The Absolute Guide to The Perfect Weekend in Bruges


I by no means actually considered Belgium as a spot to go on holiday. All I knew about it was that the European Union had big offices in Brussels, however after visiting Bruges, I began to perceive why all these European politicians have determined to maneuver to Belgium.

Bruges is a fairy-tale medieval town, and with its lovely squares, picturesque canals and cobbled streets, it truly is one of many most romantic cities in old Europe! Getting misplaced within the metropolis for a few days is one of many best issues you'll do for a while!

There are loads of issues to do in Bruges, and I hope this information will assist you to have a wonderful time!

1| Wandering across the canals

With its dreamy canals crossing the metropolis centre, Bruges has been called “Venice of the North”. Walk alongside the water or take one of many boats that depart from Huidenvettersplein. The tour takes round half an hour and it’s worth doing even when you are short on time.

2| Walking across the colorful Markt

Bruges Market Square, known because the Markt, has charming vibrant buildings throughout it. If you fancy a tour of the metropolis by horse carriage, head over to the centre of the sq. the place you can discover plenty!

3| Eating Waffles

Crunchy on the outside and made with a light and fluffy vanilla batter, nothing beats an amazing Belgian waffle. This is the perfect begin of your meals journey in Bruges.

There are loads of toppings to select from together with chocolate, Chantilly cream, strawberries and cream, cherry and cream…you can’t go wrong!

If you're looking for some gifts to bring home, I would suggest the biscuit version of those incredible waffles.

 4| Eating lots of yummy chocolate

I know, I know, you simply had the waffle! But as you enterprise across the picturesque streets, you'll be surrounded by the most amazing chocolatiers. Dark, milk, white chocolate, pralines and truffles… all of your chocolatey dreams will come true. Just jump in any store and also you won’t be disappointed.

5| Eating Mussels and Fries (Moules-Frites)

The lovely lady from the hotel the place we were staying suggested us a restaurant loved by locals: Gran Kaffee De Passage, and it didn’t disappoint. The atmosphere was great, and so was the food.

Mussels and Fries is the nationwide dish in Belgium, and it is possible for you to to discover them simply about everywhere. The conventional way to cook them is with white wine, lots of shallots, parsley and butter, additionally known as Moules Marinier. Get caught in with your hands, delicious!

6| Drinking Beer

Oh, Belgian beer! There is a reason why it’s so popular across the world.

If you're a real beer lover, you can take a tour of The Half Moon Brewery (De Halve Maan). Or you can merely enjoy a style of many beers at one of many bars round town.

We loved 2Be (The Beer Wall), the place you can select from sixteen beers on the faucet or order a selection. Tasteful!

7| Looking for the windmills

Windmills? In Belgium? Yes! Not solely do the Dutch have windmills, however the Belgians have them too!

Around the canals on the border of town, you can see old windmills dating from across the 18th century.

8| Getting misplaced within the romantic small streets

Bruges centre is fascinating, however don’t forget to stroll across the charming lovely streets round town. You will discover lots of romantic spots and beautiful corners to explore.

9| Climb the Belfry

A total of 366 steps to get to the top! But when you do, you'll be rewarded with some stunning and breath-taking views of the city. The Belfry is 83m tall and it’s leaning to the east 87cm (a lot lower than the Tower of Pisa, however when you look closely you'll see that it’s not straight!). The 13th-century tower that overlooks the Market Square homes a carillon with forty seven melodious bells, and it used to be the city’s former treasury.

10| Eating a Bagel

I know I know, bagels aren’t from Belgium. But we discovered this lovely place and I needed to say it! It’s the perfect spot for a pleasant brunch or light lunch and their bagels are truly sensational.

Sanseveria Bagelsalon feels like a homely cosy living room with a fresh mix of Scandinavian design and classic stylish look. You can select between candy and savoury bagels, scrumptious salads, home-made quiches and tasty soups.

Check the opening hours as they solely serve breakfast, brunch and lunch.

11| Eating a Merveilleux

I suppose you are questioning what a Merveilleux is?  A Merveilleux (meaning ‘Marvelous’) is a small cake that originated in Belgium. It’s a heavenly meringue biscuit topped with tempting whipped cream and dusted with many divine toppings.

We tried the Magnifique: a base of meringue, with praline whipped cream coated with almond chips and caramelized hazelnuts. So delightful!

Aux Merveilleux de Fred have so many to try!

12| Looking for the filming location of In Bruges

Bruges has always been well-known for its lovely canals and medieval feel, however the film “In Bruges” with Colin Farrel and Brendan Gleeson has certainly helped to place it again on the map. Most of the locations are iconic corners of the city, and if you want any assist here you can discover a information to fifteen of the locations.


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