Outside Bruges

Do you have any extra time on your hands? Why then don’t you set out and discover Bruges’ wide surroundings? While Bruges’ wet- and woodlands treats you to medieval areas of natural beauty, glorious castles and endless bike routes that crisscross all those enchanting places, the coast offers countless splendid beaches and an authentic seafaring ambiance. And if you’re looking for something more intense, then head for the tranquil Westhoek, still dominated by the Great War. Each experience will guarantee some unforgettable memories!

City Tour Damme

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Ter Doest walking tour

From the bronze statue of Willem van Saeftinghe on the Market Square starts the Ter Doest walking tour. The walk takes you from the winding streets of Lissewege, through the surrounding area where you can enjoy some picturesque panoramic vieuws along the Boudewijn Canal to the nearby Ter Doest Abbey. The Abbey itself is gone, but the impressive abbey barn dating from 1275 is still very much there, making it the largest Cistercian barn in Europe.  More →

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Bezoekingskerk Lissewege (Our Lady of the Visitation Church Lissewege)

This impressive brick church was erected in an early Gothic style in the 13th century. The remarkable interior counts amongst its treasures a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary (1625), a striking organ-case and an equally stunning rood loft and pulpit (1652).

A truly great attraction is the monumental church tower. The top offers a magnificent panoramic view of the polders.


Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Church: daily, 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.; during the period 1/6 until 30/9, 9.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Tower: during the period 1/7 until 31/8,
daily, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.


Onder de Toren, 8380 Lissewege
+32 50 54 45 44 (kerk), +32 50 54 54 72 & +32 487 49 92 14 (toren)


church: free
tower: € 1.00
children under 12: € 0.50


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