Hotels Bruges Christmas Market 2023


Are you planning to stay in Bruges, Belgium during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Bruges to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotel close to the Bruges Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
This year the market runs from 20th November 2023 to 3rd January 2024. The Christmas Market is located on the Big Square as it’s known as Grote Markt.

How is the weather in Bruges in December?

 The average temperature in Bruges in December is about 7° / 3° (low) and snowfall with little chances. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket and a hat for windy days is a must during the winter in Bruges and Belgium if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!

Best Restaurants in Bruges for the perfect Christmas Dinner

1. The Olive Tree Brugge
2. Pomperlut
3. Réliva
4. Little Siam
5. Park Restaurant

Best Day Tours in Bruges in Winter

Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.


1. Grand Hotel Casselbergh 4* – Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market


Grand Hotel Casselbergh Brugge

Grand Hotel Casselbergh offers historic features and modern facilities in Bruges, 270 m from the Grote Markt. This 4-star hotel includes free Wi-Fi and a wellness centre in the 16th-century cellars.

Flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the air-conditioned rooms at Grand Hotel Casselbergh Brugge. Some of the rooms are in the old part of the building whilst others are in the modern wing.

Casselbergh is 15 minutes’ walk from the Beguinage and De Halve Maan Brewery. Bruges Railway Station is a 20-minute walk away.

Overlooking the Groenerei canal, this elegant hotel spans 3 historic houses and a modern annex. It’s a 4-minute walk from Markt square and 2 km from Bruges train station.

Country-style rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, designer toiletries, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; upgraded rooms offer canal views. Those in the historic houses have original features such as chandeliers or beamed ceilings. Studios add living areas, while split-level suites feature sleeping lofts.

Breakfast is complimentary, and there’s a refined bar. A basement spa area houses a sauna, a hammam and a fitness room.

The location, at the heart of the historical centre of Bruges – a UNESCO world heritage city – with its wonderful mediaeval buildings and idyllic canals, make the hotel unique. This luxurious hotel has been created out of three historical residences known as ‘Casselbergh’, ‘Zeven Torens’, and ‘t Fransch Schildt’.

These buildings were owned and lived in throughout many centuries by leading citizens and the local aristocracy. Breathe in and enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone age!

To the rear, a new wing has been added with quality architecture that is perfectly integrated with the surrounding buildings. Grand Hotel Casselbergh has 118 elegant rooms.

They combine modern luxury with the authentic charm of 18th-century Bruges.

Came back to Bruges for the Christmas markets and had to stay here after our first experience.

Pleased to be able to say that the standards have not slipped and everything was perfect again. Would highly recommend stay here if visiting Bruges. Also it’s a perfect central location for all main attractions of Bruges.

We opted for a canal view room in the new part of the hotel and had a lovely view from our window..I would definitely recommend doing this.

The breakfast had a good selection of hot and cold food, fruits, pastries, various breads and rolls with great tea and coffees

The reception staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay

The location is excellent for the markets, Square and shops with its side roads, chocolate shops and beer shops!!

When staying in Bruges, this is the hotel to book – I will every time I visit.

My two kids (17 and 20) and I went to Bruges to experience a European Christmas market in what seems like the most Christmassy town on the planet. I decided to splurge on a hotel for the two nights we were here.

he two nights we were here. I found the Casselburgh on Tripadvisor and took one of their larger rooms. It has a a main floor with a large bed and beautiful bathroom as well as a loft with two single beds. The ceiling is all exposed beams and looks like the original hand hewn wood work. The rooms are well renovated and the floors and furnishings are clean and well appointed. The rooms have obviously been built, as well as possible, around the original structure as the beams in the loft go straight through the center of the loft!

My kids said they wished they had this place when they were 5 or 6 as they would have found lots of cool places to play in the loft around the beams.

We went for the Christmas market – there are two. One not so good near the ice skating and the other much better further on. The hot chocolate is not to be missed and we love the cuberdons on sale in the sweatshops.

The lace is just breathtaking and the antique lace (not so white as modern lace which is made of cotton thread whereas the old lace is made with linen thread) while expensive is just amazing.

Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market
Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Grand Hotel Casselbergh Brugge?

Prices start 287$/night for Comfort Double or Twin Room with Canal View.

This room features picturesque views over the canal.

Where to book online – Grand Hotel Casselbergh Brugge – Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Main Square and Christmas Market hotels in Bruges during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belgium on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Novotel Brugge Centrum 3* – Hotels Near Brugge Centrum

Novotel Brugge Centrum

Set in a quiet area right in the heart of medieval Bruges, Novotel Brugge Centrum features a large garden terrace overlooking the seasonal outdoor swimming pool. It offers modern design accommodation. Guests benefit from free WiFi.

The rooms are decorated with warm, bright colours. They have sofa seating corner, cable TV and a desk to catch up on tasks. Each includes free tea and coffee making facilities.

On sunny days, the sundeck surrounding the swimming pool offers a fine place to relax. The younger guests can play at the play corner inside the Novotel Brugge Centrum.

This relaxed hotel is a 10-minute walk from the medieval Belfry of Bruges, 11 minutes on foot from Markt plaza and 3 km from Boudewijn Seapark.

The airy, straightforward rooms feature Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities; some add sitting areas. Room service is available.

Amenities include a laid-back restaurant, and a bar with terrace seating, as well as an outdoor heated pool and a playground. A game room offers video games and table tennis.

The Novotel Brugge Centrum is a 3 star hotel in the historic centre of Bruges, a unique European city known as the Venice of the North. It features 126 comfortable and functional rooms, a bar and restaurant, plus 8 rooms for meetings and conferences and1 large multifunctional room.
The hotel is equally suited to business trips and holidays in Bruges with your partner or family, boasting a garden, terrace and outdoor heated pool in summer. Public pay parking available under the hotel.
The staff are all so lovely, they are always smiling and nothing is too much trouble.
The breakfasts were plentiful and everything was of a good standard.
The rooms are now starting to look a little tired and could do with some decoration but having said that they comfortable and clean.
The hotel is 5 minute walk into the main market square so when you got tired from all the exploring during the day you could pop back for a glass of lemon water and a fresh brownie in reception relax and then wrap up and go back out!
We stayed for 4 nights to go to the Christmas Markets.
Only 15 minute walk from the Railway station, very close to everything in Bruges. Good restaurants nearby.
Very comfortable quiet room with everything we needed. Good breakfast and very friendly helpful staff.

We’ve just come back from Christmas at this hotel. We chose it to be close to the – outdoor ice rink, canals and markets.

It was perfectly located, staff were super friendly.

It was great value for money.

She gave us a tourist map and good, clear instructions to find the markets.
Our rooms were nice and warm and very clean. The beds were super comfy with lovely soft pillows.
The bar was great!
Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market
Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Novotel Brugge Centrum?

Prices start 106$/night for Standard Double Room.

Air-conditioned room with a satellite TV, private bathroom, separate toilet, tea- and coffee making facilities and safe.

Where to book online – Novotel Brugge Centrum – Hotels Bruges Near Centrum you can find the best hotels near Main Square and Christmas Market hotels in Bruges during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belgium on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

3. Hotel Navarra Brugge 4* – Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market


Hotel Navarra Brugge

Hotel Navarra Brugge is housed in an elegant 17th-century mansion, a 3-minute walk from the central Market Square and the Belfry of Bruges. It offers free access to a spa area, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a gym.

The rooms at Navarra Hotel Brugge are decorated with warm colours and feature large windows. Each has free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and free tea/coffee facilities. The bathroom is fitted with a shower or a bath.

The hotel serves an extensive buffet breakfast every morning. For dinner, staff can recommend restaurants in the surrounding area. The charming garden terrace and jazz bar offer a place to relax and enjoy the sun.

This charming hotel in a 1600s building is a 5-minute walk from the town center Markt and its restaurants.

The relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, as well as minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Room service is available.

There’s also a bar, an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness room, as well as a private garden terrace.

Charming, family-run 4-star hotel enjoying a prime location right in the heart of the historical city centre of Bruges, within walking distance (just 100m away) from the Market Square (with its famous Belfry tower), all major attractions and main shopping streets.

Excellent hotel, great location, just a 2 minute walk to the main square & a 5 minute taxi ride from the station.

Rooms are comfortable & quiet, with tea/coffee making facilities, safe is included free of charge.
Tv has a range of channels including the usual UK ones.
Bathroom is well equipped, & as is the rest of the hotel spotless.
There is also a pool, sauna & fitness area which is free to use for guests.

Staff are friendly, polite & very helpful. Breakfast is served everyday, however we went out as there are so many superb eateries nearby, hence why the hotel doesn’t offer evening meals.

Price, whilst not cheap, represents good value for a 4* hotel in the centre of Brugge & I wouldn’t hesitate to return when in Brugge.

We came to Brugge for a few days in December for the Christmas Market and this hotel just added to the fantastic experience. It was such a pleasure to stay at Hotel Navarra, we felt welcome from the moment we arrived and had a truly enjoyable stay.
The hotel is in a perfect location within easy reach of the centre, the Christmas Markets (if that’s the time you’re visiting), the shops and countless bars & restaurants. Not forgetting plenty of chocolate shops.
Wonderful location, easy walking distance to the major sights and Christmas markets.
Wonderful spacious rooms, lovely bathrooms with good showers.
Lovely staff and wonderfully clean. Great bar and breakfast available.
To summarise, a lovely luxurious feeling hotel that was beautifully decorated for Christmas, with fantastic, helpful staff. It’s in a great location, quiet, clean and provides all the facilities that you would want from a hotel for a weekend city break. I think I would stay again, but would not be booking in for the breakfast.
Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market
Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Hotel Navarra Brugge?

Prices start 165$/night for Double or Twin Room.

Modern non-smoking rooms including free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – Hotel Navarra Bruges – Hotels Bruges Near Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Main Square and Christmas Market hotels in Bruges during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belgium on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.