During the four-hour tour, you’ll have ample time to explore the quaint, medieval town of Damme on your own and at your own pace. You’ll begin at Market Square, the site of the charming Town Hall. Originally constructed in 1241, the building boasts a tower with 25 bells and a timepiece from 1459, believed to be Belgium’s oldest. The quiet beauty of Our Ladies Church, built in 1225, is one of Damme’s most renowned monuments. Another of Damme’s ancient buildings is Saint-John's Hospital. Founded in 1249 to care for the poor, the chapel and infirmary are still in their original condition. Travel to the town of Loppem and witness the enchanting Loppem Castle. Built between 1859 and 1862, its castle-like towers, impressive parapets and pointed Gothic-arched windows and entries are considered masterpieces of Gothic Revival architecture. Stroll along the landscaped walkways that wind through the trees and across bridges. You’ll get a chance to buy some Belgian chocolates at one of the largest chocolate shops in the region before returning to port.