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Review of Station Brugge

Station Brugge
Ranked #1 of 6 Transportation in Bruges
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

A great clean train station with loads of platforms and places to grab a coffee on the go.
There are loads of notice boards to tell you what train to get on.
Not much else to do here :)

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The station was clean and organised, but constructions outside made my exit more challenging. If you find a flat path amongst the cobblestones, dragging luggage to your accommodation is not too bad, subject to how far you are comfortable to walk

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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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