Bruges: A Must When Visiting Belgium + Photo Inspiration
Are you planning to visit Belgium? Add Bruges to your itinerary!
While I post a lot about Asia because I spent over a year travelling there, I did spend 4 months of my round the world trip in Europe. One place I didn’t have prior plans to visit but was fond of is Bruges. My original plans were to spend a few days in Brussels but changed my mind. Many friends and travellers recommended Bruges and Ghent to me. After having a not that great afternoon in Brussels, I jumped on a train and booked a few nights in Bruges.
Bruges is located in northwestern Belgium. The trains from Brussels leave the Brussels-Zuid/Brussels-Midi Station every half hour and if you are arriving from Paris, it is over 3 hours by train. When I took the train there, it was full. My carriage was standing room only the entire ride.
Bruges is very walkable so if you have a backpack it is easy to walk to and from the train station. My rolling suitcase on the cobblestones would have been a pain plus it was late at night, so I took a taxi. When I was leaving, the bus stop to the train station was just around the corner from my hostel. Going back to the station I knew where I was going and it was daylight so taking public transportation was fine.
While I was in Bruges I befriended a couple of students from Asia in my hostel room. They were studying abroad in Spain and had a reading break. For 2 days we explored together, went to the Christmas market, visited a few museums, and ate a lot.
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Here are some photos from my visit:
Belgian fries of course!
Gauffre or better known as a Belgian waffle
Oh, those cheeky Belgians!
Inside the Church of Our Lady
Grote Mrkt in Bruges and the Belfry
The Belfry at night
At the Christmas Market