Romantic Bruges: 5 activities to fall in love with the city
Blog written by Elisa & Lucia – Italy – Travelers - looking for unusual places
Candlelight gourmet dinner
Bruges is full of restaurants and little places with gourmet cuisine and for all tastes. In recent years, the number of Michelin-starred chefs has also increased, featuring cutting-edge gastronomy in unique and exclusive locations. Like Hertog Jan, a Michelin-starred restaurant with authentic cuisine and exclusively local produce (chef Gert De Mangeleer personally cultivates ingredients in his vegetable garden). Or Le Chef et moi , where the peaceful atmosphere, the candles and the natural intimacy of the place, make it a perfect location for a dinner with two.
‘t Pandreitje has a lovely inner courtyard and a menu ranging from classic and refined dishes to suggestions revisited by the chef personally. All based on fresh and high quality ingredients.
The bill might be fairly high, but we're sure you will not be disappointed.
A boat trip on the canals
Obviously, the city is even more impressive from the water. So why not indulge in a romantic boat trip? The picturesque houses, bridges, lights and colors that are reflected on the surface will be the perfect frame for your photos. A necessary post on every social.
There are several embarkation points where you can buy a ticket for your mini cruise. The queue can be fairly long, considering that each boat has a capacity of a thirty visitors.
A bike ride along the windmills
When temperatures are mild and winter is still far away, there is nothing more beautiful than discovering Bruges by bicycle. When walking through the picturesque streets of the city, you really feel like entering a Flemish picture: windmills, tree-lined streets and waterways, which will be the backdrop of your romantic bicycle ride.
Shopping and Chocolate
Shopping in Bruges can be a pleasant and exciting experience. The shopping area in the center is situated between Zuidzandstraat and Steenstraat, but you will find plenty of boutiques and typical shops scattered around the city. Bruges, among other things, is famous for its lace. In the district of the Breidelstraat you can buy tablecloths, pillows and clothing.
But chocolate is the flagship product of Bruges, the real attraction, the sweetest reminder of your romantic stay. The city is full of chocolate boutiques. The best? It is up to you to choose it. Among the most famous, Leonidas, which offers more than 100 types of artisan chocolates, The Chocolate Line, where pralines, truffles and tablets are real art and The Old Chocolate House, with its renowned hot chocolate.
Ballet performance at Concertgebouw
Do you want to spend a special musical evening ? Or maybe watch a classical dance show? Famous throughout the world for its perfect acoustics, the Concertgebouw in Bruges has a rich and varied program of festivals, dance, music and live performanceswith productions and musicians from all over the world.
It is also possible to book a guided tour to visit the building, to go backstage and, for fans, to attend music workshops.
Are you ready to fall in love with (and in) Bruges?