De Barge Hotel
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The day was dedicated to wandering around the city to see the windmills, the churches, the canals, and the townscape generally. It was a long but very pleasant day.
Belgium is also small. The route from Maastricht to Bruges is straightforward motorway driving again. Another small detour took in the mediaeval town of Meeuwen for a rest break and a look at the rather splendid central square.
The roads seem to get worse the closer one gets to Bruges, so the journey gets slower and one wonders if it is …
After three days in Brussels, we took the short train ride to Bruges. The culture there was a little different from Brussels; the people of Brussels speak French and eat lots of croissants, while Bruges speaks Flemish (a dialect of dutch) and has a more Germanic culture. Bruges is an amazingly well-preserved Medieval town; it has so many quaint …
... history of how Belgium came about from the original states of Flanders and Wallonia is really interesting. Also interesting was the colonial history of Belgium in Africa and Leopold’s exploits for rubber, including his terrible mistreatment of Congolese people. Belgians also love cartoons and we saw a lot of wall murals of Tintin (the most famous Belgian comic character) and others.
We also spent 2 days in the tiny Medieval town of ...
... since they were paid for anyway. Booked for 3 nights too so had a free stay :) thought it might be a good idea not to bother Lisa too much. So that was it. Tour over. Really glad I did it. Met some awesome people that I will keep in contact with but still wish I had started it from the beginning so that I got to know everyone a lot easier. Now it was time to enjoy London for a bit before Oktoberfest and then it's karate in Canada, Russia and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Room clean and comfortable, if a bit small - but it is a boat
Location is on the edge of the city, but just a 15 minute walk to the centre
Easy to find by car and has parking
Breakfast is adequate
Dinner expensive for the quality
Staff quite friendly and helpful
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