Relax in Bruges
I highly recommend a long walk around the city. This city is not really that big, so I suggest you walk around & explore, especially if you have a map. You might catch yourself crossing a bridge several times that you've already seen. Another great place to relax in Bruges is at the Botanical Gardens.
Internet Cafe....Teleboutique Brugge..
This is an Internet Cafe ....located at Predikherenstraat 48 ...pretty much at the corner of Langestraat...It was easy to find with a map... : O }
In addition to computer terminals with Internet connectivity there is available drinks...non alcoholic...and snacks...as well as many telephone booths for telephone access..
The cost for Internet was about 3 Euros for an hour and the terminals and monitors were new and the connection fairly fast..This Cafe is owned and operated by a Dutch woman that was very helpful and friendly...if I was ever in Brugge again I would use her services without hesitation.
The hours of operation are from 1000 am until 2200 pm....
Statue of the lovers
This nice statue of two people in love, kissing, is located on the square at the opposite of the Brug, in front of the city hall.
Unfortunately, because of Bruges being cultural city, they have put some uggly carwash in between, thus blocking the very nice view on city hall or statue, depending where you looking from.
Because the carwash is made by some Japanese it is called art and because there is some nice blah blah blah artistic explanation about it that it is about "mouvement", they call this art. It is the idea, not the shape that is important... and maybe also the money involved?
Anyway, I still wish (with so many other people) that this carwash would move very soon out of sight. I hope some one of the authorities reads this and turn red.
It really has become a public joke... Back to the real statue, the one of the kissing couple. If you come close you will read the word "Love" in all different languages.
I was there with Libanese, with Srilankees, with a lot of different nationalities and all found, after a small search, their language.
So give it a try next time you are around...
If you see an uggly carwash, this statue is just behind it.
The Blinde Ezelstraat is a smal alley next to the Burgh. Just around the corner is the Town Hall. When you want to get married at the Town Hall you have to walk through this street, so locals say the reason why they call it the street of the blind donkey is that you have to be a real dunkey to get married.
THE JAN BREYDEL STADIUM
Bruges' municipal Jan Breydel stadium was first used in 1975 and is the home ground for both brugean football teams, Club Brugge KV and Cercle Brugge KSV. In the nearby future, the city of Bruges wants to organize their concerts or other great events. A stadium that offers a lot of possibilities to bring people together... ALL ROADS LEAD TO...
It is possible to reach Bruges by direct train from all mainline stations in Belgium and also from many major cities in Europe. When you arrive, a shuttle service of local busses will drive you straight to the Jan Breydel stadium. For those travelling by coach or car, they can follow the signs which will direct you from the main E40 motorway to the various parking areas nearby the stadium.