Old Flanders Hotel

Address: Jozef II Straat 49, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium | Hotel
 
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A Visit to Bruges

A travel blog entry by miss.chris on Jun 25, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... when he was young. Now they go once every 4 years I believe. The castle is a large building that contains a chapel on one end and the residence on the other end. http://www.kasteelvanloppem.be/infoen.h tml

On the grounds, near the entry, is a labyrinth with paths separated by hedges. The point of the labyrinth is to get to the center where there is a tree with benches to rest, ...

In Bruges

A travel blog entry by talesofaboy on Nov 11, 2013

57 photos

... below, I rented a bicycle and headed out for some much needed fresh air. Having explored much of the inner hub, I ventured slowly to the boarder of the city’s walls and began the 7.2km ride around Vesten. The large canal ran parallel all the way around, broken only occasionally by the old city ramparts used in a bygone era to protect the city and its inhabitants. I was treated to the refreshing sight of those far more healthier and fitter than I utilising ...

Bicycles and Bruges

A travel blog entry by roamingfree on Jul 09, 2013

8 comments, 9 photos

... in the 16th century, their channel to the sea gradually silted up and they lost their dominance. The population of 200,000 shrunk back to 50,000. However these folk were very forward thinking. Right back as far as the mid to late 1800's, they looked to tourism. Bruges, in fact, was the world's first tourist destination, mainly appealing to the very wealthy Brits and French. Nowadays, Bruge gets 2 million tourists a year. ...

Bruges and Brussels: The End of the Road

A travel blog entry by pmytkowi on May 03, 2013

1 comment, 12 photos

... its powerful place, painters like Jan Van Eyck flourished here and the rich built opulent homes. Interestingly, the Dutch considered it bad form to show off wealth through ostentatious building, but the Flemish in Bruges added as much gilt and statuary as they could. The town hall, with its sparking white stone fašade, is decorated like an ornate wedding cake and gilded up, down, all around with gold statutes and ornaments. The seat of rule for over 700 years, the building is ...

"In Bruges"

A travel blog entry by ritawritatravel on Feb 29, 2012

2 comments, 13 photos

... A short walk away is the Markt where we would recognize from the film. Unfortunately the Belfry is undergoing renovations until the end of March, so I couldn't go up. The 366 steps would have been a good challenge with a great view on top. The Markt itselt doesn't seem to busy in terms of attractions. It's surrounded by a number of eateries, but as the day was still young, more wandering was in order beyond.

While Bruges still looks medieval ...