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A night in Brussels and a night in Brugge?

A night in Brussels and a night in Brugge?

Jul 10th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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A night in Brussels and a night in Brugge?

We are definately staying over one night i Brussels, we know we love it there!
We have never been to Brugge or Ghent, is it worth trying to stay overnight in one of those places too?
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Jul 10th, 2005, 02:40 PM
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What did you love about Brussels?
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Jul 10th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Brugge is gorgeous...been thru Brussels several times but never stayed.
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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I loved the pedestrian walkways, the grand place, restaurant row. The greek food.
All the people.
It was a fun place to visit.
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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Degas..."The chocolate"
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:14 PM
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The male and female manican pis, the beer.
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:22 PM
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donnae_b, chocolate for sure.

Many people don't rate it highly. I'm glad you liked it and found time to enjoy the good things.
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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If you enjoyed chocolate and beer in Brussels, I promise you more of the same enjoyment in Brugge. I would definitely stay the night in Brugge, especially if you have never been!

Dumon has the best chocolates - small family chocolate shop that has the best I have ever eaten. There are plenty of great spots for a beer to enjoy, as well -- De Garre, Erasmus, and 't Brugse Beertje.

For a special dinner, enjoy a meal at Den Dyver. The food is fabulous, each course is paired with a different beer, and they very wonderful/friendly service.
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:31 PM
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Bruges and Ghent are both interesting and have a mystical, medieval quality but there is something even more transforming to Bruges by night - maybe it's the absence of tourists and the quietness that takes over the city, or the dimly lit streets ladened by a gentle evening dampness - but a night in Bruges will capture your heart and imagination.
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Jul 12th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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Just stay in Brugge...& skip Brussels. Or go to Oostende & spend a day at the beach.
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Jul 12th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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In May I had 2 nights in Belgium by myself before I had to meet my daughter in Amsterdam. I flew into Brussels and spent a few hours around the Grand Place and then I took the train to Bruge where I spent both nights. What a magical place, especially in the evening. This was the favorite stop on my whole trip and I am so glad I spent 2 nights there.
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Jul 12th, 2005, 09:39 PM
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Besides the pedestrian walkway, the grand place, restaurant row and the greek area, what else is there in Brussels? Did I miss something?
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Jul 13th, 2005, 03:04 PM
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Jul 13th, 2005, 11:13 PM
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Actually, Mike b12, yes you are missing something, quite a bit in fact. Briefly, the Sablon, the Louise shopping district, the Parc Woluwe, the Horta Museum, the Van Buren Museum, the EU quarter, the Parc Cinquantenaire and its museums, the Tervuren tram line, Place St. Catherine, the Horta auction house, not to mention the dozens of fine, moderately priced restaurants scattered throughout(MUCH better than the tourist traps restaurants near the GP). And that's just for starters....
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Aug 16th, 2005, 02:53 PM
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I have not been to Ghent but have been to Brugge and it is definitely worth an overnight or more. It is one of the nicest towns in Europe. Stay at a small hotel or B&B inside the walls. It's a great place to walk or bike....some hotels provide bikes. Do not cut your time short in Brugge....the next place won't be as nice.
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Aug 16th, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Loved Bruges, loved the Adornes Hotel
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