Bruges Weather April Averages, Belgium
What's the Weather like in Bruges in April
April begins a significant warm up both on land and in the sea and can be a wonderful time to visit the area. Most other visitors are still at home during this time of the year and as a result, there are many deals available. Additionally, those who decide to visit Bruges during this month will find shorter lines at the more popular restaurants and sights around town.
Another good reason to visit during this particular month is that it is the driest time of the year. Only 45mm of precipitation are expected over the course of a total of 6 days. As a result, most of the month is dry and allows visitors to enjoy any outdoor activities. With temperatures climbing, there is also only a very slim chance of experiencing any frozen precipitation.
While temperatures are still cold enough to require a coat, scarf and hat, the mercury is beginning to climb both in the morning and the afternoon hours. The overall daily temperature averages out to 8°C (46°F). Average overnight lows are mostly well above the freezing mark and will bottom out with a temperature of 4°C (39°F). Any tourists going out late at night or early in the morning will want to protect themselves against the cold air and bring the appropriate clothing. Afternoon temperatures will rebound nicely and top out at an average of 12°C (54°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
There is also more sun to help warm up the area with an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day.
Average Sea Temperature
Sea surface temperatures also take a big jump, but the surrounding waters are still too cold to enjoy. The average water temperature during the month is a cool 9°C (48°F). It will be another four to five months before the water warms to temperatures that are not dangerous to be in for a significant length of time.
Bruges Hotels in April
Hotel Albert 1
The Hotel Albert 1 is a typical bed and breakfast, offering 13 rooms with modern amenities such as flat screen TVs, private bath and free Wi-Fi. All but one of the rooms has air conditioning to keep guests comfortable as soon as the weather warms up. Located near the concert hall, guests will only have a few minutes' walk to the best sights in the city. Guests can start their day off right with a beautiful buffet before taking in the sights and sounds of the city.
Hotel Restaurant Loreto
Come April, tourists are beginning to pour back into the city and if you want one of the seven rooms at Hotel Restaurant Loreto, you will need to move quickly. Located in an 18th century mansion, the hotel offers all the amenities of home and successfully combines the old with the new. The rooms are cosy and charming and the hotel also offers food throughout the day where guests can enjoy traditional Flemish dishes or something else from around the world. The staff will also work tirelessly to make sure every guests stay is as perfect as it can be.
Crowne Plaza Brugge
For travellers who have points to use or just like chain hotels, one of the best in the city is the Crowne Plaza Brugge. The hotel is uniquely set up for those who are in the city on business or for pleasure. There is free Internet access throughout the hotel allowing guests to conduct business or stay connected to friends and family back home. The hotel is also centrally located and just a short walk away from the Market Square and much more. The hotel also offers a restaurant that uses only the freshest ingredients along with an indoor pool, gym and bar.
Bars and Restaurants
In't Nieuw Museum
With some of the best steaks in town and a large beer selection, In't Nieuw Museum is a laid back restaurant that everyone should love. While the menu may be simple, the food is anything but and the dishes are made to melt in your mouth. The staff is warm and welcoming and will help select a dish that you will enjoy. This restaurant is great for either lunch or dinner and should be on everyone's list.
Chang Thong Thai
In a city full of excellent restaurants it is hard to stand out, but Chang Thong Thai manages to do just that thanks to a well thought out menu and excellent food. Known for the best Thai food in the city, the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff are ready to serve and answer any questions. The servings are large and won't break the budget as everything is reasonably priced.
Different than many of the other bars in town, Retsin's Lucifernum marches to the beat of its own drum. Part bar, part museum and art gallery, this gothic style spot is weird and wonderfully different. While not the place to take young children, it is a good spot if you are looking for something different while in town.
Things to do in Bruges in April
If you happen to run into a passing rain shower during your April holiday and need to escape indoors, one of the best places to see is the Frietmuseum. Known as the only museum in the world dedicated to French fries, this is a great spot for the whole family. Since the French fry was actually developed in Belgium, it makes sense that the museum is located here. Visitors will get to learn about the history of potatoes and how fries came about.
Diamonds truly are a girl's best friend and there is no better place to see them than the Diamond Museum. The museum offers daily diamond polishing shows as well as the opportunity to learn more about how diamonds are created and the role that history has played in their importance. Guests will also get to meet a robot who can manufacture a synthetic diamond in just seven minutes.