Romantic, Lovely at night, beautiful canels
Loads of Tourists
Definate must see when visiting Europe
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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!!more
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...more
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 : € 6,90Children (4-11 year old) accompanied by an adult : € 3,20Children (-4 year old) : freeGroups + 20 persons : € 5,80Children & school groups (aged 4-11) : € 3,20The tour is free if you...more
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...more
We chose Mozarthuys Cafe for lunch as it was located in a nice shady street with loads of outdoor tables and looked like a nice place for a break, spot of lunch and people watching.The food was nice and the service was good, however it was a bit on the expensive side. Although we enjoyed ourselves, next time I would probably walk a bit further from...more
Den Amad Restaurant is in one of the side streets leading off the main Market Square. This was where we had our vt meet dinner - check out the vt meet pix in my travelogue.I totally recommend this place! Not only does it score a big 5 out of 5 in TripAdvisor but the food is prepared and presented superbly and reasonably priced.Yes, we would...more
This is the only restaurant we been to that does not charge us for sauces.Yes, mushroom sauce, mayonaise .etc are chargeable in a few dishonest restaurants that we have dine but not Petite Maison.Their mussels is also the freshest we have ate in Brugge, the lady boss told us they will not keep the unsold mussels overnight and sell it the next day,...more
Very popular this place..It was mussel time and everywhere you just saw people enjoying mussels. Various ways you can order them .... done in beer & garlic, in a cream sauce etc. etc. Mussel pot, cheese croquettes (very, very good) and a pancake filled with strawberries and a caramel sauce.more
Me and my boyfriend discovered Arthie's almost five years ago and have been visiting the restaurant ever since each time we're in Bruges. The reason we keep returning to this restaurant with friends and family is first of all because the food is superb: it's a mix of French and modern Flemish cuisine. The menu is very extensive: salads, pasta,...more
Just off the main square is an area of bars which have a pub feel. I know I'm talking about quite a few years ago, so there is a posibility that this is not the case any more.
I would say that even back in 2004 the prices of drinks i.e. a Bacardi & Coke or a Martini & Lemonade were about 7 euros, so I would only expect that prices have risen.
The bars/pubs that I went into, all had a fresh, modern feel and the bar staff were friendly - even if they didn't understand much English!
Unfortunatly it was in one of these bars that I saw England knocked out of the world cup on penalties. Gutted.
Dress Code: Anything goes it seems unless there is a sign in the window i.e. tops must be worn.
I couldn't believe it when I saw tourist buses in Brugge!!? Why would you want to see the city by bus, when you have so many better options....listed in my 'must do' reviews :o)
Well I guess it's good for those that can't walk too far and also for those that don't want to line up for the horse and carriage tour.
Anyway, if you decide to take this mode of transport, you will see the City Tour Bus at the Central Market Square.
Brugge being a romantic place and a place of such beautiful scenery - we were not at all surprised to see local painters out and about capturing that on canvas as is the custom with romantic cities :o)Hubby, being an artist and me being in love with romance :o) .....could not resist buying a couple of little photo prints from the locals. Makes for...more
I'm not a real chocolate fan, however there is one type of chololate that I will indulge in - and that is Belgium Chocolate. You just don't get any better than this!! :o)As you wander around Brugge you will see many Chocolate shops. So take a break, grab a choccy and a coffee and sit down in one of the many parks or jump on the horse and carriage...more
This lovely waterfountain was on the square called T'Zand, where we parked our car. This lovely fountain and sculptures was the work of Stefaan Depuydt and Livia Canestraro (1985- 86). The four groups represent "bathing women" (the symbolic representation of the cities of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Kortrijk), "landscape in Flanders", "the...more