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)

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).

      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

      Andy was an extremely gracious host, a skilled photographer and a terrific teacher, and seemed to want to do whatever was in his power to help us capture fantastic photos... read more

    782mjl
    8/05/2019

      Our photo tour was awesome! I really enjoyed it and got a lot of awesome shots of the city. We were on the morning tour and had no... read more

    Lokibaho
    7/26/2019

      Today I did one of the photo walks with Andy for the first time.I am a novice but a enthusiast when it comes to photography and I learned a lot... read more

    172michielm
    7/12/2019

      Today I did one of the photo walks with Andy for the first time.I am a novice but a enthusiast when it comes to photography and I learned a lot... read more

    Michiel M
    7/12/2019

      The photography tour with Andy was very interesting and informative.. learnt new photography styles.

    Cherryjain76
    7/10/2019

      Last Friday I toured Brugge with Andy and 2 other guests. Andy was very responsive to my questions leading up to the tour. He was at the meeting spot on... read more

    Cruzangirl
    7/09/2019

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