Grand Hotel Belle Vue
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Ostend, Belguim was a quick 2 night stopover on our way to Amsterdam.
It had a huge beach and a large esplanade with some cool orange art features.
It was empty of people and would be one of those places that come alive in summer.
We did a day trip to the nearby gorgeous city of Bruges.
This is a cool city centred around a couple of big plazas, lots of canals and pretty photo
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... streets near our hotel, found a restaurant that looked pretty good and went in. We sat down, had a proper look around and realised that it was one that was on the square and we'd just come in the side entrance. Oh well. Food was good - I had Flemish beef stew and Les had rabbit. A bit expensive but tasted good!
So, things to do. Well, I was determined to be a tourist and do all those touristy things that we don't usually ...
... The farmhouse was built in 1658 and all the food was produced at the farm. There are not enough superlatives for Brugge, it's very picturesque, has genuine medieval buildings, canals, bridges, chocolate, lace and beer! Something for everyone. We did all the tourist things and walked our feet off taking many photo's of windmills, cranes, churches and bears. We climbed the belfry as in the movie, some 300+ steps and ...
... very detailed sculptures everywhere.
We of course then went into chocolate shops and did some more shopping before heading back to the hostel to get ready of the night. After getting ready and resting a little, we went to get some food at a place called Friterie 1900 where EVERYTHING was deep fried. I kid you not.. even my cheeseburger was deep fried! After this meal we had to walk around a little before heading to the bar called ...