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Unassuming square

We came across this small and unassuming public square while walking around the streets. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
Atmospheric square

This little cobblestoned square feels almost like a large courtyard. The name refers to the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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Not too far from the canal to one side and the Markt to the other, this is a little square edged by a few cafes and restaurants. In the centre of the square there's a short column with two lions at the top that I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huidenvettersplein, or Tanner's Square, is near Rozenhoedkaai and not far from the fish market. It is a small square and there is a lion upon a column in the middle of the square. You can also find a few cafes here. I really liked the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 17 January 2019

We came across this small and unassuming public square while walking around the streets. Nothing special about it, really, except it is quiet and out of the tourist paths. There are some cafes and restaurants in the area. Worth checking in if you are in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Huidenvettersplein is an atmospheric small square situated at the turn in Dijver Canal. The square dates back to the middle ages and was the site of leather processing until the 15th century. Today the square is lined with restaurants, many with outdoor seating, creating more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Small square next to the river with small craft shops. Restaurants and other shops are also steps away.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This little cobblestoned square feels almost like a large courtyard. The name refers to the activity of the tanners (‘huidenvetters’ in Dutch) who were established here in the 14th century. Because of the odour nuisance generated by their trade, they had to leave soon but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Another of the many small pretty squares with lovely buildings in Bruges. Some cafes, restaurants. It does get busy with tourists as it is a walk through from nearby popular areas like the Burg Square, The Fish Market and just around the corner is where...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Cute little building where one can but tickets for a canal boat ride. Beside it is a small square with a small statue on a post.It's nice for a short stop to take a photo. There are a couple shops and restaurants there.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Huidenvettersplein (tanners square) is a small square which has an almost cosy feeling to it. Surrounded by many restaurants, this is a good place to come.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Huidenvettersplein is a small public space situated along Rozenhoekaai next to the Vismarkt (Fish Market) and passageway leading across the small canal here to Burg Square. This small square has several restaurants and some lovely gabled buildings. It is an atmospheric area of Bruges to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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