Averages for Bruges in September

September is the start of the autumn season and also the beginning of a cool down as winter is just around the corner. With temperatures heading downward, many holidaymakers choose to visit during other months. As a result, lines are much shorter and there are more deals available on flights and hotels.

In just one month’s time, the average daily temperature has dropped several degrees to 15°C (59&d...

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  • Temperature Temperature 15°C 59°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 52°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 53 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 65°F

Averages for Bruges in September

September is the start of the autumn season and also the beginning of a cool down as winter is just around the corner. With temperatures heading downward, many holidaymakers choose to visit during other months. As a result, lines are much shorter and there are more deals available on flights and hotels.

In just one month’s time, the average daily temperature has dropped several degrees to 15°C (59°F). This drop correlates to a drop in both afternoon highs and overnight low temperatures as well. The morning can be rather chilly with temperatures dropping to an average low of 11°C (52°F). Temperatures in the afternoon are also much cooler with highs only climbing to 18°C (64°F) on average. Temperatures are much cooler at the end of the month than the beginning so you will need to check an extended forecast to see just how much they have fallen before packing for your holiday.

Additionally, visitors will see less sun with only 5 hours of sunshine on average per day.

In addition to falling temperatures, the average amount of rainfall for this time of the year is also on the decrease. However, it won’t last for long as the wet winter season will be coming up soon. During the month, only 53mm of precipitation is expected. This rain will fall over a period of 7 days. While much of the month is dry, there is still a 60% chance of seeing some rainfall.

Temperatures on land may be dropping, but the same cannot be said for the water. Water temperatures heat and cool more slowly than those on land. As a result, this month is tied with August as the two warmest when it comes to seawater temperatures. This month sees water temperatures average 18°C (64°F).

Where to stay

Located on a charming cobblestone street, Hotel Academie is less than 150 metres away from some of Bruges’s most famous sights. The hotel offers a cosy bar along with a garden terrace, gym and underground parking. Additionally, guests can relax and enjoy a massage after eating at the breakfast buffet. The hotel offers four different room styles that are perfect for any budget. Additionally, each room has a private bath as well as a satellite TV, Wi-Fi and more.

Hotel Malleberg is a lovely, friendly, family run hotel that is located in the heart of Bruges. This unique location makes it the ideal spot for those who want to explore the city centre on foot or on bike. Families are welcome and all guests can start the day with a breakfast buffet served in a 16th century cellar. Every room is tastefully decorated and offers a private bath and all the amenities to make guests feel right at home.

Visitors can also enjoy a wonderful September holiday at Hotel De Stokerij. This is the perfect hotel for those who have a tighter budget, but still want the amenities of home. There are a wide array of room choices ranging from a no frills room to those with a Jacuzzi and all the trimmings. Guests are treated each morning to a full breakfast before heading out for a day of sightseeing.

What to do

Before temperatures turn too cold, now is a great time to visit Minnewater Lake. In September, highs will reach an average of 18°C (64°) so visitors will have to move quickly to experience this romantic site. Legend has it that you will experience everlasting love if you walk over the bridge with your partner.

Known as the “second” square, Burg Square is just as lovely, but without the hordes of tourists. This square is full of charm and beauty and visitors can take advantage of the many food trucks and sample a wide array of offering from fries to waffles. The area is full of history and architecture that is not to be missed.

Hit the beach

Not too far from Bruges is Nieuwpoort with a plethora of activities for the whole family. This region has everything from swimming to paddling, fishing, surfing and sailing. There is also plenty of sand to enjoy if you just want to spread out and relax for one last month before the weather turns too cold. Additionally, this is the only spot where dune-flowers grow on the beach. Be sure to also leave some time to explore the nearby nature reserve and experience its fauna and flora.

Restaurants and nightlife

Located just a five minute walk from Market Square, Ribs ‘n Beer is the best place in Bruges to sample some of the best ribs this side of Texas. Other menu items include the massive 650 gram T-bone steak and world famous nachos. There is also a large selection of Belgium beers and Trapist beers as well as a fully stocked bar for other items.

Serving both tourists and locals ‘t Grillkasteeltje is one of the most popular restaurants in the city. It is located just 50 metres from the fish market and the chefs take advantage of this by offering some of the freshest fish guests will find. Other popular menu items include grilled steaks and a wide selection of starters.

When in Belgium, one must drink Belgium beers and one of the places to do just that is ’t Brugs Bieratelier. The pub consists of a bar/workshop that serves an ever-changing menu of 12 draft beers. The beers change with the seasons in order to provide guests with the best ones for that specific period of time. 

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