Bruges Weather February Averages, Belgium
What's the Weather like in Bruges in February
The weather in February remains remarkably similar to the conditions that were felt in January. In fact, all three winter months experience temperatures and precipitation that are steady from one month to the next. Visitors to Bruges during this time of the year will need to consult an extended forecast before leaving home to see just how cold it will get during their holiday and to make sure they are packed correctly.
Visitors will want to pack raingear for the duration of their trip, as rainfall amounts remain high. The month will receive an average of 57mm of precipitation spread over a period of just 5 days. As a result, precipitation can be quite heavy over a short amount of time. Additionally, some of the precipitation will be frozen, as temperatures will hover near the freezing mark.
Overnight lows are the coldest temperatures with averages of just 1°C (34°F). Even though the average overnight low temperature is just above freezing, some freezing nights can be expected especially after the passage of a cold front. Afternoon highs are just a hair's breadth warmer than the previous month and visitors will need to bring plenty of cold weather gear. Daily afternoon highs will only climb to an average of 7°C (45°F). The average daily temperature is still a cold 4°C (39°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
There is a touch more sunshine during this month than the previous one. Visitors can expect to see an average of 3 hours of sunshine each day while on holiday. If a visitor wants more sun than that, they may want to compare this region to others in Belgium.
Average Sea Temperature
Additionally, water temperatures remain too cold for anyone to enjoy the nearby water or any beaches throughout the country. Water temperatures during this time of the year are still a very cold 7°C (45°F). Swimming in water this cold will result in hypothermia very quickly.
Bruges Hotels in February
The Adornes hotel is a wonderful boutique hotel located in the heart of the city and right along one of Burgge's famous canals. The hotel features 20 rooms that are all appointed with a private bath, radio, telephone and flat screen TV. There is also free Wi-Fi in the common areas and free use of a computer. Prices include a continental breakfast in the morning and later in the day guests can have a drink in a 17th century cellar.
Grand Hotel du Sablon
The five-star Grand Hotel du Sablon has been recently completely remodelled and is now ready to take guests to the lap of luxury. Located between Market Square and Zand, the hotel is within all the sights and some of the best shopping in the city. The hotel offers 21 individually decorated rooms that are equipped with their own bath and shower. Guests may choose from rooms with two, three or four rooms and are the perfect size for those traveling alone or with a large family.
Hotel Du Stokerij
Guests can choose a short or a long stay in February at Hotel De Stokerij. There are a number of different room options for a number of different budgets that include everything from a Jacuzzi to just the basics for those who are looking to watch their money. Guests can also enjoy the steam room as well as a large selection of breakfast foods. This is the perfect spot for those who are looking for some privacy and distance away from it all.
Bars and Restaurants
February is the month for Valentine's Day and couples can't go wrong with De Stove in this month or any time of the year. This small restaurant is located on a pedestrian only street and has been managed by the same owners for almost 30 years. The food is prepared using fresh fish from the North Sea as well as a wide selection of meats in the summer and winter. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine and spirit list that is sure to match with any menu selection.
Bistro Den Huzaar
Located in the heart of the city, reservations are recommended at Bistro Den Huzaar. The warm and cosy setting helps to add to the overall ambiance of the restaurant, as the staff is quick to welcome guests and to be of service. The menu consists of a large selection of various meats each prepared to order. This is one spot that shouldn't be missed.
While Belgium might be better known for its beers, there are still a few places to get a great glass of wine. Cuvee Winebar is one of those places with a large selection to choose from as well as a number of tapas to enjoy while sipping on your drink. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing to help select just the right wine for your tastes. While it is located near the main square, the bar itself is situated away from the main crush of tourists allowing guests to relax and take in the cosy atmosphere.
Things to do in Bruges in February
De Halve Maan Brewery
For those who love beer, a trip to Bruges is not complete without a trip to the De Halve Maan Brewery. Visitors may take a daily 45-minute long tour which will educate them on the history of beer making and the various local brews. A second tour is also available that includes a private beer tasting in the cellar. This tour is slightly longer and will last 90 minutes, but is well worth the extra time, especially with cold and wet weather expected throughout much of February.
Church of our Lady
For art lovers, a must-see is the Church of our Lady. The church houses works by Michelangelo including the sculpture of Madonna and Child that was created around 1504. Additionally, there are countless paintings and tapestries that are also worth the price of admission. The church itself is a beautiful work of architecture and is not to be missed.