What's the Weather like in Bruges in October
Temperatures continue their downward trend during the month of October in Bruges. However, autumn can be a beautiful time of the year to visit the region. Not only are prices lower, but there are fewer people and the changing colours of the season are wonderful to see. However, those visiting at this time of year must be sure to bring some colder weather gear if they want to see all that the region has to offer.
Rainfall & Average Sunshine Hours
After a fairly dry month in September, the rainfall amounts begin to pick up again. During the 31 days of the month, rain is expected on 6 of them and the average rainfall amount climbs to 73mm. This rain can be heavy at times and visitors will need to bring the proper clothing in order to fight off the precipitation. In addition, visitors will only see an average of 4 sunshine hours per day during the month.
Visitors will also need to take some jackets as well as long sleeved shirts and trousers to protect them against the oncoming chill. The average daily temperature for the month has dropped to a chilly 11°C (52°F). Overnight lows now fall to an average of 7°C (45°F), much colder than last month. Additionally, afternoon highs will struggle to reach 14°C (57°F). There's also a 40% chance of seeing a windy day making the cool conditions feel much colder to the skin.
Average Sea Temperature
Sea temperatures also begin to cool off, but not at the same pace as the temperatures on land. In the sea, temperatures are now averaging 16°C (61°F), once again too cool for anyone to enjoy without risking their health and maybe their life.
Bruges Hotels in October
Hotel Karel de Stoute
Hotel Karel de Stoute is situated near the heart of the city and has been routinely named a top hotel on some of the best Internet travel sites. Located in a historic building, the hotel blends a great combination of both the old and the new. Visitors will enjoy the breakfast options as well as the clean rooms that are comfortable and offer many of the amenities found at home.
Best Western Premier Weinegrugge
The Best Western Premier Weinegrugge is located three miles outside the city, but is a great choice for those who are looking for more space and more privacy. While it is part of a worldwide chain, this particular hotel is family owned by those who know what visitors to the region are looking for. The four-star hotel boasts 35 rooms. There are also meeting rooms, a world class restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi and parking.
Hotel Albert 1
Those looking for something cosier will want to look into the Hotel Albert 1. This hotel is more bed and breakfast than anything else and has a total of just 13 rooms. Each room is well equipped with a private bath, TV and Wi-Fi. There is only one room without air conditioning, so guests are comfortable throughout the year. The bed and breakfast is just a short walk from the sights and sounds of the city centre and offers a centralised location to enjoy the city while on an October holiday.
Bars and Restaurants
Books & Brunch
Books & Brunch is a wonderful little café to explore while having tea or coffee. The shop also has a number of English language books to browse through or buy while enjoying a beverage and a light breakfast or lunch. The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. As a result, it can get crowded quickly and reservations are recommended.
One of the hottest places to eat right now in Bruges is #Food. Serving up no-nonsense comfort food, this restaurant has quickly shot up the list of must eat at places. Just don't expect a quick meal as all dishes are made to order. The menu includes a selection of soups, burgers, hot dogs, salads, quiche and tantalizing desserts. All dishes are homemade and change with the seasons to ensure the freshest ingredients.
One of the best pubs in the city with the coolest atmosphere is 't Poatersgat. Located in an underground cellar, the pub offers a wide selection of beers and a fully stocked bar to mix anything you would like. With an atmosphere that is hard to beat and excellent music, this is a great spot to unwind after a long day of sightseeing with a few well-priced drinks.
Things to do in Bruges in October
Brugge Art Route
While visitors may have to dodge the 73mm of precipitation expected in the month of October, this time of the year can still be a good time to partake of the Brugge Art Route. By renting a bike and following the route, visitors are able to see and experience many of the sites that make the city so famous all on one trip.
While not for the squeamish, the Torture Museum can be a fascinating way to spend a rainy afternoon. The museum is home to more than 100 torture and execution devices all displayed in chronological order.