Just a short hop from the capital city of Belgium, Brussels, Bruges is an idyllic fairytale city full to the brim with places to discover. A medieval city, Bruges has retained a large portion of its old world charm and beauty. The architecture is enthralling and the people warm and friendly. If you love chocolate and good food, then welcome to Belgium!
There’s more to Belgium than just chocolate. If you enjoy history then visiting the historic cities of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp are a must when you come to Belgium. Experience the diverse landscape and regional variances (in landscape, beer and cuisine) as you move from North to South. The elevated hills and woods of the South give way to the level exquisite countryside in the South.
The city of Bruges is full of history and you do not need to go into a museum to experience it. It’s all around you, in the buildings and the narrow cobbled lanes. Bruges is welcoming in the summer, with the throng of tourists as they come to enjoy the sights and the good food. It is inviting even in the winter months too, when the cold and wintry days attempt but fail to chock life out of this gracious city. Getting to Bruges is easy with strong transport links to Brussels only an hour away on the train. The train station is 1.5 kilometers away from the city centre and train service to and from Brussels runs every half hour.
There are many activities to enjoy in Bruges and they include:
- A visit to Our Lady Church to enjoy one of Michelangelo’s great works
- A punt on the canals to enjoy the city by boat
- A quiet cup of hot chocolate in the Market Square or the Town Hall Square
- Trip to the chocolate museum (oh yes there is) to learn about the history of the lovely stuff
There is just so much to do in Bruges you will definitely need more than just a day trip. The city is even more beautiful at night when the floodlights come on and you wouldn’t want to miss any of this will you?
As lover of history there is no other place for you to stay but the magnificent Flanders Hotel Brugge. Situated right in the city centre, it is ideal for a short city break. It’s terraces afford a unique view of the city and you can always take a dip in the heated swimming pool after a day’s sightseeing. The rooms are comfortable and trendy, decorated in a contemporary style.
With lots of restaurants close to the hotel serving different local and international cuisine, and of course all varieties of chocolate for pudding, the hotel offers a modern bar to relax in. There is a fair amount of history to the Flanders Hotel Brugge. It stands on the foundations of a late 19th Century Dominican Monastery. The hospitality and customer care is next to none and the hundreds of glowing reviews are testament to the fact. Bruges, the city for chocoholics welcomes you and the Flanders Hotel Brugge offers you a princely bed to lay your weary head. Whether you are here on business or you are making a great escape from your hectic life, Bruges will not disappoint. Where are you off to on your next adventure?
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