As the day winds down, see a city lost in time with the lights turned down low.

Brugge at night is simply a sight to behold, both indoors and outside. Equally, it’s a time for personal tastes and pursuits in photography.

Since this tour is offered exclusively as a Private Photo Tour (info) for maximum flexibility and focus, we have our proven evening route or just let us know what you want for your camera. Landscapes, a tour of locations, photo workshop or “a bit of everything” is all possible.

Like all of our photo tours: We’re here to look after you, right down to tripod provided on request.

3hr Private Photo Tour: 220€ per tour (includes up to 4 photographers of your choice)

Further details below or   Book Now

Photography Locations & Features

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

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

Focus on

Nightscapes in the fading light and into the dark, from golden hour to blue to black (as you request) and lit up beautifully.

Start Time

 Private tours: Flexible start (3 hrs)
Start time will be suggested for best light and your tastes, default start time is 8pm.


As with the start time, we’ll have a custom itinerary of locations to best suit your interests & skill on this private tour.

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

 Private tours: Flexible start (3 hrs)
Start time will be suggested for best light and your tastes, default start time is 8pm.

Flexible: Either our usual spot on Burg Square (here) or where you prefer.

Finishes @

Private tours offer optional pickup and finish point, certainly never leaving you far from your bed or a cozy beer.

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).

      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


      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

      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


      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


      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


      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

      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


      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


      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


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

This “Shades of Brugge” night tour is offered as a private tour only for best focus and pacing for your night photography.

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