The Travel Book – Bruges, Belgium

Whilst I have been to today’s location, it was only for half a day on a cruise, so, my experiences, whilst full, are also not enough to give a detailed opinion on the city but I will do my best. However, before that let’s take a look at the facts.

Bruges is a city in Belgium that is in the Flemish Region of the province of West Flanders. Over time, the area has been called a variety of names including Burggas, Brvccia, Bricge, Brugensis and Brugis jus. The city thrives of medieval architecture and is one of the best preserved ones in Europe. The centre of Bruge has been classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

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Bruges is known for many different tourist attractions across the city that tourists flock to annually. This includes The Archaeological Museum,  The Belfort, Boudewijn Seapark, Bourgogne des Flandres and Brugs Biermuseum just to name a few. The city is home to many festivals as well, including the Bruges Beer Festival where there is over 400 beers from 80 breweries in the city to try.

When we went on a cruise to Norway, our last stop got cancelled because there was a strike on in the country so we got diverted to Bruges – so it came as a surprise that we were visiting the city. From what I remember of the city, it was like stepping back in time and walking through history. I remember that there was water throughout that was very pretty and there was a lot of markets. I remember it being a very photographic place and if I had more time then half a day I know there would of been lots to see.

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