The medieval Flanders city of Bruges not only has a beautiful face, but is also very cultural. You may have heard it described as Venice of the North, or Belgium’s answer to Amsterdam.
Canal in Bruges with Belfry in the background
Canal in Bruges with Belfry in the background (c) pixabay / hansiline
Bruges is a pleasant place to visit and, fortunately, English is spoken along with their Dutch. At the heart of the city is the quaintly rocky main square, Markt or Grote Markt.
The square is used as an open air market for more than eight hundred years until 1983 and is also a place where demonstrators can be heard and where proclamations are held. These days the market square with its restaurants and bars, framed by the impressive Flemish building, remains equally attractive to modern visitors.
The best display
View of Bruges from Belfry
View of Bruges from Belfry (c) Donarreiskoffer
One of the landmarks is Belfry. The energetic can run 366 steps from the Belfort Tower to enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the eyes of birds. (Entries £ 1.60 per adult). After taking a breath after the excursion, get ready to be immediately taken back by the amazing Flemish architecture that encloses the neighboring square of Burg.
A place to see
The light that shines from the square is the 15th-century Gothic Hall of the Stadhuis, City Hall. The beautiful stone looks as smooth as lace and its grandeur continues inside with majestic …