What to do in brugge

Sep 2nd, 2006, 10:50 PM
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What to do in brugge

I have heard so much about brugge, how beautiful it is and a must see, but what to do there, is there any must see sites or is it a city to walk around have lunch?
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:34 PM
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the medieval town is immaculatly preserved so you can enjoy yourself just by walking around and absorbing it in.it is a small picturesque town & has a number of well placed canals. in you want to include a flemish history and art lesson it has its museums as well.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:45 PM
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Brugge is a fairy tale city. We were there for four days and I could have stayed longer. It isn't Paris or London, but to us it is a very special place.

There are exellent restaurants, beautiful homes, the canal with the swans, a boat trip on the canal is a must do, as is visiting the lace school and watching the woman clickidy clicking a mile a minute, peeking into hidden gardens, straying off from the main square, walking, walking, walking and so many more, relaxing things to see and do.

Once the tour buses leave the crowded main square,in the late afternoon, the city seems practically empty. Off the beaten path, I found a wonderful little needpoint store with prices much lower than home, and wonderful merchandise. Other stores away from the main square, have wonderful things too.

We both really loved Brugge and hope to return soon. Maybe the 4500-5000 square foot lightening store, the largest in Western Europe, had something to do with us wanting to return We have never seen anything like it. DH and I were like two kids in a candy store marveling at their huge array of lamps and fixtures. We brought home a very special lamp for our bedroom.

Of course your mileage may vary if you are not a lighting store junkie

We were so busy that we kept putting off the canal trip. We finally 'crammed' it in just before we caught the train to Paris. Missing the canal trip would have been a shame. It was a hightlight of our stay.

Stay away from the lace in the tourist shops - it is made in Asia, not Brugge.

Also in the evening and on weekends, the ATM's near the main square, tend to be empty.

By all means - go to Brugge andgive it a couple of days to enchant you.

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Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:49 PM
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There are also numerous cultural activities - churches, climbing the 487 (?)- sorry but I forgot how many - steps up the tower, museums etc....

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Sep 3rd, 2006, 12:46 AM
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There are also several museums and I beleive a couple of breweries you can visit. There is the Beguinage (sp?) which is nice and peaceful to go and visit.

I was there a year ago and found it to be very relaxing, I think it's a great city to wind down after being in busier cities in Europe.

If you want to see some pictures from my trip, here's my website: http://lynnsview.com/Gallery/
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Sep 3rd, 2006, 03:23 AM
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You have to do a river boat trip and then there is The Chocolate Museum.
http://www.choco-story.be/map/en_sitemap.htm you must go in to one of the many teashops that also sell hot drinking choclate it is the best you have ever had. Then there is the beer so go and seek out some real Belgium ale . ther is lots to see look at this website.
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