Trip Report – Bruges, Belgium (Solo)

Bruges Belgium
April 2014

 

While Brussels was my home base I spent one day in Bruges and one in Ghent. I felt the day trip was appropriate while an overnight stay would be over doing it ….at least for me.

 

Bruges is about 60 miles from Brussels or about an hour on the train. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance for these trains. I boarded at the North Train Station in Brussels and arrived at the Brugge station. From the station I took a bus to the city center. The buses are located directly in front of the station.

 

Market Square - Bruges Belgium

Market Square – Bruges Belgium

Bruges is a very charming city. The city center is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO with beautiful medieval churches, canals, chocolate and lace shops. Bruges is known for its lace.

 

Bruges Belgium

Bruges Belgium

Bruges city center should be walked. Most places that you will want to visit are within walking distance but I would recommend mapping your route out so that its set in a logical order not to back track. Unfortunately there were no public activities during my visit but music  (Jazz)and food (Chocolate) festivals occur often and I can imagine its very lovely.

 

Bruges Belgium

Bruges Belgium

 

Bruges Belgium

Bruges Belgium

 

I was surprised at the number of stores here. Shopping is prime and plentiful so if that’s your thing make sure to leave time to browse. There are also plenty of places to dine, especially outdoors.

 

Bruges Belgium

Bruges Belgium

 

 

 

 

Bruges Belgium

Bruges Belgium

 

 

Initially I thought to visit Antwerp but I am glad I chose Bruges. Bruges was able to provide an experience that I can not experience in the US. I mean the buildings are older than the history of the US. It definitely has that ‘old world’ charm. It’s very easy to access on public transportation, charming, great food, safe and so much to see and do.

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