Bruges Holidays 2014-2015

Canals in Bruges, Belgium

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Bask in Bruges

The incredibly popular Bruges boasts the status of a huge tourist attraction for a number of very good reasons. Majestic monuments, wonderful waterways, picturesque parks and brilliant bars are just some of the attractions that make Bruges holidays irresistible.

A perfect introduction to Belgium should start with a trip to Bruges, as the city presents a holistic depiction of the European country. The culture of the locals coupled with the landmarks, inclusive of serene lakes, makes for an alluring combination perfect for a sense of escapism. However the many tourists visiting in the summer results in a hustle and bustle reminiscent of city life, but never detracts from the awe of Bruges’ beauty.

The Modern Charm of an Ancient City

To really capture a sense of what Bruges holidays are all about, a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Centre of Bruges, will present a well-rounded view of the city’s past among striking gothic buildings and charismatic narrow alleyways. Admire the waterways from one of the canal-side cafés while you enjoy your morning cake and coffee, or visit one of the many museums in the area for an informative family trip.

If you fancy a change of scenery on holidays in Bruges, trips to Brussels are frequent and will have you embracing the capital of Belgium in no time, with daytrips to Ghent also on the agenda, situated only an hour away. If you’re residing in Bruges for the long haul there won’t be a shortage of things to do whether you’re with the family or in search of excitement with friends. A visit to the Grote Markt will present the opportunity to try the local cuisine, with Frites and Belgian Waffles on the menu. Visit Minnewater Lake if you’re after something more peaceful or a summer stroll among the serene verdant surroundings where you can feed the ducks and swans.

Take advantage of Bruges by exploring what the rest of Belgium has to offer. Pay a visit to nearby Antwerp to marvel at the architecture that rivals that of Bruges, such as the Cathedral of Our Lady, Central Station and Museum aan de Stroom. The nightlife on holidays to Bruges may not be as eventful as its neighbour Netherlands, but the city does have a wealth of vintage looking bars serving great local wine and beer. If you are inclined to exerting energy when the sun goes down, a drive to Amsterdam would only set you back an hour and a half - a small price to pay for a visit to one of Europe’s leading clubbing destinations.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: French, Dutch, German, Flemish
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Brussels Charleroi
Flight time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Walking in Bruges

One of the most appealing attractions on a holiday to Bruges, is also perhaps the simplest. This city boasts a great many picturesque waterways and winding alleys, many of which are based on the original medieval street plan, making it a great destination to explore on foot!

Couples Restaurants

If you’re looking for a venue for a romantic meal out, then you’ll be spoilt for choice! No matter whether your tastes lean towards continental haute cuisine, or perhaps something a little more familiar – you’re sure to find it on offer, at one of Bruges’s many stylish and intimate restaurants.

Couples Attractions

When it comes to passing your time in Bruges, then you’ll find this city is rich in entertainments. Just some of the attractions on offer include historic churches and monuments, medieval architecture, galleries, museums and theatres. Or if you prefer, you’ll also find a great selection of modern amenities on offer – including some superb shopping centres.

Couples Hotels

For the perfect romantic break, what better place to stay than at a luxurious full service hotel? The city centre is the best place to look for such properties, and there are plenty to choose from – including a number of comfortable spa hotels, where you’ll be able to indulge yourself in a range of spa treatments!