Bruges' reputation might seem impossible to live up to, but this enchanting Belgian city will far surpass any review. Taken from the pages of a fairy tale, its nickname as the Venice of the North hints at its architectural wonders, winding canals, and cultural heritage. You could spend a lifetime in Bruges and rediscover its charm with each glowing sunset, so start planning your Bruges vacation today to maximize your time in this world treasure. Any city whose whole town center is a UNESCO world heritage site can't be missed.
Are you in the mood for Michelangelo? How about some of the finest beer Europe has to offer? Bruges offers both, and within the same hour, if you so desire. If you can manage to peel yourself away from admiring the stunning architecture that graces the streets of Bruges (the iconic Belfort can't be missed!) and make it inside the buildings, Bruges is home to world-class art museums and theaters. In particular, the Groeningemuseum is home to some of the most famous works by Flemish artists in the world. For a break from the bustle of the city, take a picnic to Minnewater, also known as the Lake of Love, and soak in the beauty of Bruges' medieval architecture with a loved one and a bottle of wine. Hint: Bruges rental cars will expedite your sightseeing and give you more freedom in your travels.
With such a long and intricate history, it's no wonder Bruges is home to several fascinating events throughout the year. The Meifoor, an annual spring festival, dates back centuries and brings the city to life just in time for spring. The mesmerizing Procession of the Holy Blood, which is traditionally held on the fortieth day of Easter, is a can't-miss for the religious and respectfully curious alike.
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The great thing about travel is that you rarely need to look for new experiences — they're right there in front of you! So unpack your case, take a breath and prepare to make some amazing new memories.
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