As the light gets long, look into a local Brugge.

This late afternoon tour is focused on showing you the greatest part of Brugge: The places lesser known and the details they hold. We’ll be discovering on a local level the landscapes, details, and side streets that tell the timeless story of this stunning town.

This tour is perhaps the favorite of your guide Andy’s for photography locations, taking in the heart of discovering the story behind a scene. The focus is on catching the light as it disappears, but also a focus on *seeing* fresh with creative focus.

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 Hidden Brugge photo tour.

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

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Focus on

Getting far from the crowds, charming sidestreets (with a canal or two), seeing the local Brugge and a stronger photo.

Start Time

Open tours: 4pm -> 6pm (2hrs)
Private tours: Flexible start (3 hrs)

October to April: 1pm on “Hidden” open tours

Locations

Burg Square, Jan Van Eyckplein, Sint Anna area to finish by the windmills… 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.

Start Time

Open tours: 4pm -> 6pm (2hrs)
Private tours: Flexible start (3 hrs)

Meeting @

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

Finishes @

Open tours: Boncherie windmill (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.

Recent Guest Reviews

We are so very proud and humbled by our many, MANY positive reviews since opening Photo Tour Brugge in 2012. As you’ll see, we really are a tour for all levels and interest in photography…

Feel free to read what past guests have said below, from most recent Tripadvisor & Facebook reviews to blog articles and more! 😀

 

Dit was een ongelofelijke ervaring en een echte aanrader, Brugge zien en fotograferen op een andere manier. Behalve fotografie-tricks &... READ MORE...

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Evelyne V.
30/06/20

Did the tour with Andy a few years ago and still use the many tips and skills he gave us.... READ MORE...

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Tom L.
13/04/20

4 star ratingAndy is a great guy to plan a photo tour with Unfortunately with the current Covid-19 pandemic I could not go on the photo tour. That is too bad as I... READ MORE...

Richard F.
28/03/20

5 star ratingWhat a great tour Even though I only was "+1" on the hidden Bruges tour, I had a great afternoon. Andy was funny and... READ MORE...

Siegfriedson
23/02/20

5 star ratingAmazing workshop completely worth the while! If you love photography even just as a complete beginner like me, then this tour is for you. Andy is... READ MORE...

Sherpa35183507903
21/02/20

5 star ratingPriceless tour!! My mom and I did the tour together, although she just strolled with us and I did most of the... READ MORE...

laetitialuttich
15/02/20

5 star ratingInspiring photo tour of Brugge Andy is an inspiration for both the town of Brugge and the art of photography. He was incredibly generous in... READ MORE...

andyweltman
19/01/20

5 star ratingThe Best Last-Minute Decision! Ended up on a solo tour after a last minute phone call, had such a great time! Andy is great... READ MORE...

shelbyf487
23/12/19

Andy is absolutely Amazing! He is very knowledgeable about Brugge and also shows you lots of tips and tricks to... READ MORE...

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Stephanie R.
08/12/19

5 star ratingAwesome photo tour Andy is amazing! We did the Hidden Brugge tour yesterday and it was absolutely amazing! Andy showed me lots of... READ MORE...

TravelingRogers
08/12/19

Andy was amazing and took a crazy American older woman around and showed her how to look at different angles... READ MORE...

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Deborah S.
06/11/19

5 star ratingChilled photo tour of Brugge Andy an excellent and relaxed host, guiding us to scenic spots with some of his own shots to inspire us.... READ MORE...

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24/10/19

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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.

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.

Matt & Rachel sneak a smooch during an "Save the Day" photoshoot in Bruges Belgium. Photo by Photo Tour Brugge.

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

Hidden Brugge Booking Calendar

You can use the calendar below to book a Hidden Brugge tour or See the Full Calendar

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