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What to do when your feet are SCREAMING!
Favorite thing: Brugge-the old city can be seen by walking in 2-3 days. I am an artist, so for me just walking around the city was a favorite past time. In Bruges, there isn’t much difference between the street and sidewalk; everything is cobblestone. It’s a small quaint town with a very “old world” feel. On every street and alley, there was a picture to be taken.
Fondest memory: Walking on the cobblestones does take it's toll and there are several ways to give your feet a rest and enjoy what Brugge has to offer.
1. A canal boat tour. . I enjoyed this tour, as we got a view of buildings we wouldn’t have noticed walking…especially the building with the smallest window in the city.
2. A carriage ride. In Brugge you see, hear and smell the horses klopping along...another nice respite.
3. A waffle break. Stop at a small café and sample a "wafel mit ijs" –waffle with ice cream.
Canal boat tour
Favorite thing: I didn’t get the chance to have the boat guided tour myself, but did google some information.
Your only chance to see Brugge from the water is from mid March through mid November. The boats leave every 30 minutes from Katelijnestraat 4, everyday between 10am and 5:30 pm.
Some people say that this is the best way to explore Brugge. Well, as soon as I’ll explore it all by foot I’ll probably get myself in one of these boats.
WALKING IS SO REWARDING....
Favorite thing: Walk around and go to the Tourist Office first of all; then, after a coffee or beer have a tour by horse&carriage, your feet can rest, you just have to look around you, absorb all the beauty and listen to what the coachman explains to you in different languages; after that a boat tour through the canals and you will be surprised how amazing Brugge is seen from the water......here too the man/woman who steers the boatsthrough all the canals will explain everything and point out special buildings and sights!
Fondest memory: I visit Brugge, only half an hour from my hometown (although I start with having to take the ferry across our own river SCHELD) very often, so I feel at home there and have friends there......always a warm welcome........
boat excursion and relax
Favorite thing: Have you always wonder where a name of a city comes from?
Well I searched about this one and look what i found.....
Fondest memory: The Flemish name 'Brugge' is probably derived from the Latin word 'Rogia' (which was the Latin name of the 'Reie' the river which flowed through Bruges), and the Scandinavian word 'Bryggia', which meant 'mooring place'.
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Make a little boat trip
Favorite thing: This is one of the locations in Bruges where you can hire a seat on one of the sightseeing boats.
The statue on the bridge is that of Johannes Nepomuc, favorit Saint of Prague.
This pictures is taken from the Dyver.
Take a tour in a wagen pulled by beautiful horses.
Favorite thing: This definitely is a great way to tour Brugge in a wagen pulled great horses as the one seen in the picture. To avoid making a mess
in the streets of Brugge these horses are outfitted with a bag that will catch their droppings, a pretty smart invention.
Take this tour it looks like fun.
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Do a boattrip on the canals....
Favorite thing: Do a boattrip on the canals. You really get another view than you have from the streets. Yes, it's very turistic, but it's really worth it. A trip by horsecoach is offered too, but it doesn't bring you anywhere you can't get by foot. To my humble opinion a trip by boat is much more interesting.
Boat ride on canal
Favorite thing: We didn't take a boat ride on the canals, and that is what I regret. I would definately make sure to do that next time I go.
Fondest memory: Walking around looking at the very interesting buildings, most in the Renaissance style. We went into a wonderful little candy shop and bought a variety of chocolates and a tin full of candies that we still have today.
... take a horse drawn...
Favorite thing: ... take a horse drawn carriage ride through the narrow streets. Starting from the Markt, or main square, this hour-long excursion will take you along the quaint back streets of Brugge. Highlights include a stop at the beautiful Beguinage -- a 16th century convent that still houses 12 sisters -- and a leisurely trot along the peaceful canals. This may well be the ideal way to begin your discovery of Brugge, as it provides a quick and informational overview (the drivers are fonts of local history) of the place.
Fondest memory: Waking up early in the morning and walking the deserted cobblestoned streets. Without the noise and confusion of the daily tourist circus, you could well picture yourself in the 11th century.
Go to the central part, the...
Favorite thing: Go to the central part, the old town (sounds banal but it's the usual touristic place).
You can also take a horse carriage to go around the old town.
Fondest memory: Just look at the buildings along your way. Old houses and water mills, churches and the belfries dominating over the city.
You can take the boat tours...
Favorite thing: You can take the boat tours trough the canals but it's a lot more expensive than bikes...of course you get a guide that explains everyhting but...I like walking around and reading my guide looking at the boats, at the bridges and canals myself! Up to you!
The canal tour. And don't miss...
Favorite thing: The canal tour. And don't miss the Michangelo statue in the church. Also find the smallest street in Brugge, it has a couple of taverns on it and one serves 126 different beers.
Fondest memory: The horse carriage tour. The guide was very informative and the LACE. We had a difficult time choosing one thing of lace. Therefore we have several items of lace
Favorite thing: Now I am sorry we didn't take a tour with one of those boats. I think a float at the canals would have been lovely.
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Go by boat
Favorite thing: If you are in Brugge you have to do a boat trip in the canals.
It's lovely to the the beautiful Brugge house from the waterside and you get a new view!
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Boat trip on the canals
Favorite thing: Make a boat trip along the canals and see the most picturesque parts of the romantic inner city. The boat trip lasts about half an hour.
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