Bruges Use-It map
Pick up a copy of the Use-It map if they have it at the front desk of your accommodation. It has tons of tips and useful info from natives about the real things to do. Info can also be found on their website: www.use-it.be
These maps also exist for Antwerp, Brussels, and Ghent.
If you only have one day, take...
If you only have one day, take a boat trip on the canals. I had the opportunity to meet the musician who plays the carillon in the bell tower on the square. He invited me to sit in his 'studio' while he performed a Sunday afternoon concert. It was 360+ steps to get up there but it was well worth it. I'm posting a view from the bell tower.
Except for being an impressive, 83 meters high, midieval tower Belfry used to be a treasury of the royalty.
The tower was destoyed by fire for several times and had to be rebuilt, however some parts of it were never rebuilt again.
Belfry is located at the Grote Markt and it is possible to climb its 366 steps all the way to the top of the tower.
Contact the local tourist information center to check the visitors' hours.
Procession of the Blood
This is a yearly event that is commeration of the arrival of the Holy Blood in Brugge.
Generally the whole city takes part in a very spectular event in period costume.
This occurs every year on Accension Day
As Brugge is going to be the...
As Brugge is going to be the Cultural City of Europe in 2002, then I guess these tips are needed,, Tips at restaurants, generally 10% of the total cost, do try to speak Flemish or French as the poeple in Brugge are just so much more helpful if you at least try. most of the people speak English, French, German, and Flemish.