Top 10 Things to do in BRUGES, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

Who says you need to Break a bank for a Day trip or Weekend Getaway?

I embarked on a Coach day trip to Bruges for £42 and it was a fantastic experience.

We went via the Ferry through  the English Channel. I had a great time on the Ferry from Dover to Calais before we continued the Road trip to our final destination in BRUGES.

Getting to Bruges is easy. All you need do is fly in or catch a train to Brussels and take the one hour connection to Bruges from the central train station. Also if you prefer the Eurostar then your ticket entitles you to FREE onward travel to anywhere in Belgium! Returns from London go for a little as €65 so check it out.

 

1. Take a Horse Carriage Tour:

 

 

 

The Horse carriage tour is not  the cheapest tour option of the Historic town, however I enjoyed every bit of it alongside my little Princess.

The tour guide took us through historic buildings and landmarks while giving narratives on them as well.

The gorgeous architecture that is everywhere in Bruges makes it appear to be a fairy tale city, with some dating as far as the 17th and 18th centuries; so much so that it is even protected by UNESCO.
The buildings are exquisite and are completed in a mixture of Gothic, neo-Gothic and Flemish styles which make them so wonderfully appealing.
 2. Market Square:

 

 

 

This is the main square in Bruges, at the very heart of the city and it’s incredibly pretty. The cobbled square is lined with beautiful historical buildings including the 12th century Belfry and the Provincial Court.

3. Visit the History museum:
The history museum is in the Market square and is a great place for both adults and children. There’s an interactive section which transports you back to the middle ages in Bruges and you can learn all about the history of the city in a creative and visual way. The view of Market square from the balcony is gorgeous too…
4. Climb the Belfort tower:

The Belfort Tower, or Belfry, is a gorgeous medieval bell tower at the heart of the city centre. It is one of Bruges most famous symbols and dominates the skyline of the city. If you’re feeling brave you can climb the 366 narrow, winding steps to the top of the tower to enjoy panoramic views across the city towards the sea. It’s definitely worth it for views like this…

 

5. Visit the Beer Museum:

Even if you’re not a beer lover (like myself!) a visit to Bruges Beer Museum is a must. The interactive tour teaches you all about the history of brewing beer in Belgium and how it has evolved over the years. There’s even a funky bar at the end of the tour where you can enjoy some of the best beers Belgium has to offer.

6. Enjoy moules-frites

A lot of people think that the tradition of eating moules-frites (mussels and chips) originated in France however, it’s actually a Belgian dish. Pretty much everywhere you go in Bruges there will be moules-frites on the menu so if you’re a big fan of mussels you’ll be right at home.

7. Take a Canal Boat Tour:

Canal boat tours are a fantastic way to see the city from another perspective and they’re very reasonably priced too (€8 Adults and €4 Children 4-12 years). Bruges is a fairytale city and looks even better when you’re admiring it from its canals whilst learning about some of the history from the captain of the boat. If you’re visiting in winter then boat tours only run on weekends but during the summer they operate everyday.

8. Eat ALL the Chocolate you can:

You’re  not going to go all the way to Belgium and not feast on Belgian chocolates are you? Bruges is absolutely filled with chocolate shops so it would be rude not to sample some chocolates from a few of them.
I tried a few and bought some as well.
9. Try Waffles:
If you’re going to Belgium then of course you want to try some authentic Belgian waffles. In the name of research I tried lots of different waffles in Bruges. There are  so many toppings to choose from that it can be pretty hard to come to a decision.
10. Try a Flemish stew:
Flemish stew is traditionally a beef stew (although you may also find rabbit stew on the menu in many places) that is part of the culinary heritage of Flanders. If you’re visiting Bruges in winter then it’s the perfect thing to heat you up on a cold day!
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