Hotel Nicolas

Niklaas Desparsstraat 9, Bruges, 8000, Belgium
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Brugge on a Sunday

by sparkieplug24

Hi we are going on a cruise in July and Zeebrugge is one of the ports we will be stopping at we would really like to visit Brugge however like I said its a Sunday. So will most places be shut and will trains be running on a Sunday?

Also what are peoples recommendations on things to see and do here we will be here for about 7 hours here

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by unaS

Sunday is *the* big day for Brugge. It is a very walkable small town. The Must Do's include Market Square (Grote Market) and Burg Square. The streets are real cobblestones - don't wear heels! The Memling museum, the Beguinage and the Minnewater are all worth visiting.

On Grote Market go into the Museum and climb the Belfry for a magnificent view.

On Burg Square do go inside of the Church of the Holy Blood. Parts of it are stillfrom the original build in the 12th century. The Tom Pouce restaurant on Burg Square is also nice. Try the local food - have a chicken or fish waterzooei.

You might want to see my Brugge page for more detail.
Have fun!

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by johnmperry

Belgian trains run the same every day.

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by jumpingnorman

I do believe I arrived on a Sunday in Brugges --- one of the things you should not miss is the "canal tour" so you can appreciate the beauty of the city (from the water)and going up the belfry for a 360 panoramic view...Have fun! Norman :)

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by K_V_B

Belgian trains do not run the same every day. There are even some lines where there is no service at all during the weekend.
Zeebrugge is one of these places where paying attention to the schedules is important, as on weekdays the trains for Brugge leave from "Zeebrugge Drop" whereas on saturdays and sundays they leave from "Zeebrugge Strand". On sundays these trains run every two hours, leaving 33 minutes past the _odd_ hours, 7:33, 9:33 etc...
The Zeebrugge Strand station is probably a lot close to where the cruising ship docks than Zeebrugge Dorp.

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by unaS

You can check the train schedules for Belgium here:
http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by qrestina

Brugge is extremely touristic, I don't believe that store will be closed on Sundays. I enjoyed the most Gand, it's not so overcrowed of tourists.

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by K_V_B

You'll be hard pressed to find "Gand" anywhere in Belgium nowadays, but Gent however is a lovely place indeed.

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by unaS

"What's in a name."

Gent/Ghent/Gant/Gandt
or
Brugge/Bruges

It doesn't matter. Both are lovely places to visit - although Brugge *will* be crowded on a Sunday.

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by K_V_B

What's in a name, indeed.

Gant or Gandt might actually exist somewhere, but as far as I know the capital of Oost Vlaanderen is not called this way in any language.
The official name of this place is Gent. That is how the locals know the place. Ghent is how the English spell, and it's not bad, as it will usually get them to pronounce it with a soft enough G...
The name "Gand" is a relic from the days that the Belgian state actively tried to stamp out the Dutch language, and using it locally in Gent will not make you very popular....

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by unaS

Thanks for the explanation. Appreciated.

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by sparkieplug24

thanks for your help I have had a look at the train site recommended and there is a train every hour at 33 minutes past the hour.

thanks everyone for your help

Re: Brugge on a Sunday

by sparkieplug24

sorry forgot to say its two hourly in winter but hourly during summer time table

Travel Tips for Brugge

There's something about Belfry

by codrutz


I was in Brugge's Market Square just one day after being in Bruxelles' Grote Markt .. and I couldn't say which one is bigger. But size didn't matter. The fact is that they are two different type of squares, despite the fact they look the same idea when you look at some pictures in a travel guide. Being there instead gives you an opportunity to experience feelings .. and Brugge induces a different feeling than Bruxelles.
Ok, what I wanted to tell in such many words :) is that the Belfry Tower makes the City Square special .. well .. the surrounding buildings are also great pieces of work, but the Belfry has something special .. I couldn't move my eyes from it .. and after one .. two .. tours in Brugge .. I came back again in the Market Square and caught myself admiring again the Belfry. Maybe it's just me :)

One can see here the unnapropriate heavy use of the polarizer

charming canals

by call_me_rhia

Some people call Brugge the Venice of the North, because of its many charming canals - however, in my opinion, it should be called differently... maybe the Stockholm or Copenhagen of the south. Why, you ask? Because, unlike venice, it's inland (and not an island) - but especially because it seems that the name comes from a scandinavian word: 'Bryggia', which more or less means 'mooring place'. Taking the very touristy canal tour... it's a real tourist trap - but a charming one. Seeing the town from the water really gives you a different perspective

't Zand

by irisbe

't Zand is a square where you will find a pretty nice statue and a very huge new building, the city theatre.
There has been a lot of comotion about it because most people think it is an ugly building and is totally misplaced in an old Medieval city as Brugge.
I heard the explanation from the architect that it does communicate with the surrounding old city and this by means of the red cover it has. That last one caused already twice the belated finishing of the building.

No matter what the architect might explain... I can only agree with most of the people I heard: IT IS AN UGGLY BUILDING AND TOTALLY MISPLACED, NO MATTER WHAT THEORY TRIES TO JUSTIFY!

Underneat the square is a huge parking lot. It is not really cheap but the longer you stay the cheaper/hour it gets.

This picture was taken the 18th of January 2003. It shows Eve on her b-day and her boyfriend Wim. Every Saturday, from 8 am till 1 pm, there is a market on the square.elke

A game of boule perhaps

by zrim

Happened upon this friendly (or maybe not so friendly) game just down an alleyway from the Markdt. Pleasant way to spend an afternoon, bowling boules and exchanging witty repartee with the village rascals. Unfortunately, I was not invited to play.

Packing List

by sandravdp

Take a backpack with you. There is some walking around to do. Also it's a long walk from the busstation or trainstation to the centre of town. You can also take the bus of course, but the busses here are rather small and it's hard to fit your luggage in. Bring some warm clothes and some for sunny days. The weather easily changes here. Mosquitos here (some at night) even in spring. So bring your anti mosquito stuff with you. Bring lots of film (you can also buy it here) because you can't stop taking pictures for sure! On the picture: Muriel, Wendy, Nicolien, Sandra (Rooie) and Cecilia up front.

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