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    Brugge Market Square

    by aussirose Updated Jan 4, 2013

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    Brugge Market Square in the centre of town is where all the roads lead to and is a hive of activity. Surrounded by shops, cafes, the lovely Town Hall and Belfry Tower, the Brugge Market Square is also where you will board your horse and carriage, bus tours etc.

    We parked our bikes here after I stacked it in the middle of the square in front of everyone...haha.... and we quickly wandered off on foot to explore the city.

    This place is also lovely at night. I would advise not to sit in a cafe or restaurant facing the Market Square as they are alot more expensive. Check out the many cafes and restaurants in the side streets instead.

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    Enjoy Walking Through the Beguinage

    by aussirose Updated Feb 11, 2012

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    This was a lovely peaceful place to walk around. Hidden from the bustling streets of Brugge, the Beguinage is a modern day convent.

    In the old times there was a surplus of women as a result of war which took the lives of many men. These women formed communities where they brecame religious and took on the lives of nuns.

    Originally, the old buildings here were founded by the Countess of Flanders, Margaretha of Constantinopel, daughter of Count Baldwin who conquered Constantinopel (now Istambul) during the crusades.

    In 1937 the Beguinage became a monastery for the Benedictine sisters who still live here now.

    We enjoyed our wander through.

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    Push Bike Riding in Brugge

    by aussirose Updated Feb 10, 2012

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    This is probably the only city in Europe where I would consider push bike riding romantic :o) Why?...you say. - Well in Amsterdam the push bike riders were really pushy!! :o) In Paris it is too busy .... I'd rather walk there thanks :o)

    But in Brugge riding a bike just seems to be the natural thing to do and most people I saw were riding in couples like hubby and I....so that is romantic :o)..... Well romantic that is until you stack your bike in front of everyone in the central market square haha. For the full story on that, check out my travelogue below.

    We hired our bikes from our bed and breakfast. They just added it onto the bill. It was definately worth it and we enjoyed our ride into town and back.

    Make sure you lock up your bike and better still....make sure you remember where you lock your bike up lol.

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    Canal Boat Trip Brugge

    by aussirose Updated Feb 10, 2012

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    The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Brugge is the lovely canals.

    This is definately a 'must do'. There are plenty of places along the canal to do this and it is not that expensive.

    You don't need to pre-book....just buy your ticket and line up. The boats take quite a few people so if the line looks long, don't worry...just take a seat and enjoy the scenery :o)

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    Have a beer and people watch in Brugge

    by aussirose Updated Feb 10, 2012

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    Well after all that walking, bike riding, boating and horse & carriage rides - it's time to sit down and have a well earnt beer and do a bit of people watching :o) Check out my travelogue for the full fun story :o)

    All I'll say here is, another 'must do' in Brugge is experience a Kwak beer!

    .....Or any Belgium beer for that matter......they were all good :o)

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    Walking the quaint streets of Brugge

    by aussirose Updated Feb 10, 2012

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    Brugge is small enough to walk the whole city.... in fact it is a place that you just want to walk and discover everything! :o)

    The cute cobbledstone streets, the lovely little bridges, the quiet Convent, the quaint shops and Chocolate Shops :o) and the sound of horse and buggies and bells chiming..... it's all just beautiful!!

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    Horse & Carriage ride in Brugge

    by aussirose Written Feb 10, 2012

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    To me Brugge is the capital of romance in Belgium. What better way to see the city than by horse and carriage :o)

    I loved the sound of the horses trotting on the cobbledstone streets and hubby and I stopped many times to give them a friendly G'day and pat :o)

    The only problem with this is the big lines because they are so popular. The Market Square is where you board.

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    Do a boat tour in the town center

    by ATLC Written Mar 29, 2011

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    The boat ride is a delight. Seeing Brugge from the water gives a different perspective about the town. The tour lasts about 30 minutes.

    PRICE (2011)
    Individual : € 6,90
    Children (4-11 year old) accompanied by an adult : € 3,20
    Children (-4 year old) : free
    Groups + 20 persons : € 5,80
    Children & school groups (aged 4-11) : € 3,20

    The tour is free if you have a Brugge City Card%L.

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    The French Fry Museum!

    by soonergooner Written Dec 27, 2009

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    I've been to Brugge plenty of times, since I have lived in Belgium for a number of years but it was only recently that I visited the museum dedicated to what can be considered the Belgian national food - pomme frites! Of course you'll know them by other names, depending on where you're from - fries, chips, fritta, etc.

    The museum is worth the visit and it will only take an hour or two of your time away from the canal boat ride or admiring the Flemish architecture.

    Basically, you will learn the history of the potato and what it later became after being deep fried. There are really nice displays and for me, the interesting part was actual frites artwork and an old fashioned frite wagon that you can go in and mess around. Sorry, no chance of making your own!

    Have a look at the photos and if you get to Brugge, definitely get to the museum and afterward go to the main square and order yourself some frites (with mayonnaise, preferably), park yourself on the bench and enjoy. Oh, get a can of Jupiler too!

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    Canal excursion

    by mvtouring Written Jul 10, 2009

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    I love doing the boat thing wherever I go as we do not have something like that back at home. It also gives you a different view of the cities. The cost was 6.70 euro per person and the trip lasted approx 1 hour.

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    Brugge Museum

    by mvtouring Written Jul 10, 2009

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    Located in the stadhuis you can visit the museum at 2.00 euro per person. The lovely gothic style town hall was created in 1376 and is the oldest building in Flanders. The beautiful facade has 6 ribbed windows and 48 recesses with statues to decorate it. The initial biblical paintings and statues of the Flemish princes were destroyed in 1792.
    The first Government meeting was held here in 1464. On the first floor you will find the well-known gothic room or council room. The ceiling is richly decorated and embellishes the room.

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    Saint Johnshospitaal

    by mvtouring Written Jul 8, 2009

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    The boat took us past the beautiful Saint Johnshospitaal. Today it is houses the Memling Museum. St John's Hospital was one of the oldest hospitals in Europe, in 1978 they closed their doors and it was then turned into a museum. The original purpose was to provide food and shelter for pilgrims passers by and travelling salesmen. They also took care of the sick provided that they did not have any contagious disease. It was run by Brothers and Sisters from a religious order.

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    Minnewater

    by mvtouring Written Jul 8, 2009

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    After a while cruising the canals we got to the area called Minnewater. the name is derived from the Dutch word Menne meaning love. I could not believe that this was once part of a busy outer harbour.

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    Exploring the canals 2

    by mvtouring Written Jul 8, 2009

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    Brugge was an early trading center and had lots of canals for transporting goods. Today we can go on lovely boat trips in order to explore these canals and experience the glory of days gone by. From the canals you get a totally different view of the city. A lovely way to give your weary feet a well deserved rest. Only problem I found was that the boats were overcrowded and that there was not that much leg space.

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    Exploring the canals 1

    by mvtouring Written Jul 8, 2009

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    Brugge was an early trading center and had lots of canals for transporting goods. Today we can go on lovely boat trips in order to explore these canals and experience the glory of days gone by. From the canals you get a totally different view of the city. A lovely way to give your weary feet a well deserved rest. Only problem I found was that the boats were overcrowded and that there was not that much leg space.

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