How to Spend a Weekend in Bruges

How to Spend a Weekend in Bruges, Brugge, Belgium (B)

We had already visited Brussels but was keen to visit Bruges and Ghent and our time in Bruges coincided with a weekend, what could be more fun. We were fans of Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate and of course their famous Belgian waffles and our Bruges weekend break needed to include all three. We also wanted to roam the medieval city and its cobblestoned streets and alleyways and stroll alongside the canals. Bruges is known as the Venice of the North.

Our Bruges hotel for the weekend was the centrally located Hotel ‘t Voermanshuys at Oude Burg 14. We could not have asked for a better location. Most of the major sites such as:

Latest guest review: “Nikos and his staff were very welcoming and keep the rooms neat and tidy. An excellent breakfast is served each morning. The hotel is ideally placed for exploring Bruges and is located less than a 5-minute walk from the main square. A very enjoyable stay.”

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Guide Name: How to Spend a Weekend in Bruges
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel ‘t Voermanshuys 
  • Groeninge Museum
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • the Church of Our Lady
  • the Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • the Beer Wall
  • Choco-Story Museum
  • De Halve Maan brewery
  • Burg Square
  • Market Square
  • Belfry
  • Gruuthuse Palace
  • Beguinage
  • Lake of Love
  • Smallest Street
  • Bridge of Love
  • Dijver
  • Rosary Quay
  • Fish Market
  • The Lace Centre
  • Friet Museum
  • Beer Museum
  • Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery
  • ‘t Brugs Beertje
  • Cafe De Kuppe
  • ‘T Zand
  • De Halve Maan Brewery
  • Maison Le Dragon (Dragon Hotel Bruges)