Bruges is the second city most visited in Belgium, after Brussels. Just 1h20 from Brussels and 40min from Ghent. 2 Days in Bruges are enough to spend a good time and don’t miss anything. Famous for its chocolate and its canals, all seasoned with a warm and very romantic atmosphere as you will not find great temperatures.
HOW TO GET THERE:
The best way to get to Bruges is by train, comfortable and easy, from Brussels Airport there is a train every hour and a half that will take you to your destination (€ 22 single ticket), an option is to take a train that will bring to Brussels city center, and then change to Bruges, the price is the same.
If you already are in Belgium: departing from Ghent (price is 6.50€ one way, 30min) or Amberes (price is 15.50€ one way, 1h10min). Or from Paris (price is 36€ one way, 3h).
WHERE TO SLEEP:
In my case I was staying at the Hostel Lybeer, centrally located and easy to find, just 10min walk from the station. I recommend it especially in the case of traveling alone or with friends, for the community lounge and the activities that they organize, but I do not recommend it for a romantic journey, even if you are a young couple.
2 DAYS IN BRUGES:
Getting around Belgium is very easy and low-cost. If you spend 2 days in Bruges is easier discover the city walking, you can see everything, although I found it right to spend at least one night in this beautiful city, it’s worth it.
- Market Square (photo)
- Ezelpoort (photo)
- Windmills (photo)
- Provincial Court
- Basilica of the Holy Blood
FREE TOURS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
- Walking Tour
- Chocolate and Beer Tour
- Bruges Pub Crawl
- Sightseeing Bus Tour
- History, Chocolate & Beer Tour
- Free Tour of Bruges at Night
- Free Food Tour
- Free Tour at Day
WHERE TO EAT:
- Bierbrasserie Cambrinus *** Centric and easy to book
- Choco Jungle Bar ***** Do not miss it!
- Pro Deo *** Go early or book
- ‘t Gezelleke *** Ask for the suggestions of the day
- Gingerbread Bagels *** A good brunch
For any suggestions or doubts please ask me, Guys… Are going to visit Bruges at Christmas time?