When one imagines Belgium, they often are thinking of Bruges. Canals loop across the town like a string of pearls. With cobblestone paths, brick archways, stone churches and quaint bridges. The addition of swans on the water, horse drawn carriages in the lanes and daffodils in the park make it nearly magical.Unfold to find out more
Listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bruges has the best-preserved example of a medieval city centre, with its bell tower leaning over the wide open market. With the centre closed off to cars, all the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city can be easily explored on foot, although a boat ride along the quiet canals is something not to be missed.
Although a small city, to truly uncover the many pleasures it offers, from lace boutiques and chocolates shops to architectural and historical treasures, give yourself plenty of time to get happily lost.
Experience the historic city of Bruges: Take a boat trip on the canals and see the ‘little Venice of the North’ from a different point of view, or walk the cobbled streets and visit the beguinage or the belfry. Visit the Duc de Bourgogne brewery to taste their very own beer. Another must-see is the Basilica of the Holy Blood. The Roman Catholic Basilica is a beautiful piece of architecture you can visit for free.
Hotels and restaurants are amazing in this city, so don’t be shy to stay overnight!Fold content