Venice of the North, medieval fairytale, an outstanding example of brick Gothic, one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, city that will capture your heart. These and many other epithets are used to describe the uniqueness of Bruges – a small medieval city in the western part of the country.
If you choose Bruges as your day trip destination, you will find yourself in a true fairytale town. Small, lovely houses and courtyards, charming and vibrant Grote Markt square with a majestic Belfry in the corner, tasty Belgian waffles and beer, peaceful parks and squares. What is more, Bruges is often named no. 1 place to visit in Belgium. So, I believe, this is a strong argument for Bruges to become a strong leader for you to choose.
Distance from Brussels: 100 kilometers
Don’t miss: Basilica of Holy Blood, Grote Markt Square, Church of Our Lady and its backyard (!!), Minnewaterpark, Begijnhof Abbey and its courtyard.
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