Bruges is famous as being a canal city, and of course the best way to explore the canals is by boat! There are five main cruise operators, all with similar tours and prices. You will see various departure points around the city, or ask at the tourist office. The cruises last 45 minutes to an hour. The drivers/guides give explanations of the sights in several languages, usually English, Dutch, German, and French-quite remarkable! The weather in Bruges is quite moody, and if you are hit with a rain storm during your trip, the drivers will pull out a stash of umbrellas to keep you dry!