Royal Astrid Hotel
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... Many people of the tour announced that it was their favourite cathedral so far. One of the most notable things about this cathedral is the art work on the walls. There is a Rubens which is stunning, and the painting we were there to see 'The adoration of the mystic lamb' by Jan van Eyck. If you haven't seen Monuments Men I really recommend it. Apparently during WWI Germany had taken art work from the ...
... you to continue wading through the increasing stacks of burnt red autumn leaves that fall like snow from the huge trees above. As the sunlight pierced through the rushing clouds, bringing a new lease of life to the monumental towers that pierce the skyline, even the carnival of African drummers partying away in my head began to recede, if only fleetingly.
I had planned to visit the belfry on my last day, as the Saturday queues had been so long I ...
... line of shrub edged cafes and restaurants that lined the whole of one side. Horse and carts trotted off taking tourists on a town tour and cyclists dodged in and out of people milling around and soaking up the atmosphere. From the belfry, we went and sat in the Burg, another square, this time dominated by the large Gothic Hall.
And you cannot visit Bruges without taking a canal trip because it truly is the best way ...
... These above door guardians or decorations are often humorous (check the model of the nun in the window above a restaurant in an area known for the religious women who still dwell there) or religious - many are dedicated to Ave Maria as Mary is the patron saint of Bruges.
We escape the crowds one afternoon and take a lazy boat ride along a canal dug by Napoleon’s troops, to the small village of Damme, where bicyclists clatter along the cobblestones. We find ...
... on the In Bruges walking tour. I actually covered most of the same sights earlier, but the guide provided an entertaining history as well as tips for cheap eats and discount offers. Coming from a Native New Yorker turned local, this is one interesting tour to help get your bearings. It currently only runs in the afternoons though, so if you have time in the morning, you might want to check out beyond the town centre and perhaps even a canal ride.