“Everyone should see Bruges before they die.” (a line borrowed from the movie In Bruges)
Have a look and you will see why. Even on cloudy and rainy days in Bruges is an attractive city in Belgium.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page ©Rhonda Albom 2012
Travel Tips for Bruges Belgium:
- We have heard that Belgium’s best Chocolate Museum is in Bruges, although we didn’t visit as we had just been a chocolate museum in Brussels.
- If you are happy staying a bit out of town (40-minute walk or about a 10-15 minute drive), we liked the Brugotel on the outskirts of the city. It was a reasonably priced three-star accommodation with decent sized rooms, clean, friendly and had free parking.
- A tip from our hotel staff – If you are a native English speaker, don’t eat at any of the restaurants in the Grote Market (main square). Apparently, a portion of the wait staff salary is 11% of the customer bill, therefore it is common local knowledge that they “supersize” orders of anyone with American or British accents. So if you order a drink, they will bring you a large, etc. We saw it with French Fries – we ordered a small and twice he repeated back “medium”.
I remember a small, pretty bridge over a lovely river with a stone building, water wheel and lots of Virginia Creeper in autumn shades. This looks familiar but it was more than 20 years ago! I remember really enjoying the Belgian beer, even though I don’t drink beer as a rule and the chocolate!!!
The chocolate was amazing! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….