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Review of Station Brugge

Station Brugge
Ranked #1 of 6 Transportation in Bruges
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

It is more impressive from the outside and sits in a big square. Inside it is a working station but is clean and information is clear and easy to find for wherever you wish to travel.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It’s just a thirty minute train ride from Ghent to Bruges, through the usual farm land and small towns of Belgium. After a couple of weeks in-country it had started to lose its luster.

There were the usual cows and farm fields that reminded me of Maryland, where I reside.

Glass greenhouses sprouted from the fields bordering the train tracks because the weather is usually cold and wet and the Belgians strive for homegrown sustainability when it comes to their food.

And the nation that is synonymous with windmills has erected the modern version for energy production across the flat and windy countryside. There are long lines of them encircling almost every town.

And most of the sturdy houses have expansive dark solar panels. In some cases they take up the entire roof. It seems odd that a country where the sun rarely makes an extended appearance could be willing to invest so heavily in solar.

The whole country is essentially underwater so they pump the water to canals. We could learn a lot from the Belgians in this regard as climate change and sea level rise comes knocking on our doors.

The interior of the Bruges Train Station was quite attractive, with handsome frescoes lining the walls. The ticket office is on the first floor near the front doors. And they have ticket machines that take Belgian credit cards.

But the outside looked like big block institutional architecture from the fifties. It reminded me of many of the buildings in Moscow.

There were lots of folks from the Middle East dressed in black drapes and the place had the feel of a third world country.

The station is about two miles from the city center but their bus system is very easy to figure out because the numbers don’t really matter. They all run from from the central square (Markt) to the train station. So any bus we picked would take us to our destination. But in order to avoid a lot of stops along the way, we waited for an express bus It costs two euro per person, one way. You do not need to do a cab!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very regular connections to Brussels, Oostende, Gent and very close to the main historic center. All possible by foot!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The station is alright, neither bad nor good, neither intuitive nor counter-intuitive, but for first timers, it always takes some time to get used to it. So, folowing instrictions to reach information desk is not a big deal, but it is the staff at such places thta matter, they either make your day with their help, or they make it difficult for you, by not helping.

I asked for a map and the staff guided me to an end of a long corridor, and when I reached there, I did not see any map. I had already been to the corridor before and I had mentioned that I did not see any plan or map of the city. But she jerked her head, insisting it is there.

This was in contrast to Ghent, where the staff provided all the details in writing, yes, she wrote on a piece of paper, the specific train timings I requested.

Thank SB2003
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Close to the center of town and easily accessible on foot, the station is efficient but if you need information finding the right person ain't easy. Some signposting is in order.

Thank Bernard B
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