Brugge Off The Beaten Path

  • Grootseminarie Brugge,Brugge,West Flanders,Belgium
    Grootseminarie Brugge,Brugge,West...
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  • Quiet Streets and Areas.
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  • Schellemolen windmill near Damme
    Schellemolen windmill near Damme
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Brugge

  • 1. Nearby Towns or Villages.

    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...

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  • 2. Belgian Windmills

    There are four windmills along the canal that circles the old town section of Brugge. It seems as though most people do not bother to venture out to them, so, there are no bothersome crowds. I...

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  • 3. Quiet Streets and Areas.

    “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...

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  • 4. Canals/ Boats / Bridges.

    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...

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  • 5. Statues / Murals / Memorials

    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...

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  • 6. Churches / Museums / Parks

    Where? In Potterierei, just under a mile from the old city centre What? A quirky museum of all things medieval: sculpture, books and manuscripts, religious articles, paintings, furniture - pretty...

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  • 7. Lace making

    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. Christ!...

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  • 8. Breweries / Cafes.

    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...

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  • 9. Tours / Town Gates (Poorten)

    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...

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  • 10. Medieval Architecture

    “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...

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  • 11. Beguinage / Begijnhof

    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...

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  • 12. Jacques Brel's Marieke

    Ay Marieke Marieke je t’aimais tantEntre les tours de Bruges et GandAy Marieke Marieke il y a longtempsEntre les tours de Bruges et GandIn the song by Jacques...

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  • 13. Historic buildings

    Brugge has numerous historic buildings from several centuries, some of which I have shown in my General (Favorite) tips. Here are just two more examples, one...

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  • 14. Concertgebouw Brugge

    Unlike the venerable and world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, which dates mainly from the year 1888 and has its own symphony orchestra, the building of the...

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  • 15. ‘t Zand

    In front of the Concertgebouw there is a large barren-looking square called ‘t Zand, which is more or less empty except for a fountain and sculptures by Stefaan...

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  • 16. Academiestraat

    This is a typical street near the center of Brugge, with picturesque old houses from various centuries.In 2012 there was an internet shop (second photo) in one...

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  • 17. Herberg Vlissinghe

    Professing to be the oldest continually operating pub in Brugge, Herberg Vlissinghe is a treat to visit as well as sip a beer or two. It is located far from the...

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  • 18. BAARDMANNEN EN PUNTNEUZEN.....

    WHEN YOU ENLARGE AND SEE THE PICTURE you will know why these jars have these names....It is PRE-INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STONEWARE.The EXHIBITION in THE MUSEACTRON IN...

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  • 19. Behind the Grand Walls...Grootseminarie Brugge...

    I was introduced to the serene and beautiful kept lawns and trees of the Seminary of Brugge while on the cycle tour with Quasimondo Tours...The grounds of the...

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  • 20. St. Ignatius Loyola lived here

    This house, once known as 'De Pijnappel' (the fir cone) is at 9 Spanjaardstaat.Although much restored and renovated, it was once the 'holiday home' of St...

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  • 21. Look up!

    As everywhere, it really pays to look up.Obviously, in Bruges, there are the wonderful stepped gables to appreciate...but there are other things too.Tiny...

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  • 22. Fascinating sculpture

    It's worth having a wander to the massive square, T'Zand, about 5 minutes walk to the west of the Markt.Apart from the numerous cafes/restaurants and bars there...

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  • 23. Dammes Village

    A 5 min drive or 20 min bike ride along one of the canals is the village of Dammes. This is a tiny village with a lovely windmill, an old church and plenty of...

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  • 24. a small local Christmas market

    Our VT friend Sabsi was informed by her B & B host of a local Christmas market much less crowded than the touristy one in the Market Square so we decided to...

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  • 25. Minnewater

    If arriving in Bruges or smartly parking your car at the station's lot, you should make your way into town via the Minnewater. It is a very slight detour but a...

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