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... one of his ministers in front of him. A little while later the people of Bruges wanted to build a fools house (psych hosptial) but to do this they required permission from Maximilian. So they decided to through a big party with lots of beer to convince him to allow this building. When they asked Maximilian he relied (something along these lines), “Just close the city gates. Bruges is one big fools’ house!”. This ...
... World Heritage-listed historic centre is one of the best-preserved mediaeval cities in Europe, but it is easy to get a little lost: secret gardens and quiet, picturesque spots are waiting to be discovered across the city.
The other recurring theme is eating. We have been having the most amazing meals here and have not held ourselves back. Personally, I have been loading up on the mussels and we're all loving the frites (there's actually ...
In the 15th century, Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy, set up court in Bruges, as well as Brussels and Lille, attracting a number of artists, bankers, and other prominent personalities from all over Europe.
... in last night, so we had company for breakfast. They are a nice young couple and we could compare life in both countries. They were very well spoken and we had a delightful time. So off we go again to visit the center of Brugges.
This time the Cathedral was open, so in we go. These churches are much more simple in their decoration, but are still expansive in their size. This Cathedral had some beautiful stained glass and side altars as well. The unique thing ...
... the 366 steps up the 290-foot bell tower in the Markt square. The staircase was winding, narrow and packed with tourists trying to make their way both up and down (in a confined space that often barely allowed for one person). This was definitely not for claustrophobes. We were rewarded with 360 degree views of Bruges, even seeing old-fashioned windmills off in the distance. Because you can never be too thorough, we felt it was necessary to sample a few more Belgian chocolates. Today ...