For this central time of day, let’s hit the central streets of Brugge!

This afternoon tour is about the history and people, at least through the lens. As we walk through the main historic areas of town, you’ll get the essential facts on what you’re seeing, both the heart of Brugge and core of photography.

The focus for Brugge (Bruges) photography locations is travel and street photography, your guide & instructor Andy covers creative travel ideas at the most essential locations of Brugge. Plenty to see including tips on best angles & ideal times for the crowds.

2hr Open Photo Tour: 60€ per photographer (maximum 4 photographers per open tour)
3hr Private Photo Tour: 220€ per tour (includes 4 photographers of your choice)

Further details below or   Book Now

Photography Locations & Features

What you can expect to see on this Essential Brugge photo tour.

Click the tabs (especially Practical Info) for more info…

Focus on

Sights & street in the city center, major sites to life along the way and through the “busy bit” but with quiet moments aplenty.

Start Time

Open tours: 1pm -> 3pm (2hrs)
Private tours: Flexible start (3 hrs)

October to April: Closed for open tours

Locations

Burg Square, Rozenhoedkaai, Bonifacius Bridge, Begijnhof (as time permits)… and of course many more!

Casual to Pro…

With over 2000 satisfied guests since 2012, we’re confident that our tour has something that suits you from learning to locations. Sample photos & advice given freely, always planned for best light.

Smartphone to the biggest camera you can carry: We’re here to help. 🙂

Open & Private tour options

With open tours limited to 4 photographers and a private tour option that offers full focus & flexibility, we offer choices so our time together is  a personal & peaceful experience.

See more details via this open or private tour info link.

Practical Information

Start Time

Open tours: 1pm -> 3pm (2hrs)
Private tours: Flexible start (3 hrs)

Meeting @

Open tours: Burg Square (details)
Private tours: Burg or flexible pickup

Finishes @

Open tours: Church of Our Lady (on map)
Private tours: As above or flexible

Free +1 “Non Camera” Friend

Both open & private photo tours include the option of bringing one “non camera” friend per photographer at no extra cost.

A +1 “non camera” friend is a partner or friend. While the +1 guest is welcome to listen in, they are allowed absolutely no photo taking themselves including cameraphones.

FAQ entry on +1 guests

Your photo guide Andy McSweeney

The man who founded all this photo tour fun in Brugge in 2012, your guide & “Photographer on the Loose” Andy.

He loves his job: Loving everything in photography.

Reviews of Photo Tour Brugge

We’re proud to have over 600 “Excellent” reviews on Tripadvisor since 2012.

Feel free to see the most recent 9 reviews below (and all the others via this link).

      Andy an excellent and relaxed host, guiding us to scenic spots with some of his own shots to inspire us. Never overbearing and very helpful, assisting both beginner and more... read more

    Expedition538288
    10/24/2019

      This is a really fantastic way to explore and get a feel for the city outside of the normal tour routine. I did the 10am "Edges of Bruges" tour/workshop which... read more

    636valk
    10/22/2019

      What a fantastic way to see this beautiful city. Andy took me to perfect locations for getting amazing photographs. Not only did he improve my skills in such... read more

    trekwhitefish
    10/14/2019

      Andy is an amazing and very personable guide. After just two hours we felt we had made a friend for life. We've taken his tour before and keep coming back... read more

    Katie M
    10/12/2019

      Our cruise ship visited Brugge, Belgium, and we got to go on another tour of Brugge with Andy McSweeney of Phototourbrugge. We really enjoyed our tour with him after... read more

    jgallman1108
    10/10/2019

      What a fantastic 2 hours! This tour was the most fun thing I did on my trip. Not only did I get tips for taking better photos, but we got... read more

    Sterchiwithherphone
    9/22/2019

      This is an excellent tour. Andy is so organized. He took us to various photo spots. He showed us photos he has taken there - different photo... read more

    Voyage807173
    8/28/2019

      When travelling to Brugge,, the first thing to do is to find your hotel and drop off your luggage. The second thing to do is to book a photo tour... read more

    Margo L
    8/26/2019

      Amazing photo tour, Andy accompanied me and my wheelchair to the wonderful places of Bruges, giving me directions, suggestions and advice. I am very happy to have met Andy and... read more

    omarino11978
    8/26/2019

Open or Private photo tour?

All our daily photo tours (except the night tour) are offered as either an open tour or private tour.

See below for the differences between the two, for groups or any questions please contact us

Open Photo Tours

Open group tours offer a great way to connect to Brugge for photos & maybe* a new photo friend.

60€ per photographer

Book as Open Photo Tour

 

  • 2hr open tour based on on tour chosen.
  • Fixed start time from the meeting point.
  • Max. 4 photographers per open tour.
  • Brugge map & tips & photo goodies.
  • -20% off Andy’s Being in Brugge photo book.
  • +1 “non camera friend” joins for free (?).

*open tours are rarely full, if so then only 4 photographers maximum… with +15-20min added so everyone has time to shoot.

Private Photo Tours

Private tours are a fully focused view of Brugge & our time together with the cameras. (more info).

220€ per private tour

Book as Private Photo Tour

 

    • 3hr private tour on route or as you prefer.
    • Flexible start: Usual time or when it suits you.
    • Flexible meeting: Our usual spot or wherever.
    • Full choice/balance of learning vs. locations.
    • Max. 4 guests of your choice, more on request.
    • Deluxe Brugge map & tips & photo goodies.
    • Gift copy of Andy’s Being in Brugge photo book.

Available in French & Flemish/Dutch on request

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a “photo tour”?

A photo tour (as we offer it) is a city tour with a strong focus on photography, both in seeing the city through the a photographer’s perspective as well as improved results in the photos you’ll take.

On Photo Tour Brugge & with your guide Andy, we offer sample photos on location as well as photo advice tailored to your specific skill and interest.

Basically, Part city tour, part workshop… With of course a portrait option (here) since Andy loves such things too. 😉

2. What kind of camera/experience do I need to bring?

Any camera from your smartphone or compact to DSLR/mirrorless to medium and large format is quite suitable for this tour.

(As your guide Andy says: “It’s not the car, it’s the driver that counts.”)

Whether you’re beginner or intermediate or pro (or even just looking for a unique tour experience), we’ll happily offer optional technical & creative advice as well as sample photos on location to help improve your photography both in Brugge & beyond.

An umbrella covers from the rain on a stretch of canals in Brugge Belgium. Photo by Photo Tour Brugge.

3. What’s your cancellation policy (especially in rain)?

Our full refund policy is via this link but here’s the short version:

Open tours are 50% refundable up to 1 week beforehand, private tours up to 3 days beforehand minus the 75€ deposit. Overall, we’re also flexible and sympathetic as possible if something unexpected comes up.

In case of rain: We push on in very light drizzle (and offer you a free camera cover to help), in case of heavy or dangerous rain we will usually offer rescheduling or you can cancel for a 50% refund until 1hr before the tour starts.

See our full cancellation policy here.

4. Can I bring my friend/partner/child along? (+1 non camera friend)

Each tour guest on open and private tours may bring one additional “+1 non camera friend” at no extra charge.

That guest may take absolutely no photos during the tour (including on the smartphone), but is otherwise a welcome to listen in and chat as time permits.

5. How do I book online?

That’s too easy! 🙂 Simply click any of the “book now” buttons (or this link) and you’ll be taken to the booking calendar for both open & private tours. For private tours you can also click this link to go straight to the private tour booking form.

Bonus FAQ: Does this mean you don’t offer photo portraits?

We do happily offer photo portraits via this link and next to that: Always happy to take a  photo or two of you on the regular tour option as time permits.

More Questions? Check out the full all FAQs or Contact us

Also Available as Open or Private Tour

Available as Private Tour Only