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New rules to climb the Bruges Belfry

Bruges' hundreds of monuments are impressive, unique and steady. They've been in the spotlight for centuries and make Bruges one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Even the 83 meter high Belfry dating from 1240 is holding out well, although it takes some effort to enjoy the spectacular views of the city …

 

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Almshouse complexes, peaceful places in the city

Unesco world heritage Monuments and architecture

Many tourists are struck by the beautiful small white or yellow almshouses all over the historic centre of Bruges. They are not unique for Bruges, some other cities in Flanders, Holland (de hofjes) and Germany also have almshouses.

A weekend in Bruges

Monuments and architecture

With its canals and its typically mediaeval architecture, Bruges is a truly delightful city, and an excellent destination for a change of scene, less than 3 hours from Paris by train. We spent a weekend there at the end of October. It was a chance to get away from the crowds, without having to worry about cold weather.

In Bruges – A Medieval City and Much More

Unesco world heritage Monuments and architecture

It’s an easy enough journey – a couple of hours to Brussels on the Eurostar and then an hour by train (there’s one every twenty minutes or so) to Bruges. And, once in the City, it’s somewhere you can easily explore on foot.

Discover the green side of Bruges on foot or by bike!

Unesco world heritage Canals

In and around Bruges, quite a few green areas are waiting to be discovered, an ideal option to get away from the humdrum of the town centre for a bit.

Travel to Bruges

Unesco world heritage Handmade

You cannot know a city properly until you have worn out a pair of shoes visiting it.

Is Bruges a bit more than just some old buildings?

Monuments and architecture

My first thought after arriving in Bruges was definitely this one: “the topic of modern architecture is not typical for Bruges. But is it really so?”