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…

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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.

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! ?


This is a „MUST DO" while you are in Bruges!Yesterday I booked the "Hidden Bruges" tour with Andy and was... READ MORE...

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Giu L.

This is a „MUST DO" while you are in Bruges!
Yesterday I booked the "Hidden Bruges" tour with Andy and was...

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Giu L.

5 star ratingThis is a „MUST DO" while you are in Bruges! Yesterday I booked the "Hidden Bruges" tour with Andy and was really excited. We strolled through Bruges off the beaten... READ MORE...


Very nice guy, when visiting Bruges worth while guided photography tour for starters, professionals or even cellphone photographers.

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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.

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.

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.

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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

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

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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

Shades of Brugge Booking Calendar

You can use the form below to book a Shades of Brugge private tour or See the Full Calendar

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Learning? Locations? A bit of both?

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