Another trip that’s been on my list for ages! Bruges is the ultimate quaint little European gem with a truly fairytale-esque atmosphere. Its gorgeous canals lined with historic medieval houses make for a jaw-dropping boat ride, and on a sunny day it’s just unbelievably beautiful.
I first went to Belgium in 2013 – I have some family there so it was great to stay with them and do a tour of Brussels, but we didn’t get a chance to visit Bruges. This time around I was determined to finally experience the lovely little town for myself, so we jumped in the car and we actually even went a bit further towards the coast to greet the North Sea. We stopped in the town of Oostende, and we had a nice little walk around the beach. It’s only about a 40-minute car ride from Brussels, or alternatively you can just jump on a train and be there in an hour.
^ Enjoying the effects of exposure to vitamin sea 😉 Press play and the screen will adjust!
We made it to Bruges in the early afternoon and we grabbed a quick snack in the Market Square. It’s got a great view of the symbol of Bruges, the Belfry tower, so you can just sit in the sunshine and soak up the unique atmosphere of the historic centre.
Hope you enjoyed this quick tour around Bruges, and that it gave you an idea of what you can expect to see when you visit. If you’ve already been there – did it bring back good memories? Did you come across a hidden gem that I didn’t discover? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more adventures from around the world!
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