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  • Train Station in Brugge
    Train Station in Brugge
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    Oud Sint Jan
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    St. Salvator's Cathedral
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  • 1. Churches/ Cathedrals.

    Still in the second chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, Hugues Viane goes into the Church of Our Lady, (in Flemish Vrouwkerk, in French Notre-Dame), where he spends some time thinking about death (what...

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  • 2. Medieval Architecture .

    The gingerbread/candy-looking houses are unique in the world. The city is like from a fairy tale. The canals - like a mini-Venice. Very good athmosphere. Good beer. The athmosphere, the nice...

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  • 3. Canals/Bridges .

    In the first chapter of Bruges-la-Morte we learn that the widower Hugues Viane lives on the Quai du Rosaire, which in Dutch is the Rozenhoedkaai and in English the Quay of the Rosary. The author...

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  • 4. Walk or relax around the City

    Bruges is a very easy and compact city to navigate on foot. From the moment we left the train station we walked and explored Bruges on foot even though it was a bit cold and raining, which of course...

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  • 5. Het Minnewater /Love lake .

    The eighth chapter of Bruges-la-Morte is the only chapter that is not told from the point of view of Hugues Viane. Rather, we follow his middle-aged Flemish housekeeper, Barbe, as she makes use of...

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  • 6. City Square/ Grote Markt

    In the third chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, Hugues Viane spends a week stalking the streets of Brugge, looking in vain for the young woman who resembles his dead wife. After a week, he finally...

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  • 7. Statues and Friezes

    North and East of the center of Brugge on the way to the windmills, you might happen across two lovers in the middle of an argument. He is appealing to anyone who will listen, steadfast in his...

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  • 8. Belfry Tower/ Belfort .

    In the third chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, the Belfort Tower or Belfry of Bruges is described as being “immense and black, defending itself against the invading night with the golden shield of its...

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  • 9. City Stores

    There are chocolate shops all over Brugge. Be sure to load up because once you start sampling them you won't be able to stop! I was also suprised by how cheap the chocolates were! You get your euros...

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  • 10. Canal Boat Tours/ other Tours.

    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...

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  • 11. Views from above the City .

    I loved the Churches and historic buildings in Bruges. Take time to go inside and really get a feel for them. The views from the Belfry were spectacular but be warned, there are a lot of stairs to...

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  • 12. Lace making

    I couldn't believe how fast she was moving and seemingly not making any progress....its such a time consuming and intricate endeavor....making a lace something or other... : O ] I'm the WRONG person...

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  • 13. Belgium Beer or other drinks

    Our day began with a bit of a whirlwind tour of the city’s sights before stopping in at the charming café De Gare for some beer and snacks. It was great fun with the five of us quaffing some beers and...

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  • 14. City / Town Hall .

    To the left of the Basilica is the beautiful 14th century façade. The foundation stone of the Gothic City Hall was laid by Count Lodewijk van Male in 1376. The façade contains portrayals of biblical...

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  • 15. Beguinage/ Begijnhof.

    In the eighth chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, the author Georges Rodenbach describes the Béguinage as “a medieval hamlet, a small town apart from the other city, even more dead.” The Béguinage in the...

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  • 16. Museums and Halls.

    Avoid visiting Brugge (Bruges) on a Monday. All the museums are closed. The Belfort Tower is closed. Also Monday is the day when the people of Brugge have their garbage collected so there will be...

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  • 17. City Parks .

    Need some rest far away from the hustle and bustle of the touristic centre then the following public gardens are a good idea. In alfabetic order : Baron Ruzettepark : a small garden near Komvest...

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  • 18. Hotel discount card

    On one of our earlier trips we got a discount card at our hotel, I believe it's a way to promote people actually staying in Brugge instead of day tripping in....

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  • 19. Brugge City Card

    I don't think I'd have ever gotten value out of a Brugge City Card, you'd have to see a lot of museums and attractions. But it must make sense for some...

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  • 20. Books, movies and websites

    I brought two guidebooks with me, Frommers Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg and Lonely Planet's Belgium and Luxembourg. Brugge's surface is just scratched in...

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  • 21. Chapter Fifteen: Ending on Quai du Rosaire

    The novel Bruges-la-Morte ends where it began, in Hugues Viane’s home on Quai du Rosaire. I won’t disclose the ending, so as not to spoil it for all of you who...

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  • 22. Chapter Four: Jane’s Hotel

    In the fourth chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, Hugues Viane quickly finds out who she is. Her name is Jane Scott. She is English but lives in the French city of...

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  • 23. Luggage Storage at the Train Station

    There is luggage storage at the train station. Several banks of cabinets, containing various sized lockers, which were priced based upon size. A locker that...

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  • 24. Chapter Three: The Theatre

    After following the young woman more or less discreetly from the Grand’Place through the Rue Flamande (Vlamingstraat), Hugues Viane was surprised to see her...

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  • 25. Chapter Five: Jane’s house

    By the fifth chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, the relationship between Hugues and Jane has developed to the point that he rents a jolly little house for her in a...

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