful fairytale stuff.

From Amsterdam to Bruges: Travel Tips

No matter how you cover the distance from Amsterdam to Bruges, follow these simple travel tips to make your trip go as smoothly as possible. No matter how you cover the distance from Amsterdam to Bruges, follow these simple travel tips to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

Border Crossing

The Amsterdam to Bruges route crosses country borders, but you likely won't have to stop or show an ID. Just in case, have your documents on you (and not packed up in the trunk!) and follow all posted signage when you approach the border.

Road Closures

If you're driving yourself, check for road closures and traffic before setting off. There are many alternative routes available in case of heavy traffic or construction. A detour into Ghent of Gouda may be just what your trip needs. Or make things even easier by riding with Daytrip. Your private driver will know the best way to get you to Bruges.

Tolls

Roads do not have tolls in the Netherlands, but driving through the Westerscheldetunnel along the A4/A29 route costs €5. In Belgium, only larger commercial vehicles (3.5+ tons) have to pay a toll.

How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges

Depending on your budget and preferences, you can choose from several travel options on how to get from Amsterdam to Bruges. ### Amsterdam to Bruges by bus It takes about 5 hours to get directly from Amsterdam to Bruges by bus. Tickets are between €15 and €30 and buses leave several times a day from multiple stations in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

There are no direct trains, but it is possible to change trains in Brussels and spend a few hours in Belgium’s capital. Without an extended layover in Brussels, expect the trip to take 7 hours.

Amsterdam to Bruges by car

The trip by car is 160 miles (260 km) and will take about 3 hours along the A4/A29 highways. Alternatively, the A2/A27 route will take you through Antwerp, a great city to add to your trip. While you won’t need a vignette, double-check that your rental's documentation is up to date and follow the speed limit. Bruges is small and has pedestrian-only areas, so make sure to have good GPS navigation.

Amsterdam to Bruges with Daytrip

For comfort and convenience, taking a private car with Daytrip is the best way to make the trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. Your private driver will bring you door-to-door, so you don’t have to worry about the intricacies of city driving, or Bruges’ pedestrian-only areas. Plus, the curated selection of sightseeing stops make it easy to enrich your trip and experience more local culture.

Things to Do When You Get to Bruges

Once you arrive, there are plenty of things to do when you get to Bruges. As one of the world’s most famous fairytale towns, just getting around Bruges is a highlight.

Getting Around: Bike, Barge, and Boat

As you learned in Amsterdam, bikes and canals are the preferred modes of transit in this region. A bike is a great way to explore Bruges at your own pace, and since you probably didn’t bike all the way from Amsterdam to Bruges you can rent a bike. A close second to biking is a barge or boat ride. The network of canals adds a distinctive charm and a fun way to get around.

Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to the Belfry of Bruges and Markt Square. The medieval Belfry of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage. Climb its 366 steps and you'll be rewarded with panoramic views across the UNESCO-listed historic center. The Markt (Market Square) hosts festivals, markets, and events throughout the year. For a unique souvenir, consider handmade Bruges Lace. At the Kantcentrum, you can watch artisans make bobbin lace every afternoon (except Sundays and holidays). ### Rainy Day Plans Every trip needs a rainy day plan, especially in Belgium where it rains an average of 200 days a year. Museums are a great way to immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene while staying indoors. Bruges is no stranger to repurposing buildings: The Mu.ZEE museum is in an old department store, and the Museum Sint-Janshospitaal is in a medieval hospital complex. The Groeningemuseum is built on the remains of the Eekhout Abbey.

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    All Daytrip drivers speak English* as well as their native language (and sometimes additional languages too!). They'll be happy to discuss local history and culture with you, as well as answer any questions you may have. And because they speak the language, they're able to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with local culture. *Drivers for Lite service aren't required to speak English but must meet all other standards.

  • Safety first!

    We screen all our drivers for criminal and traffic records, and personally interview each one. We also inspect their cars for safety, comfort, and reliability. All cars must be less than ten years old, in excellent operating condition, and insured as required by local law. And because our drivers are locals, they're familiar with the rules and customs of the road.

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Children

If you’re traveling with children, make sure to let us know in the booking so we can get the appropriate child seats ready!

Pets

Pets are allowed (and loved)! We just need to know beforehand. You can tell us about them in the next phase of the booking.

Tips

Gratuity isn’t included or required, but if you really enjoyed your trip, you can show your driver your appreciation with an optional tip (10% is sufficient).

Luggage

  • Big luggage
  • 29x21x11 inches
  • 74x53x28 cm
  • Small luggage
  • 22x14x9 inches
  • 56x36x23 cm

Each passenger is allowed to have one checked bag and one carry on. If you’re traveling with more bags or oversized luggage, you can adjust this while booking.

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