De Barge Hotel
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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 …
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 …
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.
... just a few minutes from the apartment and got these huge sandwiches made on freshly baked bread. There was ham, emmantel cheese, mayo, tomato, lettuce and boiled eggs in the sandwich. It may not sound like much, but when the ingredients are all freshly made and put together, add beautiful baguette style bread and you have one beautiful sandwich. I can't get over how good the food is in Belgium, I know I keep writing about it, but honestly.... The food ...
... tours so it is quite touristy. That being said things are definitely cheaper here than in Brussels. Food, drinks and souvenirs are all slightly cheaper which is excellent!
Anyway strolling and shopping is pretty much all we did other than watch the Olympics! GO AUSTRALIA!!! (And if Australia isn't doing well, team GB!!!)
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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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