Bruges Basics

Bruges Basics, Brugge, Belgium (B)

If you are like me you probably have little background knowledge of Bruges, I honestly knew nothing about this place until we began planning our trip. If you are interested in visiting Bruges or just learning more about this mysterious little town I have put together a short informational guide based on our trip last month.

Bruges (or Brugge in Dutch) is the capital of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium.

A canal based city, Bruges is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” It is about an hour drive from the more popular city of Brussels and only thirty minutes from the Netherlands. You can get to Bruges by train, car or flying into Brussels. Once you are in the historic centre of Bruges you can easily get around on foot or bike.

If you are planning on staying in Bruges (it can also be done as a day trip) make sure your accommodation is within the city walls, in the historic city centre. That is where all of the tourist attractions, shops, markets etc. are and once you are in there you can walk everywhere you need to be. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bruges Basics
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Courtney Alkek
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • De Drie Koningen
  • Belfry
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • Beer Museum
  • La Trattoria
  • Olive Tree
  • Restaurant Bistro De Shilder
  • Gingerbread Tea Room
  • Tea-room De Proverie