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The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe and its enduring Gothic architecture. The Belgian city center is cited as a great...more
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Bruges 8000, Belgium
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All reviews beautiful city cobbled streets every corner small city christmas market waffles walk around the main square day trip on foot horse and carriage boat tour ice rink canal trip bell tower fries architecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful city. Only small, which is a blessing. Unspoilt, not cheap but worth it. Recommended hiring a bike as this is best way to get around the city. Very light traffic in the city centre with all roads having designated cycle lanes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bruges is as pretty as a picture and the center is no different. Easy to get to but this can be said of Bruges in general. Take time and go early. Avoid sundays as the Churchs are closed for services.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PatrickD3471
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Brugge to see the Christmas market and were only there for a day. However we thought the city was lovely but the market spoilt the centre for us. VERY poor market with few stalls mainly selling food, drink and the usual cheapy clothing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous place! So busy with visitors this time of year! The food, beers and chocolates were worth a delayed coach and ferry ride! Spent 4 hours just walking around seeing the sights! Maybe more beers next time :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank damolition
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll be brought back to Medieval times. Quaint, cozy and fun. We took the City Bus Tour...best way to see the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Discover783266
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to Bruges once before and found it charming. This time however the Christmas markets were on which was disappointing. I come from Bath where the Christmas market is pretty high end. I almost felt embarrassed walking around looking at the ‘tat’ on sale....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Markets were underwhelming to say the least. There are only two small markets in 2 locations with very little to see or worth buying. There wasn't a great Christmas atmosphere. They didn't even play any Christmas music in the square. Just pop chart music....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MandyR87
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pitoresque and wasn't overcrowded. After seeing the film "In Bruges", which I highly recommend, I had a great overview. Don't be allergic to beer or chocolate!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Honky_Richard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brugge is a beautiful town. You can spend a few hours wandering around just admiring the architecture. No need for maps. You can wander down any backstreet and still find beautiful buildings and bridges. It is even more beautiful in the dark . And there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CLTScot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very nice Christmas market with a lot of souvenir shops, Christmas decoration, clothes and many more... you also find very nice food shops around there that serve local dishes and more. There is also an ice rink there. Very nice!

Date of experience: December 2018
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17 September 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
We have recently done a similar tour with Azamara and you need to factor in a minimum one hour travelling to and from Ostende where your ship is most likely to be berthed. There is, however, plenty of interesting attractions... More
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25 May 2018|
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Response from Lincoln_PETE7904 | Reviewed this property |
You need to go Brussels South station (the same one as the Euro train). There are usually about 2 trains an hour but none of them are directly to Bruges. We took the Ostend train traveling to Bruges and the Brussels train... More
29 March 2018|
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Response from professional09 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the late reply. The hotel is Hotel De Castillion.