The Petite Adventures Guide to Bruges, Belgium

The Petite Adventures Guide to Bruges, Belgium, Brugge, Belgium (B)

When planning our recent trip through Belgium and the Netherlands one of the towns we knew we couldn’t miss was Bruges. Located in the north-west of Belgium, in the province of West Flanders, Bruges is a charming and historic town that gained significant fame in the late-2000s thanks to the Colin Farrell film, In Bruges.

Although small (the historic centre covers approx.430 hectares), this charming Belgian town is quite cosmopolitan and bourgeois. As per Wikitravel: “it is one of the best preserved pre-motorised cities in Europe and offers the kind of charms rarely available elsewhere.”

Thanks to its famous canals, wooden houses and green surroundings, Bruges really is a perfect postcard, a fairy tale of a town.

Thanks to an incredibly cheap on a flight from Madrid, we found ourselves arriving in Belgium and the Brussels South airport located in Charleroi, which is about an hour outside the capital.

There are several options to get to Bruges from this airport (including taking public transportation, which requires a train change at Brussels-Midi) but we chose the more convenient route of taking the flibco bus right from the airport. It is slightly more expensive than taking the trains but for us the ease of just getting on one bus and sitting comfortably until we reached our destination was perfect. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Petite Adventures Guide to Bruges, Belgium
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kate Slean
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Brewery De Halve Maan
  • Grote Markt
  • Belfry Tower
  • Bierbrasserie Cambrinus
  • Floris Hotel Bruges