Bruges Weather July Averages, Belgium
What's the Weather like in Bruges in July
July is the second warmest month in Bruges and also one of the most popular months for tourists to visit the city and the region. With warmer temperatures and rainfall that is spread over only a few days, it is easy to see why the city is so popular during this time of the year.
Even though this is the third wettest month of the year, the rain is concentrated over only 5 days. As a result, the rain over those select days can be heavy, but the vast majority of the month is dry. Throughout t\he month, an average of 82mm of rain is expected. This is just below the two wettest months of November and December.
Average Sunshine Hours
On the other hand, visitors can expect plenty of sun with an average of 7 hours of sunshine each day.
Temperatures are also some of the warmest they will be all year. Overall, the daily average temperature is a mild 16°C (61°F). While visitors will still want to look at an extended forecast before leaving home, all heavy winter gear can be left behind. All that is needed is a light coat for late evening and the early morning hours when temperatures fall to an average overnight low of 12°C (54°F). The afternoon highs are quite pleasant with temperatures climbing to an average of 19°C (66°F). However, it can still be breezy in the city making temperatures feel a little cooler to the skin.
Average Sea Temperature
This is also the first time of the year when some visitors may decide to dare the water and go for a brief swim. Water temperatures during the month will average 17°C (63°F). This is still cold enough for those who choose to brave the water to need a wetsuit in order to avoid getting too chilled and ending up in serious trouble.
Bruges Hotels in July
Hotel van Cleef
A small boutique hotel located right along one of the many canals in Bruges is the luxurious Hotel van Cleef. This hotel mixes classical with contemporary as well as cutting edge with classic service standards. Upon entering, guests are immediately transported to a world of elegance and charm. Each of the hotel's 16 rooms is immaculately decorated and furnished in order to provide guests with the best in luxury and comfort. The hotel also boasts a stunning balcony that overlooks the canal and offers one of the best views in the city.
Hotel Ter Duinen
Hotels can be crowded in July, but if you are looking for serenity among the masses, Hotel Ter Duinen may be just the answer. Located along the canals, the hotel is known for having one of the best breakfasts in the city and is certain to get the day started off right. This charming, romantic hotel has rooms that contain private baths, air conditioning, TV and Wi-Fi. Over its 20 years in operation, the hotel has developed a reputation as being one of the best in the city.
Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
Voted the Best Hotel in Belguim in 2015, the Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges goes above and beyond for its guests. Located just 150 metres from the Main Market Square, the hotel is home to 116 luxurious rooms that combine the amenities of today with the charm of the past. The hotel also features different room styles to choose from as well as a breakfast buffet, bar and bistro offering classic cuisine with a modern touch. There is also a spa and gym for guests to take advantage of.
Beach in Bruges for July
With water temperatures finally climbing and air temperatures almost the warmest they will be all year, now is the time to finally hit the beach. Luckily, one of the best in Belgium is just down the road from Bruges. De Panne is one of the widest beaches on the coast and is perfect for a walk or just to spread out and relax. The area is also one of the more picturesque beaches with dunes and nearby unspoiled nature reserves.
Bars and Restaurants
Pro Deo is located in the hip Langestraat area of Bruges and just a short walk away from the Court House and windmills. This bistro was opened in 2007, but is housed in a building built in 1562 and then restored in 1713. The menu consists of traditional food and guests can also take in a mix of jazz and soul while enjoying their dinner. A popular spot with locals and tourists, visitors can't go wrong stopping here for a great meal.
One of the best restaurants in town for a romantic evening out is Reliva. The wonderful atmosphere is complimented by a wonderfully thought out menu containing a wide selection of dishes and some of the best fish in the city. The staff are friendly and eager to please. Reservations are recommended in order to make sure you can get a good seat in the house.
Café Rose Red
The specialty at Café Rose Red is Trappist beer from all over the world. With seating both inside and out on the terrace when the weather is good, this is a wonderful pub for enjoying a few drinks and making some new friends from around the world at the same time. This authentic jewel is located in the heart of the city and is a great respite for some areas that are more tourist driven.
Things to do in Bruges in July
If you have already seen the city by boat and by bike and are looking for a different vantage point, try hot air ballooning. Bruges Ballooning offers morning flights, afternoon flights or romantic flights just for couples. The morning flights will have guests back at their hotel by midmorning and those choosing the afternoon flight will still have all day to explore the city on land before taking off. July is the perfect time to take a hot air ballooning trip thanks to the warmer temperatures aloft.
No trip to Belgium is complete without a trip to the infamous battlefields of the First World War. Quasimodo Tours offers the Flanders Field Battlefield Day Tour and is offered every day but Monday. Knowledgeable guides will show visitors where thousands of soldiers who fought on both sides are now buried.