Brugge Local Customs

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    Papageno
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  • 1. 2 languages are spoken Flemish and French.

    Just noticed this page is about Brugge only, I live in Maasmechelen, far away from Brugge, we have a even bigger language barrier with each other than with the french community... strange country...

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  • 2. Beers / Chocolates / Flemish Frites (Fries).

    I would suggest to VT to stop using the term of "Flemish Frites" which is laughable because Belgians do not distinguish Flemish fritten from Walloon or Brussels frites!!! Even our Flemish or Walloon...

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  • 3. Lace making a well known Belgian Art.

    There are many ways to make lace. Needlepoint Lace is made with a needle and thread. It is very closely related to embroidery but the stitches are made without cloth underneath them. They are simply...

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  • 4. Museums / Architecture / Art / Paintings.

    “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition...

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  • 5. Horse Carriage / Canal Tours / Cultural Celebrations.

    these wildly popular canal-boat tours. It seems you can get a better view of things just by wandering around on your own, not being jammed into these longboats like sardines. But the guided-tour...

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  • 6. Paying at the Bar and tipping 10% is costumary

    In a country where service is included in most bills, tipping is not a problem. Most people will not expect a tip. Possible exceptions are public toilets, where the attendant may expect a tip of 25...

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  • 7. Procession of the Holy Blood

    The great procession of the Holy Blood held each Ascension Day, when the bishop of Bruges carry the relic of the Holy Blood through the streets of the city. The procession culminates with the...

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  • 8. A cavalcade of arts.

    Like lots of big cities, Bruges also has its share of street performers, representing a wide variety of artistic disciplines, ranging from singers over musicians and jugglers to mimes and such. A...

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  • 9. 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...

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  • 10. Sculptures at the theatre

    In front of the City Theatre is a metal statue of Papageno, the bird catcher, a character in the opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by Wolfgang Amadeus...

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  • 11. S.P.Q.B.

    When I first noticed this coat of arms at the top of the façade of the City Theatre, I thought it was a nice joke and was about to congratulate the Council and...

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  • 12. have a westphalen great beer,Brugge

    I drank a lot beers there but never bother to check the price !!)very good beers try the WestphalenBrouwerij de Halve MaanWalplein 26Brugge...

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  • 13. Swans

    Legend has it that the Swan has been swimming the waters and canals of Brugge since 1448 when Emporer Maximilian was imprisoned in the City and his councillor...

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. Swans

    In 1488 the people of Bruges had executed one of the town administrators belonging to the court of Maximilian of Austria (husband and successor of duchess Mary...

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  • 16. You Can Take Your Horse To Water...

    ...but you can't make it drink!I liked this little horse head fountain which I think was on Walplein, the same street as the Halve Maan brewery, heading towards...

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  • 17. Unhelpful Signage

    I'm not quite sure what this is all about. Most tourist destinations have signage that directs you to the main places of interest and the useful stuff such as...

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  • 18. Christmas market

    Brugge is a very lively place at Christmastime, and its little brightly coloured shops, decorated medieval buildings, and canals, all add to the magic of the...

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  • 19. Brugge Tripel Dagen

    We arrived in Brugge on the first day of he Tripel Dagen Festival of Music. This event is held every year to coincide with Belgium's National Day (July 21st)...

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  • 20. See the Tango Club of Bruges at the Fish Market

    I was told that the Fish Market - Vismarkt sells fish early every morning except Sunday and Monday. The only activities I saw there during our short break were...

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  • 21. Not so good for veggies

    There's not much choice for vegetarians here. I looked at most of the menus in the town centre and they all seem to do a great steak and lots of mussels....

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  • 22. Flemish Heros

    We spotted a statue in Grote Markt near to the Belford. Here two men are remembered and honoured. The Flemish liberating heroes were Jan Breydell and Pieter de...

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  • 23. Entertaining Streets

    It may have been the Easter weekend bringing out the entertainment in the city's streets and squares. As we walked around in the sunshine amusing entertainment...

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  • 24. Lace making a thing of the past

    When I visited Brugge on a school trip long ago the markets and streets were full of young girls and old women busy making lace items. Hand made lace can still...

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  • 25. Fish Market

    The fish market in the centre at the Braambergstraat is where you ll find all the delicacies the north sea has to offer and for prices much cheaper then what...

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