Guide to Eurostar Breaks in Bruges
What to do and see in the City of Bruges
Bruges is located in Western Flanders, on the North coast of Belgium and should be on everyones shortlist as a place to visit in Europe.We will now look at what this amazing city has to offer. Travel to Brussels by Eurostar and then get the train right into the heart of Bruges.
Choosing a hotel in Bruges can be hard because there are so many to choose from. The 4 star ratings are a good indicator of quality but if you want something a little more special then you should go to a luxury 5 star hotel.
Even 3 star hotels have a high standard in Bruges and are popular with families looking for short breaks.
A quick overview of Bruges
Lets look at what Bruges has to offer in the way of sights and places to go.
It has a rich and diverse range of attractions to suit every sort of tourist. There is no wonder why Bruges is so popular as a destination.Those seeking a short break, weekend break or a relaxing or romantic break are sure to find a suitable hotel and itinerary in beautiful Bruges.
It has a rich and diverse range of attractions to suit every sort of tourist. There is no wonder why Bruges is so popular as a destination. Those seeking a short break, weekend break or a relaxing or romantic break are sure to find a suitable hotel and itinerary in beautiful Bruges.
You can literally spend hours wondering around the charming cobbled streets and the Flemish architecture. We strongly recommend that you go to the Market Square as this reflects the heart of the city.
Things to do in Bruges
So what is there to do in Bruges
The canals are describes as the arteries of the city and offer an alternative means of transportation around the city. The beautiful canals and stunning boats that use them add to the magical ambiance of Bruges.There are plenty of points of architectural interest around Bruges with many buildings dating back to Medieval times. Bruges has been describes as a photographers paradise with plenty of opportunities to take impressive pictures.
No visit to bruges would be complete until you have sampled the wonderful local hand made chocolates. There are chocolatiers practically on every street around Bruges all offering tempting treats and delights.
Lovers of fine art and culture will enjoy the many museums and galleries. Some museums specialize in medieval exhibits and art with others dedicated to more contemporary and modern art. There are also a surprising number of theatres and concert halls in and around Bruges.
There are plenty of restaurants bars and clubs to visit with some specializing in seafoods, haute cuisine and of course there are plenty of locally produced fine wines to sample as well.
Festivals and events
At certain times of the year there are various festivals with music, cultural and food themes so be sure to check the events in Bruges and enjoy some of the colorful and culturally diverse festivals.Plan your trip to Bruges carefully, Eurostar is a quick means to travel into France and then Bruges is a relatively short train journey away from Brussels. We recommend that you research your itinerary in advance and decide on a plan of attack, it would be a shame to miss any of this culturally rich Flemish City.
Cinema Novo Film Festival
Red Rock Rally – Rock concert
Bruges Triple Days- fun and music
Benenwerk – Bruges Ballroom Dance Festival
Bruges Canal Festival
Bruges Christmas Market
November – December 2013
New Year’s Day Carillon