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Cycling in the Bruges countryside

  • The ‘Schellemolen’ along the Damme canal is one of the most photographed mills in the world. Formerly a wooden mill stood on the same spot, named the ‘Scellemeulen’. Today the mill, built in 1867, is owned by the Province of West Flanders and protected as a monument. The mill is open to the public and located along a picturesque cycling route between Bruges and the Belgian Eastcoast. Fancy discovering this beautiful region? Check out the ‘Cycling in Bruges countryside’ package at B&B Emma in Bruges!
  • Damme is a medieval town near Bruges, Knokke and Sluis. The city was once connected to the North Sea through the tidal inlet of the Zwin, and therefore an important outer harbour of Bruges. The top of the Church of Our Lady offers a magnificent view of the polder landscape. If you would like to discover the region and are looking for a place to stay, you are very welcome at B&B Emma in Bruges. We are perfectly located for those who wish to visit Bruges and its hinterland.
  • The church is one of the most famous monuments of the medieval town because of her flat tower.  Churches with flat towers are unique and can practically exclusively be seen in the polders.  The churches of Lissewege, Oostkerke and Sint-Anna Ter Muyden have such a flat tower. The region is loved by cyclists and hikers because of its beautiful landscape. Damme is as well a known book village. Looking for a place to stay? B&B Emma in Bruges offers you a warm welcome!
  • The Ijshoeve is situated in Damme along one of the many beautiful bicycle routes of Bruges’ Hinterland. A must for those who love home-made traditional ice-cream, made according to their own recipe. There is also a childrens play area and a charging point for electric bicycles. Planning a visit and looking for a place to stay? B&B Emma is perfectly located for those who wish to visit Bruges and its hinterland. Check out the ‘Cycling in the Bruges countryside’ package at
  • Guido Reybrouck is a former Belgian professional cyclist. Guido is a legendary cyclist. Amongst his many victories were Paris-Tours, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, the Amstel Gold Race and 6 stages in the Tour de France. He won the Belgian National Championship in 1966. Every Saturday between 3 pm and 6 pm, you can visit his farm house for a free honey and wine tasting. B&B Emma in Bruges offers lots of information about hidden treasures in this beautiful area.
  • The Schipdonk canal runs parallel to the Leopold canal, popularly known as ‘de Stinker’ (the stinker) and ‘de Blinker’ (the blinking one). They are the setting of a beautiful cycling route from the coast over Damme to the World Heritage City of Bruges. If you are planning a bicycle trip around Bruges, feel very welcome at B&B Emma. Our B&B is very well located within the historic centre of Bruges and an ideal starting point to discover the city and it's surroundings.
  • Vivenkapelle is a beautifully preserved neo-gothic church village. The polder village is situated along one of the many bicycle routes of Bruges’ Hinterland and without any doubt a must-stop. The polder landscape in the North of Bruges is absolutely unique and perfect for a cycling or hiking holiday! Like to combine your trip with a visit to Bruges? B&B Emma is very well located within the historic centre and an ideal starting point to discover the hinterland.

The Bruges countryside is quite diverse. To the east lies the Oudland polder, lush green pastures reclaimed from the sea. The Belgian east coast with it’s sandy beaches caters to everyone, from buoyant Blankenberge over quiet Zeebrugge to posh Knokke. To the south and west  the Houtland region leads you through richly wooded areas. The north leads to the small medieval towns of Damme and Sluis. Bruges hinterland unites canals and dikes, castles and abbeys, small villages and old towns, historic farm houses and windmills,forests, green space and nature reserves. A feast for the eye! Fancy discovering these beautiful landscapes but no time and insights to work out a local program? Don’t worry! Our 'Cycling in the Bruges countryside' package will guide you through the most authentic routes.