Bruges: A Must When Visiting Belgium + Photo Inspiration

Bruges Belgium
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. 

 

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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:

Bruges Belgium

Bruges

Beer wall

Mmmmm beer!!

Frites In Belgium

Belgian fries of course!

Belgian Waffle Gauffre

Gauffre or better known as a Belgian waffle

Belgian Chocolate

Oh, those cheeky Belgians!

Church in Bruges

 Inside the Church of Our Lady

Bruges Belgium

Grote Mrkt in Bruges and the Belfry

Belfry

The Belfry at night

Bruges - Christmas Markets

At the Christmas Market

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