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Brugge Things to Do

  • Brugge Market Square

    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...

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  • Enjoy Walking Through the Beguinage

    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...

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  • Push Bike Riding in Brugge

    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...

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  • Canal Boat Trip Brugge

    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...

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  • Have a beer and people watch in Brugge

    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...

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  • Walking the quaint streets of Brugge

    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

    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...

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  • Do a boat tour in the town center

    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...

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  • The French Fry Museum!

    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...

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  • Singing in the rain

    All we could do not to be discourage by the rain, was to sing the lovly song 'I'm singing in the rain'. Soon our spirits were high and the rain took leave of absense.

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  • Singing in the rain

    All we could do not to be discourage by the rain, was to sing the lovly song 'I'm singing in the rain'. Soon our spirits were high and the rain took leave of absense.

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  • Singing in the rain

    All we could do not to be discourage by the rain, was to sing the lovly song 'I'm singing in the rain'. Soon our spirits were high and the rain took leave of absense.

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Brugge Restaurants

  • Food is nice but expensive

    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...

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  • Best Restaurant in Brugge

    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...

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  • Best mussels + honest biz

    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,...

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  • Poeskaffee

    OK, so I found a cafe for cats, but do you think I could find one for dogs? No way. I think the Belgiums like cats more than dogs, but I may be wrong.

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  • Brasserie Mozarthuyz

    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.

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  • Superb food and Very Friendly Service

    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,...

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Brugge Nightlife

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    by Benson35 Written Feb 9, 2012

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    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.

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Brugge Transportation

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    by aussirose Written Feb 11, 2012

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    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.

    City Tour Bus Brugge by aussirose
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Brugge Shopping

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  • Buy chocolates

    The Belgians are masters at making beautiful and delicious bonbons. There are so many shops, like Neuhaus, Godiva, Leonidas. It's not cheap so don't eat everything at once!

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  • Linen and Candy

    Both hand made linen and hand made Belgium chocolates were featured in the majority of shops in Belgium.

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  • Beer

    we walked past this wall with all the different beers and the glasses that accomany them. Such a novel idea for someone who has a pub back at home. why not buy them a beer with its glass?

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Brugge Local Customs

  • Local Painters Brugge

    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...

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  • Belgium Chocolate

    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...

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  • Drink beer

    No, Hoegaarden is not a local Bruges beer but any Belgian beer will do when you visit Brugge! Enjoy it in the sun on one of the many pub terraces and decide that life is good.

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Brugge Warnings and Dangers

  • It's really tiring

    It's really tiring to walk around all day and taking in the beauty and bustle of Bruges.So, if you do happen to find a bench, don't nod off or someone will find you funny!I actually stayed and waited until they woke up, shook their feathers and walked off :-)))

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  • Mosquito Problems

    Take along some mosquito repellent and a plug in repellent for your room. With all the fresh water that surrounds Brugge there are lots of mosquitos. Particularly in the evenings they are a problem.

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Brugge Favorites

  • The Brugge City Card

    This card gives you discounts, free entrance to museums and much more. Prices are from 34-39 euro for 48-72 hours.See more at the Brugge City card website

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  • swans

    even the swans like Brugge. I have never seen such a large group together as here. For me that was absolutely fantastic as we do not have natural inhabitant swans back home. Such graceful creatures.

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  • Water Fountain on 't Zand square

    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...

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