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bridge Miniature Bruges is famous for its unique historic buildings, but observation of architecture landmarks is not the only possible pastime. Actually, there are many ways for travellers to enjoy a non-standard vacation in the city. There are some interesting places and entertainments that are not well-known to the majority of travellers, so you have a chance to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Bruges and make your friends jealous afterwards.
Boating on the canals of the city remains one of the most favorite pastimes for both visitors and locals. During such ride you will be able not only enjoy the beautiful scenery, but also … Open
Guests of Bruges have an opportunity to make a true act of tourist bravery and go up to the top of the guardian tower and look at the city from a height of 107 meters. Travellers, who want to reach such an amazing observation deck, should be prepared to go up a very steep ladder with as many as 366 steps. However, the reward – a breath-taking view of the city – is worth the effort.
If steep climbs are not your cup of tea and you prefer unhurried walks instead, it will be fun to find the narrowest street in the city! The street has quite an unusual name - Blinde Ezelstraat or the street of a blind donkey. It is better to come to this area in the morning as closer to noon it’s always crowded with tourists and it’s getting quite complicated to walk on this street, leave alone making interesting photographs. Copyright
1. Weather in Bruges is quite changeable and cold. Even in summer the temperature rarely rises above +21°C. Tourists are recommended to take some warm clothes with them and make long … Open
One more way to have an exciting morning is to make a boat ride on canals. This romantic activity will be liked not only by romantic couples, but also by people who are fond of historic buildings. It is possible to see some historic and architectural landmarks of Bruges in their full splendor only from the waterside. Morning is the best time for such a boat ride as streets are not yet full of other travellers.
idyll Rides on canals of the city are quite a popular and sought after activity, but not everyone knows that it’s possible to explore old streets and landmarks in horse carts. Beautiful carts with well-groomed horses can be seen in many central squares of Bruges, including Grote Markt, and travellers are welcome to rent them. As this is quite an expensive entertainment, experienced travellers recommend making such a ride with three or four other people in order to save.
There are many interesting and peculiar hotels in Bruges. They will be certainly liked by travelers who want to organize a truly unforgettable vacation. Located not far away from the Market … Open
If during your visit to Belgium you want to attend one of old breweries, head to De Halve maan . This brewery was opened yet in 1546, and it’s famous not only for rich history and magnificent beer, but also for interesting excursions that regularly take place there. During such a tour, visitors will learn how the beer is made and sample best sorts of the popular drink. In the end, visitors will be guided to the observation deck on the roof of the ancient brewery in order to admire the charming views of Bruges.
Bruges If romantic vacation was the primary purpose of visiting Bruges, don’t forget to visit Lake Minnevater also known as the Lake of Love. This is a true piece of serenity and calmness, and it’s simple to spend hours relaxing and admiring the surrounding nature. The lake is also famous for a large number of birds that live there. It’s even possible to hand feed majestic swans.
Quite a small, but absolutely charming B&B Lady Jane is located in a historic building. However, its design is very stylish and far from a classic. Each guestroom comes with original … Open
Chocolate and beer mugs remain the most popular souvenirs from Bruges. Travellers, who want to bring a more unusual gift, are recommended to visit the teapot shop. This shop is located near the central square on the street that leads to the old town. The unusual shop sells one-of-a-kind teapots that can hardly be seen anywhere else, for example, teapots that look like a car or a toilet bowl. Besides that, you will find rare types of tea and delicious Belgian chocolate there.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Brugge
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro Bruut' Brugge. Type - Modern French. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Florentijnen' Brugge. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Couvert' Brugge. Type - Traditional cuisine|Classic French. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Spinola' Brugge. Type - Modern French. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro Dukes' Brugge. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Brugge
♥   Castle 'Male Castle' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Loppem Castle' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Oostkerke Castle' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Wijnendale Castle' , 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Poeke Castle' , 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Brugge and around
♥   Art museum 'Old St John’s Hospital' Bruges, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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