Bruges in 4 Hours

Bruges in 4 Hours, Brugge, Belgium (B)

My first impression of Bruges was…well, let me explain. I visited the city on a whim, and after stepping off the train from Paris, gauche and droit were suddenly replaced by links and rechts – all the signs were now in Flemish, a Dutch dialect that’s spoken in northern Belgium. I guess I missed that part in the guidebook?

My second impression of Bruges was absolute delight. Once the initial “we’re not in Kansas Paris anymore” feeling wore off, I snapped a photo of the map in the train station and headed out to explore this storybook city.

Located just about an hour north of Brussels by train, Bruges has all the ingredients of a fairytale-like setting: cobblestone streets, adorable shops and canals that run throughout this “Venice of the North.” Oh, and the chocolate isn’t half bad either. So whether you’re visiting for an extended period or decide to make Bruges a daytrip from Paris like I did, here’s a sample itinerary of some of my favorite highlights. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bruges in 4 Hours
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jessica Trumble
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Market Square
  • Sint-Janshuismolen
  • Dumon
  • Het Hof van Rembrandt
  • De Halve Mann
  • Minnewaterpark