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It's a bit bizarre that I, as someone not drinking beer, write a tip about a beer shop and a beer wall. Well, sometimes I am bizarre... :)
2be is a very popular shop in Brugge's centre as it sells numerous kinds of Belgian beer as well as other typical Belgian stuff. Everything is displayed very well sorted on the shelves as though it was somehow archived. While the top floor sells Belgian delicacies, the cellar is full of beer and must be an eldorado for a beer lover. We didn't buy anything, but prices seem to be reasonable.
The second reason to go to 2be is its beer wall. What is a beer wall, you might ask. Well, it's a sort of shelf displaying all (so I was told) Belgian bottled beers along with their respective glasses. Unfortunately the light was terrible when I went there so my picture is not exactly recognizable. Have a look at it nonetheless and imagine what it really looks like.
Updated Apr 2, 2013
Address: 53, Wolle Straat, Brugge
Phone: +32 506 11 222
Brugge's houses are lovely, and so are their gables. But even better are the little details that you often find on top of the gables. Brugge's inhabitants came up with very creative ideas to adorn their roofs, such as special weathervanes or little figures. One of these gable details I particularly liked was the "mathematician" - he seems to be very busy using his pair of compasses.
Written Mar 31, 2013
Address: sorry, I can't remember the name of the canal
'T Zand is a large square that was once used for jousting and executions from its earliest days. The ring road used to pass here but some years ago was put underground at this spot allowing thus large square to be opened up again. The bus station is here as well as the Concert Hall and the cafes here seem to be used more by locals than tourists. There are public toilets here too (one of the great mysteries of the world to English people - how do people manage with so few public toilets) and the tourist office.
In the square is a bronze sculpture from 1985 depicting cycling, the polder landscape, fishermen and four women bathing. Rather ugly and it spoils the square.
Written Mar 23, 2013
The neo classical , colonadded Fish Market was built in 1820/1 and is of a Dutch design as it was built at a time of Dutch rule.
From Tuesday to Saturday mornings , fishmongers display fish caught by the fishermen of Zeebrugge and Ostend , although on the day of our visit they had left by lunchtime and a few craft stalls were open in their place.
Written Mar 23, 2013
Brugge has several famous art museums, none of which I have visited up to now.
I am especially looking forward to visiting the Groeningemuseum, which has a large collection of Flemish art works from six centuries.
(Despite the name, this museum does not have anything to do with the Dutch city of Groningen, as far as I know.)
Next: Sculpture at the theatre
Written Nov 24, 2012
Address: Groeningemuseum, Dijver 12, Brugge
Phone: 050 44 87 51
This amazing auditorium is designed by architects Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem. Its design is inspired by the three famous towers of the city and its red bricks. Hosts plays, classical music concerts and dance performances.
Este asombroso auditorio, es obra de los arquitectos Paul Robbrecht y Hilde daem. Su diseño está inspirado en las tres famosas torres de las ciudad y en sus ladrillos rojos. Acoge obras de teatro, conciertos de música clásica y espectáculos de danza.
Written Nov 10, 2012
Common inhabitants of Bruges water are swans. These animals have here an old legend. In the fifteenth century there was a local revolt against Maximilian of Austria, because of a tax increase. Then, the revolutionaries beheaded a high dignitary whose coat of arms had a swan. Dominated the revolt, Maximilian ordered the men of the city that from the time the swans feed channel as a way to punish the crime.
Habitantes habituales de las aguas de Brujas son los cisnes. Estos animales tienen aquí una vieja leyenda. En el siglo XV hubo una revuelta local contra Maximilano de Austria, a causa de una subida de impuestos. Entonces, los revolucionarios decapitaron a un alto dignatario cuyo escudo de armas llevaba un cisne. Dominada la revuelta, Maximiliano ordenó a los hombres de la urbe que a partir de aquel momento alimentaran a los cisnes de los canales, como forma de penar el crimen.%c*
Written Nov 10, 2012
Address: Beautiful Lake / Park with White Swans.
Cringe with touristy-ness, but a nice thing to do if you are on a romantic trip or with the kids. The carriages leave from the main square and take you around the cobbled streets. Maybe a nice alternative if you are scared of water, however at about €35 it might be a bit pricey for some, depends on how many people you have in your carriage though. I was by myself, but that was OK.
Written Sep 30, 2012
Address: leaving from the market square
The Belfort (belfry) at Market square is the landmark of Brugge and like in many other Belgium cities gives you a chance to have a great view over the city. The octagonal bell tower is 83 meter high and was built in 13th century. It was destroyed by fire in 1280, was rebuilt and then in late 15th century the octagonal shape was added. It was used as a watchtower but also stored treasury and documents. At the back side you can see the formet market hall and a nice inner courtyard (pic 2)
One small problem is the expensive entrance fee, up to 8 euros in 2012, lot of people just skipped it. Hopefully for us it was free with our 3day card (that costs 15euros and includes every museum in town)
For security reasons they accept maximum 70 persons at the same time. That explains why we had to wait more than 30’ until we got our ticket and pass through.
There are 366 steps, most of them narrow and steep, I saw some people barely could breath, obviously you need right shoes and some physical effort to the top.
Along the way you can make small stops in several levels so to check some artifacts, old pictures or the carillon room where there are 47 bells or ok lets be honest we did all these stops to save ourrself from fading :)
The Belfry is open from 9.30-17.00 Tuesday to Sunday
Entrance fee is 8 euros but we preferred to buy the 3day museum card that costs 15 euros and gave us free access to every museum in Brugge!
Updated Sep 14, 2012
Address: Brugge Belfort,Markt 7,8000.
Arentshuis museum is located on an elegant 18th century building and houses a collection of paintings of the British (but Bruges born) artist Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956). Life-like scenes most of them about industrial workers, and impressions of his journeys abroad in oils, watercolors and engravings are some of the artworks but also carpets and furniture!
Pic 3 shows “The Afflicted Ones ” (by Frank Brangwyn in 1923, tempera)
The permanent collection is housed on the first floor while on the ground floor is a small temporary modern exhibition. Pic 2 shows “The Fried Egg Scream ” (by Kamagurka in 2010, oil on canvas).
Entrance fee is 2 euros but we had 3day museum card that costs 15 euros and gave us free access to every museum in Brugge (most of them cost 8euros)
It’s open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30-17.00
As it is a small museum anyway we didn’t really spend much time here but there’s an interesting Museum Shop opposite the museum with some interesting items, posters, cards etc
Written Sep 14, 2012
Address: Dijver 16, Brugge 8000
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