Travel Blogs from Brugge
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... the town of Bergen Op Zoom (although we aren't actually going there I just love that name so had to include it here). We are traveling through sun drenched fields and tiny villages again--everything is so beautiful! Next we went through another tunnel called the Vlake tunnel which goes under a canal. We finally arrived home about 9:27 p.m. Of course the sun is still shining as we are so far north the sun does not set until about 11 p.m. All we can say is we had another marvelous day!
... and memorials. Oh, and a humongously large theme park... which seemed to us to be maybe a little out of keeping.
Zonnebeke holds the Paschendale Memorial Museum, which was so well organised and well thought out. Something like 500,000 soldiers died over the course of just 100 days all for the gain of a measly 5 miles.
The Museum included all kinds of artefacts: uniforms, weaponry, field hospital surgical instruments... there were interesting ...
... deep in to Bruges heart.
Fully fuelled, I set off early in search of Bruges’ wonders. With the Jerusalem Church a small stones throw from my hostel, it seemed as fitting as anywhere to begin my journey back to the Middle Ages. Built in the 15th century by an overly keen merchant, desperate to seal his place in heaven (why go to church when you can build your own?) it was eerily mysterious and as my lone footsteps echoed through the dark ...
... and we're back in the main square, Market Square, and decide to take the horse and buggy where my hubby then remembers most of what we did last visit. At the end of our buggy ride, we ask where is the best place to get mussels as the thing to eat here are mussels and frites or fries. He points us to Simon Stevin square and we find Poules Moules or Chicken Mussels and have our dinner.
There must be 40 mussels in the pot that hubby gets to ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Waalsestraat 40 Brugge
Other places to stay in Brugge
Oude Burg 5, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Great location - good value for money.
- Perfect location
Boeveriestraat 2, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Nice hotel and a positive experience.
- Perfect location
Katelijnestraat 65B, Brugge | 2 star hotelfrom $131
- Graded this a B+, but it worked for what I needed
- Bog standard stay
- Good value for money
Handboogstraat 1, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Katelijnestraat 65A, Brugge | 2 star hotelfrom $104
Burg 10, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $172
- Nothing special
- Excellent Location - If You Can Find It
- The Best
Chartreuseweg 20, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $82
St-Jakobsstraat 41, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $167
- Be careful - it's not all as rosey as it may seem!
- Great, Great, Great
- It really was the best!
Potterierei 15, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $141
- Nice and quite, not too far from the town
- Nice hotel
- Nice hotel Little bit like Venice
Hoefijzerlaan 37, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Cordoeaniersstraat 16 - 18, Brugge | 2 star hotelfrom $124
Schouwvegersstraat 11, Brugge | 2 star hotelfrom $95
Genthof 4a, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $137
Oude Burg 14, Brugge | 2 star hotelfrom $108
Dijver 7, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $164
- Quaint Hotel with Great Location
- Perfect honeymoon!
- Beyond Excellence
Wijngaardstraat 7-9, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Great Hotel
- Well situated friendly modern hotel
- A marvellous hotel
22, Naaldenstraat, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $166
- Absolutely wonderful
- Fantastic Comfortable Hotel
- Nice Easter weekend at the Hotel Aragon
Korte Zilverstraat 3a, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $157
- Simple but nice Hotel
- Best stay at Bestwestern Premier Acacia
- 20% discount for early booking, you can't get better
Langestraat 38, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Very sterile
- Must stay at the Flanders!
- Pleasant stay
Hallestraat 4, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $101
T Zand 15, Brugge | 2 star hotelfrom $128
Joseph Wautersstraat 61, Brugge | 1 star hotelfrom $92
Kuiperstraat 18, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $99
- An Overrated and Unfortunate Relic
- April 2004 at the Memling
- Hans Memling, Perfect choice in Brugge
Vrijdagmarkt 5, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $170
Hoogstraat 20, Brugge | 4 star hotelfrom $181
- Wonderful hotel
- Feel like a local
- Okay but certainly not 4 Star
Katelijnestraat 40, Brugge | 3 star hotelfrom $128