In Brugge, I rented a bike and followed an easy route to the Netherlands. The path was next to the tree-lined Damme canal with the occasional windmill and small town on the side - there was even a pub... more
“I forgot to mention that Memling’s pictures in the Hospital of St. John were presented to the Institution by that stunner in return for the care bestowed upon him when he was received here, severely... more
The canals in Brugge are now mainly used for pleasure boats and tourist boats, but in earlier times Brugge had direct access to the sea and was a major commercial seaport.
According to the website... more
In Potterierei, just under a mile from the old city centre
A quirky museum of all things medieval: sculpture, books and manuscripts, religious articles, paintings, furniture - pretty... more
There is an absolutely breathtaking marble statue of Mary with Child, in one of the Catholic churches in Brugge. Funny story (what is a Michelangelo doing in Belgium?)...
Apparently the pope of the... more
And the softness of my body will be guarded from embrace
By each button, hook, and lace.
For the man who should loose me is dead,
Fighting with the Duke in Flanders,
In a pattern called a war.
This is a great spot ....quiet at the time that I visited with the few people that participated in a bike tour with Quasimondo Bike Tours...we stopped in to have a refreshment...we discovered a GREAT... more
“Bruges is a grey, silent town with crow-step gables to the house fronts, its shadows being shot with the gleams from canals that run through the streets. Its roof-level is dominated by an immense... more
If you find yourself over looking at the windmills on the northeast side of the city, just to the south of the final windmill is one of the old city gates, Kruispoort or Cross Gate, which looks like a... more
Most people don't know this, but you'll get an excellent view of the Minnewater and the Beguinage from the roof top of the De Haalve Maan Brewery. Of course, you'll need to join the brewery tour to... more
I came to Brugge with much expectation. It's a town favoured by many and reports were all favourable at my end of the spectrum.
Alighting at the train station the first thing I was confronted with was...
Walking is the best way to discover Bruges. The city is rather small you can easily walk across it in half an hour. Its also a romantic city. My must see page would show a little bridge on which, if...
Brugge is one of those rare towns that is both a must see and a tourist trap. With a little care in planning, you can avoid the tourist trap side of the city and have a lovely visit to this magical......