Bruges (Belgium) Reviews
Description:City: Bruges / Country: Belgium / World Region: Europe / "Bruges (Brugge) is also known as "the Venice of the ... more
Bruges (Belgium) ... North" is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Northern Europe. Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact. There are many beautiful medieval buildings, including the Church of Our Lady, whose brick spire - at 122m - makes it one of the world's highest brick towers/buildings. Bruges is also famous for its 13th-century Belfry, housing a municipal Carillon comprising 47 bells. The city still employs a full-time bell ringer, Aimé Lombaért, who puts on regular free concerts. Other famous buildings in Bruges include the Beguinage, the Heilig Bloed Basiliek (the Basilica of the Holy Blood), the modern Concert Building (Concertgebouw) and the Old St-John's Hospital. The historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Bruges also has a very fine collection of medieval and early modern art, including the world-famous collection of Flemish Primitives. Various masters, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck, lived and worked in Bruges."
Newest Review: ... any cars, Bruges does not have traffic lights, road markings or road signs, and maybe this is because its main traffic supply is Horse and Carriage. From the minute you wake up until the minute you got to sleep you can hear the hooves of the horses clocking against the cobbles, it is just like stepping back in time. I knew the moment we got there we would for sure be taking a ride through ... more
Customer Bruges (Belgium) Reviews (28)
by - written on 23/06/13, updated on 23/06/13 (Very useful, 59 readings)
It was coming up to Valentine's day and we decided to visit Bruges, we booked the P&0 mini cruise plus an extra night which gave us two days and one night in Bruges. We booked the mini cruise while it was on two for one so it cost us the bargain price of £99 for both of us return! You can also reach Bruges via Plane (Brussels, and then get the train from there) or even by eurostar but I feel that the P&O mini cruise are the best value for money with transfers from the ferry port direct to Bruges centre. We booked one of the more expensive hotels in Bruges and that was probably the best decision we have ever made. The hotel was called the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/03/12 (Very useful, 93 readings)
Bruges was never a place high on my list of 'places to visit'. I had never seen the film In Bruges and had no interest in seeing it. I don't drink beer and quite frankly, Belgium sounded a bit sterile. I had heard a few people rave about how beautiful Bruges was but I like being kept busy with things to do and look at and it sounded to me like beauty was all it had in its favour. Not for me, I thought to myself. My boyfriend, however, had other ideas. He loves Medieval history and the idea of visiting a Medieval city really appealed to him. He also loves beer, especially Belgian beer and I'm sure that had something to do with his interest in visiting! He convinced me ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/11/09 (Very useful, 258 readings)
In September me and my girlfriend spent our one year anniversary together in one place I've always wanted to visit after seeing In Bruges (I guess everyone does after seeing it), we decided to go to Belgium since we had never been before (in my case I had never been abroad before), it was fairly cheapish, students can't afford alot you know, and it looked stunning and beautiful with numerous cities all within an easy train journey of each other. We decided to stay in Brugge, it was probably my decision what with wanting to stay out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the capital and wanting to stay for a few days in a relaxed and beautiful atmostphere. We ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/11/09 (Very useful, 399 readings)
Since I am just back from my 4th visit to Bruges, you would think I had loads to say about the place, but I probably don't. Don't tend to do long and informative reviews on here, but here goes. So why so many times to Bruges? Am not really sure. I guess it all started about 6 years ago when a Ferry crossing opened up in the town of Rosyth. This is about 12 miles away from where we live. I had heard of the Hull to Zeebrugge crossing, well this was the Rosyth to Zeebrugge. A handy way for us up in Scotland to experience a Ferry Crossing over the North Sea. The original Boat was called the Superfast, which lasted about 3 years. A lovely large Ferry Boat however ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/07/09 (Very useful, 73 readings)
Bruges ~Where is it?~ Bruges is in the province of West Flanders in Belgium, Europe. It is fondly known as 'The Venice of the North' due to the large number of canals. The best way to get there from the UK is by ferry, but don't go directly, it costs significantly more, a ferry to Calais will set up back about 30 pounds each way, a ferry from Hull to Zebrugge will cost you at least 100 pounds each way, but a ferry from Dover to Dunkirk (closer to Bruges than Calais) will cost 19 pounds each way at the lowest price. Dunkirk to Bruges will take about 52 minutes by car, saving about half an hour from Calais. Just don't get lost like I did, we ... Read the complete review
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