Hotel Old Corner

Address: Koninklijke Baan 25, De Haan, West Flanders, 8420, Belgium | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from De Haan

So long Paris..it's Bruges's time to shine!

A travel blog entry by mauza on Nov 26, 2014

17 photos

... wealthy trading city.. But alas after 100s of years of ups & downs it became the poorest city in Belgium by the 1800s. Fast forward to the 20th century.. Tourism and Bruges medieval heritage has created a new source of wealth for this "Venice of the North".
Many locals forgo the car for push bikes to traverse the city, bike tours are also popular for the tourist.. We explore the city by foot.. Each street taking us ...

Bruges, Belgium, 15-19 Sept 2014

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on Sep 20, 2014

1 comment, 35 photos

... 1291, they take in procession each year on Ascension Day; and Brugse Vrije which dates from the 16th century and was the old Civil Registry.

  • The Bonifacius Bridge where druids used to gather. There are crosses nearby which were taken from church steeples during WWI to disorient enemy pilots – and have never been replaced.
  • The Beguinage, founded in 1245, is now occupied by Benedictine ...

  • In Brugge

    A travel blog entry by maja_and_jon on Apr 16, 2014

    1 comment, 11 photos

    We arrived in Brugge in the afternoon and had the whole evening to explore the inner city. Since everything here closes at five, there was not much to do but enjoy our walk and find a restaurant. We found a great spot and had a fantastic meal - Jon had a local specialty, beef stew cooked in dark beer, and, Maja another specialty, mussels. Jon says she ate all the mussels in Brugge. They were garlic... The next morning we started our day with a ...

    Day 10 - In Bruges

    A travel blog entry by tadtravels on Aug 11, 2013

    76 photos

    ... of a venerated phial said to contain a cloth with blood of Jesus
    Christ, brought to the city by Thierry of Alsace after the 12th century Second
    Crusade. Each year there is a reenactment in the city of a woman wiping
    the blood from Jesus’s face as he stumbled carrying the cross. Being it
    was Sunday, a mass was in progress so there was limited access to the Basilica.

    After the Basilica we bought
    tickets for a short 30 minute boat ...

    Chocolate heaven and minor mayonnaise disasters

    A travel blog entry by londonpenguin on May 04, 2013

    3 comments, 8 photos

    ... to see a Michelangelo statue north of the Alps. Napoleon took a fancy to it and spirited it away. It made its way back, only to be stolen by Goering during the war. In 1945, an American GI found the statue in a salt mine in Austria. Eisenhower made sure it was returned to Bruges, and that is why the people of Bruges all like Ike. Danielle said she still has her "I like Ike" pin.


    After the church we went to the Memling Museum, housed in an old hospital ...

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