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“Three wonderful days in Bruges” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nova Scotia
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4 reviews
19 helpful votes
“Three wonderful days in Bruges”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2007

Bruges is a charming old city, the inner city is easily accessible on foot. The scenery is beautiful, the food is great (not cheap). Bruges has many attractions such as the Onze Lieve Vrouw Cathedral, canal tours, lace making demonstrations and of course the chocolate museum and the many chocolate shops.

John & Nancy Dekoe
Nova Scotia, Canada

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Peterborough
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12 reviews
15 helpful votes
“Eating”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2007

Just returned from a Belgium weekend where Brugge was on the visiting list.
The town I found had no real attraction apart from the architecture, if thats your thing - there is a lack of shops to visit or brouse, but if you are a chocolacholic, you're in!.
To many gift and lace shops which seem to dominate the whole place, this town has now lost its originality and is geared up just for the tourist - a great shame.
I would like to warn prospective visiters' DO NOT EAT OR DRINK IN THE MARKET SQUARES (there are two) YOU WILL BE CHARGED EXTORTIONATE PRICES - 5 euros for a cup of tea! - omelate from the bag! 12 euros 50!, and up to 7 euro or a small beer - other people in our party ran into the same problems.
Ghent, along with Ostende, is a better bet.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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29 reviews
55 helpful votes
“Cruise port tips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2006

We were on a cruise and stopped at Zeebruggee Belguim. We did not go onto Zeebruggee. We hoped a cab for about $15 and rode to Brugge. Took about 10-15 minutes. Great shopping. Unique stores. Nice attractions and archetecure. Walking around is easy and it is not a large area. They do have tour busses for about $10 or canal boats. From what we saw I would walk it or do the bus tour and not the canal tour. You would have plenty of time to do Zeebrugge or another attraction as well at this stop.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
25 helpful votes
“Wonderful historic city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2006

We visited friends in Brugge in June 2006 and had a wonderful tour of the historic district. It was well worth the train travel from Leiden, The Netherlands and is a perfect day trip. (Most go in summer for the beach, but city is not to be missed.) Photos tell the story.

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Washington, Virginia
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4 reviews
25 helpful votes
“the sweetest town in flanders”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2006

After repeated visits to Brugge, our latest stay there (from May 25 to June 1, 2006) confirmed all our best impressions of this lovely city. We lost ourselves in dreamlike sights while walking, in a boatride on the canals, and especially in a late-night ramble through the gloriously illuminated sites. This in spite of the dreadful weather, which was even colder and wetter than usual; by the way, the wind as well as the crowds make a raincoat far more practical than an umbrella! We were warmed by delicious food and hearty beers, by rich chocolates -- this must be the sweetest town in the world (make sure to visit the Cholcolate Museum)--, and above all by the kindness of the natives. One instance stands out: hanging out with us after a nice dinner at the intimate and classy Bistro Topaas, a member of our party remembered that he had left a baseball cap at the restaurant; when he returned to retrieve it, at a rather late hour, the owner of Topaas had already brought it back to the hotel! With his unique thoughtfulness he made this an even more memorable evening, after the superb cuisine of the chef, his wife, had left a lasting impression. This pleasant memory and many others are clouded by one deeply depressing and alarming thought. The pretty Minnewater Park is set to host the Cactus Festival, July 7-9, and we cannot understand how a raunchy rock festival can be staged in this small and vulnerable venue! We wonder how many visitors, out of millions, consider this event a plus for the most peaceful corner of Brugge? and what political (and other?) motives drive the city fathers to permit or even promote such an incongruity??



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