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Trip List by seolram

3 days of Brugge

20 Sep 2011  Birthdaytrip
3.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

History, culture, food and beer!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Bruges
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • 1. Bruges
    Bruges

    Day 1 Brugge is easy to reach by train and car. When in the city you really don't need to think about public transportation since everything is do-able on foot.

  • 2. Hotel Het Gheestelic Hof
    Hotel Het Gheestelic Hof, Bruges
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    Avg price: $162

    11:00 get an early start, arrive early and check in, you might not get in the actual room just yet, but you get to store your luggage anyway. This hotel has some promotions where you receive discountvouchers on several attractions.

  • 3. Historic Centre of Brugge
    Historic Centre of Brugge, Bruges

    11:45 Get a walkingtour at the Tourist information and just wander the streets.

    At the Marketplace, just beneath the Belfry you have to taste the belgian fries!

    You can visit 'Gruuthuse' now or at the end of your trip. From inside Gruuthuse you can look into the OLVchurch, so if the church is not open to the public, you can still catch a glimps.

    When it's open and there's no mass going on, pay a visit to the 'Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk' (church).

    At Mariastr.36a you will find Bruggemuseum-archeologie, the archaeology museum of the town, really interesting and it will put things in perspective when you see the rest of town.

  • 4. Bierbrasserie Cambrinus
    Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, Bruges

    14:00 Grab a nice speciality beer to catch your breath.(enough choice)

  • 5. The Old Chocolate House

    Get chocolates here or/and at Dumon and at Patisserie Baeyens.
    At 'The Bottle shop ' you can get all kinds of belgian beers to take home with you.

  • 6. Herberg Vlissinghe
    Herberg Vlissinghe, Bruges

    One of the oldest bars in town, a bit out of the citycentre but well wort a visit, like stepping back in time!
    Take the belgian beer 'Triple Karmeliet' in the original chrystal glass.

  • 7. Vineeto
    Vineeto, Bruges

    18:00 Lovely meal, good wines

  • 8. Staminee De Garre

    20:30 Fantastic place to drink their own speciality beer: Garre (and of course also Charles quint beer in original mugs)
    When the bolero plays, you know it's last order.
    Not easy to find this place, but worth the search!

  • 9. Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
    Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Bruges

    Day 2 Breakfast is served in the sisterhotel 'De Castillon' in the hot-house.

    10:00 First take a boattrip over the 'reien'.

    11:30 After that walk up to the Chocolate museum, very educational, and also tastings!
    After that you have to 'score' some Belgian fries!

  • 10. De Proeverie
    Tea-room De Proeverie, Bruges

    12:30 Or you can have tea and a roll or sweets/cakes at this lovely tearoom, bit English, nice and cozy

  • 11. De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery
    De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery, Bruges

    13:15 Fancy a beer yet? The tavern also has soups and sanwhiches. You get a beer after the tour, which is informative. With sunny weather there's a good terrace.

  • 12. Beguinage (Begijnhof)
    Beguinage (Begijnhof), Bruges

    14:30 The walk over is not too far and beguinage is quite big, the museum is small but interesting

  • 13. 't Brugs Beertje
    't Brugs Beertje, Bruges

    16:00 after walking a bit through the shopping area (of course buy Belgian chocolates, beer and waffles) it might be time for a drink again. All the beer choices you can imagine with nice sausages or cheese in a homy atmosphere

  • 14. Wijnbar Est
    Wijnbar Est, Bruges

    More of a wine-person? You can get your kicks at Est, lots of wines per glass, almost french style atmosphere

    For dinner there's a lot to choose from: want a Michelinstar kitchen? 'De Karmeliet' might be your place to be. Belgian cuisine in a historic ambiance? 't Huidevettershuis is an option. You can even have a medieval meal at the Vlamingstraat.

    Of course you can also have a hoteldeal, where you get to eat across the street from your hotel at 'Le Manoir de qutre saison' of sisterhotel 'De Castillon'

  • 15. Belfry (Belfort) and Market Halls (Hallen)
    Belfry (Belfort) and Market Halls (Hallen), Bruges

    Day 3
    10:00 after checking out at the hotel and leaving our luggage, we first climb the belfort. It's 83 meters high, 366 steps on the stairs, great view!

  • 16. Basilica of the Holy Blood (Heilige Bloed Basiliek)
    Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges

    11:30 gothic, dark but beautiful, especially the chapel. The staircase is amazing!!

  • 17. Palace of the Liberty of Bruges (Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije)
    Palace of the Liberty of Bruges (Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije), Bruges

    12:30 Impressive building from the 15th/16th century, Former courthouse of the city of Bruges, now there are archives of the city. Take the audiotour on entry, it gives a lot of information!

    When you're finished visiting the palace, just walk underneath the building back to 'ezelstraatje' for some fantastic photo-moments

  • 18. Restaurant Curiosa
    Restaurant Curiosa, Bruges

    13:30 Luncheon: Mussels (when they're in season) in a great ambiance!

  • 19. Gruuthuse Museum
    Gruuthuse Museum, Bruges

    14:30 before getting our luggage and returning to the trainstation, one last beautiful place to visit: this old city palace. art that comes to use from the 13th-19th century with a fascinating hall of arms. Take your time visiting and looking at the garden, the small bridges from inside, feel like Romeo and Juliette standing on the balcony, wonder wath the dishes must have tasted like while wandering through the old kitchen area (when yo are afraid you won't have enough time on this day, visit the Gruuthuse on your first day while walking the town).

    It's quite a lot to see in 3 days, so if you can manage to fins an extra day, everything can be seen in an easier, more relaxed pace.