Hotel Ter Yde
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... which makes them seem too sweet. We walked through the meat market, with the popular Ganda hams hung from the rafters to dry (they are dried for about 3 months).
We arrived at the cathedral square where we could see the 3 towers. On the square was a chocolatier where we were given a demonstration of how fine hand-made chocolates are produced. He made some buttercream-filled dark chocolates and some hand dipped milk chocolate marzipan. The keys to making the chocolates were ...
... The day was a bit cooler than the previous day but the sun was out.
We explored the Old Town by day. It was enchanting. The kids loved looking in the beautiful windows of the candy and chocolate shops.
We walked through the cathedral - so old, so beautiful.
We had three more things to tick off from our list of things to eat - Belgium fries (morning tea), Belgium beer (Clint's lunch) and Belgium Hot Chocolate (dessert at lunch). ...
... and entered Stadhuis, to see if the museum was open, or closed because of the wedding. We walked around some of the shops, bought lace and postcards, and returned to the center. In front of Stadhuis, there was a '65 Mustang waiting to pick up the newly married couple.
We got a quick lunch, then headed back to the hotel. Anita, my grandpa's secretary from when he worked in Brugge, came to pick us up. With her, we drove to where ...
... more then back to room for a short nap. Few hours later we took a walk to dinner. Yelp recommended Breydel de Coninck . We shared a cheese croquette that was so yummy . Glass of wine, Cristi had scampi with a delicious saffron cream sauce, I had the mussels. Evidentially they are not in season, so they are small. They tasted fine" needed salt. Back to room for a good nights ...
Today we continued to explore the beautiful city of Brugge & started the day by climbing up the belfry. The climb to the top of the belfry is 366 steps up a very narrow, winding spiral staircase. The bells chimes on every hour but every quarter of an hour, something very special happens. There is a giant music box at the top of the tower which turns itself & plays a tune that rings out all through the town, kind of like the music box you find in a snow globe. I ...
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Albert I-Laan 141, Oostduinkerke | 3 star hotelfrom $141