Bruges by boat. One of the best ways to see Bruges is by boat. The half-hour boat trips (with English commentary) mainly operate on the canals in the centre of the city and are extremely popular in the summer (so expect long queues). There are boats leaving every few minutes (daily between March and November) from a number of jetties to the south of the Burg mainly close to Blinde Ezelstraat and the Vismarkt. During the winter there is a less frequent service at weekends, and public holidays only. Expect to pay approx. € 5.20 for adults and € 2.60 for children aged 4-11. If you want a boat trip out of town, go to the Noorweegse Kaai at Dampoort which is 2 km north of the city on the number 4 bus route from the Markt, climb aboard the Lamme Goedzaak river barge and glide down the canal to Damme. Damme is only 7 km north of Bruges and was once the city's main port but is now a pretty, quiet village surrounded by fields of cows and horses. The 40-minute boat excursions to Damme run daily from Easter to the beginning of September and costs approximately € 5 one way/ € 6.50 return for adults and € 3.40 one way/ € 4.50 return for children.