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TravelPod Member ReviewsOlympia Hotel Brugge
great hotel for our last stop on our europe tour.. freindly host.. bar open (only until 10.45) clean rooms.
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Hello everyone, a little behind (read that as a week plus) but I'm getting there. Happy reading. Monday 7th and on the way to Bruges,we sidetracked to an amazing project called Delta Works. This is a massive chain of flood protection structures that were constructed after the occurrence of the North Sea flood of 1953. The flood led to nearly 2,000 fatalities and flooded nine percent of the farmland in the Netherlands. The project comprised of laying 13 dams, including ...
... have never been identified and the inscription on their tombstone reads simply: "Known unto God"
Having cycled for the past two weeks through areas that were ravaged by both World Wars and ourselves now having a better understanding of this period in our history it was very special to have had the opportunity to attend The Last Post Ceremony.
Bruges is the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium. The city centre Markt features ...
... a drunken sailor.
It was a lovely day (cue TORRENTIAL RAIN). We meander about and see the main sights before have a few drinks in the hostel bar and wandering the streets. When we hit the main square we stumble across a light and dramatic classical music show in the grand square.
The following day we stop at Ghent on the way to Brugge. Of course we get food and more beers and linger over a long ...
... just around the corner for dinner.
We followed Arne's directions and sure enough, Tom's Diner was in the middle of a residential street, and one we would have never found without his guidance. It was quite a scene, and there was room only at the bar, which ended up being the best seat in the house! We had a great dinner of baked sole (me) and mussels (ken) before wandering back to our cozy hotel.
... mortified when I told him it was not nice and rushed out and returned with a complimentary dessert.
Shouldn't have charged me for the meal IMO but this is one of those things where I don't know the rules over here so you just put up with it and slam them on Trip Advisor. Also they don't often come and ask you how your meal is going over here - just at the end which to me is poor service and a waste of time after the event. ...