Hotel Albert II
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... the day and watch the people walk by.
As the sun started to set, we found our way to the Market centre and got on a horse drawn cart. Our driver was funny in his accent (think Mr Bean speaking English with a Dutch accent) and explanations as he took us on a 30 minute tour around town. It was quite a charming and romantic experience - not as tacky as it may sound! Although the ...
... drizzling then so we didn’t go too far and chose a little restaurant where we had an OK ish meal. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at a little window where I spotted some lovely hand made silver jewellery. Looks like a visit there the next day was on the cards!
We had a free drink in the hotel bar and enjoyed our night in a big bed with crisp sheets, a private toilet and best of all……..a ...
... Bruges was in the depths of winter, and a better winter wonderland you will struggle to find. This time the weather was warm and the place was heaving with tourists. It was quite a contrast compared with our last visit but immensely enjoyable nonetheless. The most notable differences were the canals that circle the town, on our last visit they were devoid of any activity and all were magnificently peaceful and tranquil. This time ...
... I’m not ready to give it the highest accolade, but it is amazing and with most of the buildings sporting dates from the 1600s, it is a marvel. The gold is blinding and the decorative, huge statutes that look down on the square draw the eye upward. Right outside the square, we come across Brussels’s smallest well known attraction: the Manneken-Pis, a 2 foot high water fountain statute of a little naked boy enjoying his public urination. The statue is kind of a symbol ...
... is a stunning place to visit with a lot of medieval charm. The sound of horses and carts pulling tourists down the cobbled streets adds to the old-world atmosphere. If you can ignore the hordes of tourist shops, there really is a great deal to see. We went on a free walking tour for about 3 hours and learnt so much about the city, the buildings and the best spots for eating and drinking it really opened our eyes to what a unique place it is!
It was a nice wind down to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed