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Brugge

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  • Day13

    Brugge: Beer, waffles and chocolate!

    September 15, 2016 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    What more could anyone want from a city that has the best beer, waffles and chocolate?! This was our second visit to Brugge and it was just as great as we remembered. We love this city not only for its food and drink but also because of its quaint feel and charming character. We'd highly recommend a visit or next time we plan to go back we'll let you know!Read more

  • Day135

    If it's Thursday, this Must be Belgium!

    September 13, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    We are in Belgium for just two nights, so we explored Bruges today. It is a very picturesque city with canals, medieval buildings, and churches with tall spires. Much of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    We took a 30 minute canal trip for a different perspective of the city. One can see how goods were moved about by boats, as the winding, narrow streets would have made it difficult. In fact, people are encouraged to park outside the city ring and take the bus. Even walking has its dangers as bicycles have right of way and they really pedal fast on those cobbled streets!Read more

  • Day59

    Day 57

    July 26, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Bus trip from Paris to Bruges today!! Got in at about 1pm so had a nap then went for some sightseeing and it's a very charming city. Really pretty old buildings very touristy but

    Then I had one of the best burgers that I've had over here top 2 and homemade ice tea which was lovely

    Trying to have an early night but my room is right above the bar!! So noisy, getting to that stage of been over hostels but only 1 month more in them hahaRead more

  • Day135

    Bruges Architecture

    September 13, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    This is Burg Square, which has a varied mix of buildings. The Gothic town hall was built in the 1300s. The building to the left of it is the former court house, and to the right of the town hall is the Basilica of the Holy Blood.

    All over town are beautiful buildings--shown are some of the best we saw, and the McDonald's!Read more

  • Day239

    Bruges, Belgium

    January 7, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    We drove to Bruges from Luxembourg with Monica and Rory. Judith, our old flatmate from New Zealand, met us here from Holland. We spent the evening sampling Bruges' greatest export, beer! We visited several local pubs, each with a sizable beer variety, and stayed out until the early hours of the morning dancing to live music. We left Bruges with a few bottles of Westvleteren 12; 10.2%, brewed since 1940, and considered one of the best beers in the world. Sante!Read more

  • Day135

    Beautiful Bruges: Markt and Belfry

    September 13, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    The Markt -- the Market Square -- has been used as such since the mid-900s. In the center of the Markt is a statue of two Flemish heroes who resisted French oppression in the 1300s, backed by all the lovely buildings around the square.

    The 'Crown" is the 12th century Belfry of Bruges, which rises 272 ft over the Flemish cloth market hall underneath. It has a 47-bell carillon that plays music every hour. It leans to one side (about 3 feet at the top). We could see it from all over the old town, so it was a good landmark when we made a wrong turn or two!Read more

  • Day135

    What Dean Learned About Beer

    September 13, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Dean went to the Beer Museum and learned a lot. In Medieval times, everyone drank beer, because there was no safe water and well technology hadn't developed. Back in the 1200s, local monks perfected the beer-making process to help improve public health. The same mash was made into beer three times, with the first run being 3-8% alcohol, the second, 2%, and the third, 1/2 % (used for children). Beer was so important that the town officials imposed a tax on it; the brewers dumped all their beer in the streets to protest. The population threatened to hang the officials, so they rescinded the tax.

    While Dean was busy with the history and tasting of beer, I walked around the city and saw a lady making lace. Belgian lace is famous!
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  • Day135

    Church of Our Lady

    September 13, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    This tower is even taller than the Belfry in the Markt.

    We saw a flyer about a free "Harps of the World" concert that was supposed to be in the church, but we found it in a nearby museum. We were amazed with the different harps this man owns and plays, and their different sounds. He built the two that are pictured here.Read more

  • Day68

    Day 68 - Vlissingen to Bruges, 38 miles

    June 22, 2016 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    Long day today and mostly dry!

    Day started with the short ferry ride across the estuary from Vlissingen to Breskens then a nice ride along the Dutch coast. Plenty of fellow day trippers out on their bikes as well. At the border with Belgium it was time to head in land towards Bruges following the canals and pleased for a calmer day as legs were feeling tired after yesterday.

    Was in Bruges by mid afternoon and didn't take long to cycle round the old town as very small centre. Beautiful city and would be a great place to visit for a weekend with another half.

    Stayed in a hostel today just out the centre which was nice and was in a more locals area rather than the very touristy centre. After checking in headed to a local bar and got talking to a Belgium guy and his Argentinian girlfriend who were have a few match beers before Belgiums euro game against Sweden. After a few 8.5 percenters we all then headed up to the fan zone in central Bruges were the atmosphere was buzzing. Great evening partying with a few thousand very happy Belgium fans where even a huge thunderstorm couldn't dampen the atmosphere. Great fun but got a feeling I'm going pay for it tomorrow!
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