Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has ... More
Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part of the town's identity. As one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, Brugge developed cultural links to different parts of the world. It is closely associated with the school of Flemish Primitive painting.
We went on our anniversary. You can take the train from Brussels, when you get off the train, look for a church steeple and head that way, you can't help but find the city. Take the canal cruise. A lot of old great architecture, so many churches built in the 13th century for a town of 20,000 now. Everyone was very friendly. A lot of local beers, each one is served in it's own custom glass. Ask about the store off of the square where you can buy the local beers AND the glass that goes with them. A great little city to just explore and take in...
We found hotels boutiful in Brugge and the prices were very reasonable. Restaurants are everywhere. It's a lovely little city. Old cobblestone streets with little shops that sell lace and chocolates, but tapestry shops too. Many historical buildings. The horse drawn carriage tour great. The canal boat ride was a little disappointing because it's so short, but still it was nice. Another fun thing to do is a tour by bicycle. If you're in Belgium, do not miss this city.
Brugge is the most beautifull town, that words can never do it justice.
Go and experiance it for your self you will not be dissapointed.
The people are friendly, the chocolate amazing, the food even better.
Just go to the market square, sit and enjoy.
ps dont forget the chips!
Brugge is not the most well known town in Belgium, but it is the most beautfiful. I spent a week in this small European country visiting Brussels as well as Antwerp - both beautiful in their own right. Belgium is a land of art, architecture, history, cobblestone, waffles, chocolate, lace and of course they make several hundred types of domestic beer as well. A week was not nearly enough time to explore and see all there was to offer even just in one of the cities, but I gave it a good shot. Brugge itself is smaller than a major city, but it quaint in every way, streets of cobblestone, and houses 100's and 100's years old made from stone and rock. Tiny waterways course through Brugge and are travelled upon by tiny boats, the water leading directly up to the doorsteps of the houses. Stone bridges and pathways crossing back and forth over them at various points, sweeping willows and vines and moss abound. It is a prime example of old Europe at its finest, and I would recommend Belgium to any and all who appreciate anitquity, history, beauty and the finests of art and culture.
Enjoy the cosy charm of a typical Bruges mansion in the very heart of the city, just behind the Sint
Salvators Cathedral.The Hotel Het Gheestelic Hof, where the famous poet Guido Gezelle once wrote his Flemish sensitive poems, has ...
The Ibis Brugge Centrum hotel is located in an ancient medieval building in the centre of Bruges, a few minutes
from the railway station. Close to the hotel, you can visit the Tour Belfry, Notre Dame church and the ...