De Barge Hotel
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Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... The stare was just too much – but I wasn’t sure whether he was a soup dog or a pasta dog.
One of the things that I most wanted to see was the Madonna and Child that was carved in Carrara marble by Michelangelo Buonarotti in 1504 that was housed in Our Lady’s Church. Originally it was intended for an altar in Sienna but it was stolen by the German’s during the war ...
... climbed 366 stairs to the top and up there is a panoramic view of the city. The view as beautiful but it is probably even better when the weather is nicer. After that we walked around town stopping in some chocolate shops and there was a market going on in the markt square with food and clothing stands. Then we headed Baca to the hostel to warm up before dinner. For dinner we ate at a very fancy restaurant and the food was delicious. After dinner we went back to the hostel ...
... Matt had a beer since we are in the world famous beer country). It was the perfect night cap (no worries about the caffeine, I'm too tired for it to keep me up).
Bruges is so easy to be a tourist in. Easy to talk to people, good signage, lovely atmosphere, great smells everywhere (chocolate, waffles, beer, and fries), cheaper than everywhere else we've been, and super cool shops. We visited the street markets and bought a small painting from a vendor that we chatted with for ...
... but one isn't. Along with an old castle, the Gravensteen. We ate dinner at Amadeus- all you can eat ribs, hell yes. Along with the all you can eat potatoes with CURRY BUTTER. Who CREATED this masterpiece?! And WHY has it not made it back to America?!! UGH. Chris still can't stop talking about those potatoes. They were effing amazing. After dinner we headed over to a bar called Waterhouse by the ...
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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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.