De Barge Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDe Barge Hotel Brugge
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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... didn't matter as it was as hot inside as out. The day was a real scorcher. Nice meal, nice people. Time for a siesta.
On our way back to our hotel for a rest, we stopped at a grocery store for a few supplies. Mac and Josie have been dying for Kinder eggs, which they've enjoyed many times before in Europe. These are small, hollow eggs that contain a toy inside. They don't sell these in the U.S. We asked at ...
... statues, old and new, a lovely side chapel, an interesting series of engraved plaques with thank you's to saints and God, and some fascinating old sides and ends of tombs with primitive paintings. There was also a guest book, with entries in many languages. Our favorite was from a child--see photos.
After our time here, we crossed the street to an old hospital/hospice, which is now the Memling Museum. Many old artifacts from the hospital were there, as well as old ...
... view of Bruges and her surroundings.The Belfry ..built in the 1300s also helped put Bruges on the tourism map by featuring in the crime/ comedy movie " In Bruges" starring Colin Farrell,Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson..the movie shows many parts of Bruges at its best! Unfortunately we renege on the 366 steps to the top as the misty rain/ low cloud has made visibility poor.. It has made the canal views magical ...
... the only Michelangelo sculpture north of the alps), and I learnt that they just used sand under the tiled floors of old churches! Then it was the church of the holy blood, where they have a relic which presumably contains the blood of Jesus Christ. This raised some interesting thoughts for me about the difference between the literal and the figurative, and how Christ's blood was given for all who believe, yet what does an actual sample of it (assuming that's what it is) actually ...
... looks more like a warehouse wall before discovering a wall of Belgium beer. You can also spend some time criss crossing over the canals when you know where the numerous bridges are.
One of the shops I came across is The Bottle Shop. They stock over 500 Belgian beers with different glassware for each of them. You pretty much have to see it to believe it, and shoppers beware, you will want to buy them all and take them home. ...