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October 2016

Bruges goes classic

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Canals and cobblestones make medieval Bruges the Venice of the North. Here you can find great cuisine, nice architecture and contemporary and medieval art. The medieval splendour of Bruges makes it a popular destination for many a culture vulture as well as those just looking for a great city break in a fascinating town.

Coming months Bruges becomes even more colourfull because many shops took the challenge to do a transformation into “Classic shop”.

Visit the shops who will attend.

Leeloo (St-jakobsstraat 19, 8000 Brugge)
Meire (Geldmuntstraat 6, 8000 Brugge)
In Fine (Hoogstraat 38, 8000 Brugge)
Lingerie Anais (Langestraat 10, 8000 Brugge)
De Kobbe Tweedehands kledij (Langestraat 12, 8000 Brugge)
Shoerecrafting (Langestraat 13, 8000 Brugge)
Living Stone Shop (Langestraat 22, 8000 Brugge)
De Leeuwenbrug (Langestraat 63, 8000 Brugge)
Den Elder Collectior Shop (Langestraat 84, 8000 Brugge)
No nonsens Foodbar (Langestraat 81, 8000 Brugge)
Sue Ryder Tweedehands kedij/boeken (Langestraat 181/185, 8000 Brugge)
Original Shoes (Noordzandstraat 15, 8000 Brugge)
Shoenen Danneels (Gistelsesteenweg 12, 8200 Brugge)
Boekhandel De Reyghere bvba (Markt 12, 8000 Brugge)
IB Lichtateljee (Torhoutse Steenweg 45, 8200 Brugge)
Diamanthuis (Katelijnestraat 43, 8000 Brugge)
De Schacht (Katelijnestraat 49, 8000 Brugge)

Biennale Kortrijk 13-24 october: the must-see design event near Bruges

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From 14 octob the leading biennial design event with a unique hybrid mix of commerce and culture takes places in Kortrijk.

The must-see design event since 68 with a hybrid mix of commerce and culture.

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25th Silver Edition
14-23 October 2016
Kortrijk, Belgium


A festive 25th edition programme

40.000 m2 of contemporary design in the halls of Kortrijk Xpo

Programme

Opening hours


Kortrijk Xpo Doorniksesteenweg 216, 8500 Kortrijk 

Professional day

14 October 2016
Open from 10 am – 9 pm

Public days

15 – 23 October 2016
Open daily from 10 am – 6 pm

Kortrijk City : New City Hub in and around the Texture museum Noordstraat 28, 8500 Kortrijk
Open daily from 12 am – 9 pm

The city is within easy reach of mayor European capitals: Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and London.

 

Venue

The exhibition Biennale 2016 Interieur takes place in the exhibition halls of Kortrijk Xpo but also around the Texture Museum in the city Kortrijk

 

Where to stay for the night?

Why not combine Bruges and Kortrijk and take the best of two worlds.

Make a reservation

Travel info

Kortrijk, once a well know textile city is a 35 minutes drive from Bruges or easy accesible via train (+ free shuttle)

About

The Courtray Biennale Interieur (Design Biënnale Interieur Kortrijk) is a major international design exhibition that takes place once every two years  in the Belgian city of Courtray (Kortrijk in Dutch). The first Biennale took place in 1968. The Biennale is organised by the Biennale Interieur npo. During the fair, producers and designers present their innovating interior products to a broad cultural, commercial and professional audience

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From luxury apartments to designer guesthouses in Bruges

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If you’re looking for where to stay in Bruges on your vacation or business trip, we’d like to suggest something different.

We’d like to offer you a bespoke experience, full of the very best that Bruges has to offer. We’d like you to be able to live on your own schedule, rather than the timetable of someone else, and we’d like you to feel at home right away (albeit a luxury version of home). Our White Rooms guesthouse apartments are ideally suited to the international traveller, whatever your reason for joining us in our beautiful city.

Our luxury self contained apartments allow you to live like a local, putting you in the center of Bruges, and within easy reach of everything from UNESCO heritage sites to conference facilities.

Bruges is ideally situated as a base from which to explore Europe. Trains from Brussels whisk travellers to London, Amsterdam and Paris, all in under two hours. With three trains an hour doing the 50 minute train journey between Bruges and Brussels, it’s a great opportunity to absorb some medieval history on your European adventure.

We can cater for a weekend city break, or a longer let of up to five months. All costs include utility and internet costs – something that can result in a 50% saving compared to a stay in a hotel in Bruges.

Where to stay in Bruges has never been clearer.

Here you’ll find a range of our favourite self-catered accommodations and serviced apartments:

Apartment Dijver (2 bedroom) – this is luxury loft living, Bruges style. It’s located only a few steps from Groenerei canal, which is lined with several 17th century houses.

Apartment Groeninghe (2 bedroom) – artfully combining contemporary and antique furnishings, the enormous open fireplace is the star attraction.

Apartment Odevaere (1 bedroom) – a building boasting a façade from 1800, and within 300 meters of Bruges’ famous market square.

Loft Katelijne (2 bedroom) – our newest conversion, guests love its proximity to all the best sites, and its superb styling.

Imagine being within reach of…

  • Basilica of the Holy Blood (200 m)
  • Belfry of Bruges (Belfort) and Market Halls (Hallen) (200 m)
  • Market Square(300 m)
  • Beguinage  (Begijnhof) (600 m)
  • Minnewater  Lake (800 m)
  • Town Hall (Stadhuis)
  • Engels Klooster (1 km)
  • Sint-Janshuismolen (1.2 km)
  • Bruges Concert Hall  (700m)
  • Bruges City Theatre  (500 m)
  • Groeningemuseum (200 m)
  • Arentshuis (200 m)
  • Gruuthuse Museum(200 m)
  • Dali Xpo Gallery (200 m)
  • Historium Bruges(200 m)
  • St John’s Hospital  with Memling (400 m)
  • Lumina Domestica (400 m)

From luxury apartments to designer guesthouses, there are plenty of self-catering options in Bruges or Ghent.

Choosing to stay in a Self-catered accommodation may be a great option if you are traveling in a group, since a single flat can host 3 to 4 people at a lower price than 3 to 4 hotel rooms. Self-catering options in Bruges usually includes a private kitchen  where you can make your own meals and  Self-catering is a good option for those on a budget.

Holiday apartments in Bruges or Ghent can be found for one  week or several weeks or months. Whether you are looking for short stay apartments, extended stay apartments or long stay apartments, you are sure to find something that fits your needs.

From cheap apartments  to luxury serviced apartments in Bruges.

 

This is a list of Airbnb style apartments in Bruges

In Bruges …Private room1589
2Bruges CenterEntire Place2468
3Brugge’s House of FriendsPrivate room1391
4Bruges center, room with en suite private bathroomPrivate room1369
5Brugge center, room with en suite private bathroomPrivate room1346
6Lovely house of the lock,Private room1338
7Bruges city center apartmentEntire Place2278
8Room in authentic step-gabled housePrivate room1272
9Jacuzzi Room@ULYSSES next to BRUGESPrivate room1269
1018th century Flemish townhousePrivate room1256
11Guesthouse Freren Fontein (1st fl.)Entire Place2251
12B&B De Vijf ZuilenPrivate room1246
13Cosy room for short term visitPrivate room1245
14City center stay Bruges AmpersandEntire Place2238
15Bamboo room + 2 bicycles : +200 positive reviewsPrivate room1238
16Penthouse with a viewPrivate room1232
17Maison ZenEntire Place1230

 

18Lovely house in the centerEntire Place1230
19Full-equiped apt in heart of BrugesEntire Place1228
20Lucia: Italian hospitality abroadPrivate room1225
21Cozy room in beautiful BrugesPrivate room1224
22sleeping in brugesEntire Place2222
23Guesthouse Freren Fontein (2nd fl.)Entire Place2221
24Medieval house in center of BrugesEntire Place2221
25GROENE REI SUITE VIEW ON CANALEntire Place1215
26Prive room for friends with a viewPrivate room1211
27Golden hand, charming canal viewEntire Place2210
28A small room in BrugesPrivate room1209
29In Bruges B&BPrivate room1205
30Guesthouse along the canals!Entire Place2202
31Apartment Bruno in centre of BrugesEntire Place2198
32Cozy two floor flat near city parkPrivate room1187
33B&B waiting for perrault (room 1)Private room1179
34Your Breakfast is Our Passion!Private room1177
35Large Room @ULYSSES next to BrugesPrivate room1177
36a house full of art and booksPrivate room1174
37Luxurious mansion, historic BrugesPrivate room1172
38Charming B&B in BrugesPrivate room1171
39Expect the unexpected !Private room1169
40Charming&Romantic guest-house & room for 4 personsEntire Place2163
41Large room in the heart of BrugesPrivate room1161
42Romantic studio in the city center!Entire Place1160
43Welcome Bruges International RoomPrivate room1154
44Spacious room near center of BrugesPrivate room1151
45Charming, practical Holiday HouseEntire Place2149
46A basic room in BrugesPrivate room1148
4716th Century HouseEntire Place2147
48Top floor studioEntire Place2140
49Ons huis in hartje Brugge – NEW !!!Entire Place4140

Bruges under the spell of the Middle Ages

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Bruges, the capital and largest city of the West Flanders Province, is located in North-West Belgium in the Flemish Region.

The city derives its name from Old Dutch for “bridge”; and Brugehoofd (“bridgehead”) or Brug (“bridge”) in modern Dutch. The name comes from the city functioning as a bridge on the Reie River, which was used as a channel to bring merchandise to the city, which controlled the commercial traffic. As one of the cultural and commercial capitals in Europe, Bruges developed cultural connections with other parts of the world.

The city enthusiastically welcomed foreign traders, especially the spice and pepper traders from Portugal. And because of the many Italians present in Bruges at the time, the city quickly came to be a centre of Renaissance and Humanism. At one time, it was considered the world’s “major city of commerce”. – and its history , marks it as a dazzling city in the Northern part of Europe with so much flamboyance as Venice in the Mediterranean World.

Like many Flemish cities, Textile was one of the main things that propelled Bruges to prosperity. Much exchange was associated with England’s woollen industry -which was then the source of the best standard of wool. By the latter part of the thirteenth century, Bruges had become a big place for trading cloth. It is often purported that even when the King of France, Philip the Fair had visited Bruges in 1301, his wife, Joanna of Navarre, was so astonished by the inhabitants’ wealth and luxury clothes that she supposedly claimed: ‘I thought I was the only queen, but I notice here that I have six hundred rivals’.

 

During the time of Philippe le Bon (1419-67), the city became a centre of Flemish art with Jan van Eyck, and Memlin exercising a considerable influence on both Flemish and European art. Flemish art thrived and Bruges’ artists commonly referred to as the Flemish Primitives – produced masterpieces that are still seen today in various parts of the wold. The excellent condition of many of these existing early Flemish paintings is no doubt due to the expert approach of the artists and the quality of the colours they applied, bound with oil.

 

Bruges quickly became an economic capital of Europe in the fifteenth century and the economic wealth subsequently brought affluent traders to the city. These affluent traders lived in splendid houses stuffed with great art works. In the begining of the Burgundian dynasty, the influential Flemish primitives such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling discovered their creative niches in the city of Bruges, which then swiftly became the inspirational source for many artists.

 

SETTLEMENT AND ARCHITECTURE

The Historic Town of Bruge is testimony to a major change of influences on the advancements of architecture over a long period, especially in Gothic brick, which defines its different stages of advancement. The increasing prosperity of the city was mirrored in the architecture of public buildings, like the magnificent Belfry at the Grand-Place. The historic town of Bruges also supports revolutionary artistic influences in the advancement of medieval painting. Being the homeland of the Flemish Primitives School, Bruges tends to be an excellent model of architectural ensemble, showing significant periods in the cultural and commercial areas in medieval Europe, of which the social, public, and religious institutions are a living testimony. It is an exceptional illustration of a medieval historic settlement, which has kept its historic fabric, and where the cities identity is partly original Gothic architecture.

 

Right from the Middle Ages up until modern times, the architecture of Bruges has been mainly distinguished by Gothic brick and most specifically by a construction style called travéeoise. This style of engineering was well recognized during the early sixteenth century. With some subsequent variations, it was kept up until the 17th century which also became the foremost inspiration for reconstructions in the 19th-century.

 

IMPORTANT MONUMENTS

Bruges has the majority of its gothic architecture intact. A lot of its medieval buildings are distinguished, and among them is the Church of Our Lady, which has a brick spire reaching 122.3 m (401.25 ft), making it one of the highest brick towers in the world.

The Madonna and Child sculpture, which can be viewed in the transept, is considered to be Michelangelo’s sole sculpture that was taken from Italy during his lifetime.

Also, the most distinguished land mark of Bruges is its 13th century Belfry housing – a city carillon made up of 48 bells. The most important of the squares in Bruges are the Grand’Place and the Burg. For over 1,000 years, the Burg square has continued to be the symbol of alliance between the social and religious authorities, plus the seat of many other public institutions such as the dispensing of justice.

FLEMISH PRIMITIVES

The Historical City of Bruge also happens to be the homeland of the Flemish Primitives as well as a centre of the growth of painting in the Middle Ages with artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling making significant advances both in illusionism and natural representation. Their Paintings generally has complex iconography with their subjects generally being religious scenes or small portraits with narrative painting or mythological subjects being comparatively rare.

GROENINGHE MUSEUM

Bruges’s principal gallery, The Groeninghe museum – where some of the best Flemish primitives are stored – is also referred to as ‘The city museum of Fine Arts’. The term ‘Groeninge’ pertains to the immediate ‘Groeninge straat’, which means Groeninge Street. The name also pertains to the Groeninge fields found in the Kortrijk city where the Flemish army defeated the French king’s army in 1302. A superb and very treasured collection of Flemish masters is the pride of the Groening museum. These compilationns in the museum spans multiple centuries (from the 14th to the 20th century) and focuses generally on works by artistes who resided and laboured in Bruges.

Jan Van Eyck, by whom the Groeninge Museum keeps two original works plus an early copy, is mostly considered as the originator of the school of Flemish Primitive as well as its generally well-regarded optical realism. He had an enormous impact on Flemish painting in both the fifteenth and sixteenth century. In conjunction with their technical excellence, fine preservation state, and results, the paintings of Jan van Eyck are also outstanding for their objective yet enticing depiction of persons (the saints) and nature, which he brilliantly refabricated in miniature.

 

GRUUTHUSE MUSEUM

The most diverse of the 26 Bruges museums is The Gruuthuse museum – a museum of applied arts found in the house of Louis de Gruuthuse. In the late middle ages, this house belonged to the family Van Brugghe-van der Aa, -the lords of ‘Gruuthuse’ who possessed the monopoly of selling ‘Gruut’ – a medieval mixture of spices used in making beer. The ‘Archaeological Society’ of Bruges established the current art collections and antiques in 1865. The building was at first used by the city of Bruges to display the archaeological collection of the Société Archéologique, and over the years, extended into a more standard museum in 1955 after the city had acquired the collections.

The Gruuthuse collection extends from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The museum showcases the interior of a house of a rich family, just like how it would have been in the late middle ages with a collection of everyday tools and utensils showing everyday life between the 15th and 19th centuries. The collection includes lace, furniture, gold ware, and items of everyday use, which will transport you back through time to medieval Bruges. The main hall in the museum happens to be one of the main attractions with its magnificent collection of Flemish tapestries, richly ornamented rafters, and impressive fireplace, all depicting the wealth and affluence of the lords of Gruuthuse. On exhibit are also the renowned and prestigious lace collections in gold and silver, weapons, ceramics and the small musical instrument cabinet. Among the collection is the most known item- the painted terracotta bust of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

The exterior of the museum is to some extent original, and in part a reconstruction; whiles the interior is generally a reconstruction of the late 19th century Neogothical medieval interior.

 

TOURISM IN IN BRUGES TODAY

Bruges maintains the urban architecture that defines and document its different stages of advancement. And the historic centre continues to cover aabsolutely that same areas as the boundary of the old settlement. The reconstruction of its facades in the late 19th-centuray reconstructions introduced a neo-Gothic style that is exclusive for Bruges and it continues to be an energetic, living city.

The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. In the last half of the 19th century, the city became one of the first tourist sites of the world bringing in wealthy French and British tourists. The city still makes use of a full-time carillonneur that offers free performances on a consistent basis. Reconstructions of household and commercial structures, churches, and ancient monuments brought about an increase in tourism in general as well as economic activity in the ancient downtown area. International tourism has exploded, and new efforts have resulted in Bruges being marked ‘Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2002. It attracts about 7 million tourists every single year.

Serviced holiday apartments in Bruges

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Our serviced holiday apartments offer a comfortable and stylish place for you and your family to stay for your short break in Bruges, Ghent or Antwerp.

 

Find and book the perfect Bruges Short Stay Apartments for your  holiday or business trip to Bruges or Ghent.

Let’s talk about vacation rentals, apartment rentals, holiday rentals, flats for rent, and short term rental properties in Bruges.

Our serviced holiday apartments  offer a  comfortable and stylish place for you and your family or friends to stay for your short break in Bruges, Ghent or Antwerp. With easy access to all major landmarks within this historic and vibrant city as well as being close to Marketplace , Belfry and shopping streets, our serviced holiday apartments offer a great base for exploring all that Bruges has to offer. We are based in the exclusive Unesco worldheritage area of the city, close to Gruuthuuse museum, Groeninghe museum,  Cathedral,  Beguinage,…

Travel from Brussels to Bruges in under an hour

Whether you’re based here in Bruges or in nearby Brussels or Ghent; travelling for a convention, extended business trip or researching relocating, we would like to offer you something different. Our serviced apartments offer an easy way of combining business and pleasure.

Looking for vacation rentals, luxury rentals, condo rentals, holiday rentals or short term rentals in Bruges, our  vacation homes will send you straight back to your most romantic days.

Comfort

Imagine returning from your day to your own space. Setting your own schedule as you unwind, unworried by the outside world. Our apartments offer space, flexibility and supreme comfort, so that you can mix business with pleasure.

Convenience

The fully equipped kitchen you’ll find in each apartment means you can cook or order food in, or alternatively, enjoy one of the many restaurants on your doorstep. Each apartment has fast WiFi as standard, and our interior design team has taken care to ensure there is a space to work in each apartment, so you can do so on your own terms.

Customised

We also offer a truly tailored package, with a maid and linen service only when it’s convenient for you. We understand the importance of privacy, and the need to unwind after a day of work.

Cost Effective

Best of all, this typically comes at a cheaper price than a hotel. On average, our guests save 30% compared to booking with a hotel in the same area. We offer a range of deals for extended lengths of stay, and work to accommodate whatever will make your stay convenient.

 

You can find a new kind of accommodation: vacation rentals, apartments and guest houses in  Bruges, owned by friendly locals in Bruges

The concept of Serviced Apartments.

Serviced Apartments became the golden mean between furnished apartments, boutique hotels and traditional hotels. They provide furnished accomodation in a residential setting, offering amenities , such as a fully equipped kitchen, living room and workspace, while being operated and serviced professionally ( maintenance, cleaning, towels, laundry,check in etc.).

Due to their pricing model, the rate per night gets lower the longer you stay.

When staying for more than 30 days savings up to 60% compared to hotels with a similar standard.

 

Looking for boutique style luxury in Bruges Guesthouses and B&B…

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 ” A luxury alternative to hotels in Bruges”

Visit Bruges, and you enter a medieval world full of cobbled streets packed with history.

In such a fairytale setting, your accommodation should be similarly unique. Whilst hotels in Bruges are plentiful, if you delight in a more personal experience, we’d like to welcome you to White Rooms. Looking for boutique style luxury in Bruges Guesthouses and B&B…

Whether you’re visiting our world famous Bruges Christmas markets, or indulging in a romantic weekend break, our city centre self catering apartments offer a unique alternative to B&Bs and hotels in Bruges. Each apartment has been sympathetically restored by our award winning interior decorating team, in keeping with Bruges’ UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Our Exclusive selection of Guesthouses are a nice alternative for  Boutique Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels in Bruges.

We also offer the perfect respite for corporate clients. Whether you’re staying for one night, one week or one month, you’ll appreciate the difference it makes when you can call a space your own. Each of our apartments has a fully equipped kitchen and fast wifi, so you’re not subject to the extra dining and internet charges you’ll find at many hotels. We can also arrange a full maid service if requested.

We invite you to explore our apartments, and discover for yourself what makes the White Rooms guesthouse experience so special.

We renovate historical buildings to create a luxury guesthouse experience, so that you can relax and set your own schedule.

If you are interested in boutique style luxury , vacation rental or rental apartment  with a reasonable price tag….Bruges and Ghent make the perfect combination for a weekend or weektrip to Belgium.  Our apartments and vacation rentals in Bruges are also available via Airbnb.com and Booking.com.

The glorious medieval city of Bruges defines picturesque and inviting market squares , charming boutique hotels, elegant towers, chocolate shops, picture postcard sleepy canals and cobbled lanes. All create a nice sense of place that has captured imaginations for centuries. The best places to stay in Bruges are located around the medieval centre, so it’s a very accessible city and perfect for a short break. Some of  the best places to stay in Bruges are  guesthouses or hotels right on the canal like Hotel de Tuilerieen , Hotel de Orangerie or Die Swaene.

Excellent hotels nearby are  Hotel de Peellaert or the Kempinski Hotel Dukes’ Palace. This hotel is the result of thorough renovation and restoration and a magnificent tribute to Bruges as UNESCO World Heritage City.

Offer yourself the luxury of living as a local in Bruges or Ghent or Brussels for a few days or weeks.

Prefer renting a “home away from home”, with all the added comfort of a private apartment.

Discover original and charming places instead of  overpriced impersonal hotels.
Choose a  loft, guesthouse or apartment in Bruges and get inspired.  Book online or call us for an accomodation or Luxury rentals in selected charming places like Bruges or Ghent.

We offer luxury apartments , guesthouses and  accommodations in Bruges.  Our personally selected properties are for those who love staying in Bruges, or close to Ghent, Antwerp or Brussels to experience local culture, fine food and wine. We also add our own personal recommendations, as well as a calendar of cultural events to plan your trip.

We hope to welcome you soon.

What to do in bruges?

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Bruges is propably Belgium’s most perfectly preserved medieval town. Its beautiful architecture attracts more than 7 million visitors every year. With its wealth of interesting canals, churches, cathedrals and old architecture Bruges still retains a fragile medieval air. After walking those tiny roads or taking a boat trip on the canals…Bruges will be for many the most delightful of all the cities of Flanders . Because the center of Bruges is small, even those with only a day to spend sightseeing can expect to take away a good idea of all the things to do in Bruges. Must see viewing should definitely include at least the market place with the belfry, the Burg with the Basilica of the Holy Blood and a trip on the canals.

Where is bruges?

You can find Bruges on any map. Cobbled lanes and canals link market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old  almshouses. But do not forget visitin Bruges is like visitin Venice…. there’s a constant crush of tourists in the centre, especially through the summer.There’s a special charm in winter when you can have the magnificent town almost to yourself.

Bruges (Brugge or Brugges in Dutch)

The historic city centre is a famous UNESCO or World Heritage Site . It is relative small and about 430 hectares in size. The city’s total population is 120.00 inhabitans of whom around 20,000 live in the city centre. 

Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Stockholm and Amsterdam ,  Bruges is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Bruges  was once the chief commercial city in the world. Bruges is well known as the seat of the College of Europe, an elite university institute for European studies regarded as “the EU’s own Oxbridge.”

Official website of Bruges with a lot of good info is www.brugge.be

Bruges is part of the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium

Where to Stay in Bruges for Sightseeing

Bruges’ medieval town center is easy to explore on bike or even better on foot. The best places to stay are within walking distance of the Markt, the city’s main square, dominated by the massive Halle and Belfry. Other must sees in Bruges include the Burg, home to the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the Groeninghe and Gruuthuse Museum with the old flemish painters like Jan Van Eyck.

  • Luxury Hotels: Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges , Hotel Heritage – Relais & Chateaux,Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce, Kempinski Hotel,
  • Luxury Guesthouses and Guestrooms: White rooms in Bruges
  • Mid-Range Hotels:  Hotel Ter Duinen, Hotel Fevery,Adornes
  • Budget Hotels: Canalview Hotel Ter Reien , Hotel de Goezeput,  Hotel Van Eyck

What language do they speak in bruges?

Flemish (Belgian variant of Dutch), English, German and French. Majority of the population speaks Flemish.
but most people can speak English

What currency do they use in Belgium?

All countries in the Eurozone including Belgium and the Netherlands have the euro as their official currency.

How can you find out the Euro rate for today?

Get live exchange rates for Euro currency to United States Dollar and Check some euro to usd converters like google or XE.com

What to do in bruges in one day?

If you are going for Bruges in one day…Bruges is a small city. It will only take you around 60 minutes to walk from one end to the other, making it easy to see all the essentials during a day-trip.  Going for Bruges in one day it will be not enough but better one day than no day.

 What is the best music festival in Belgium?

There are many. Best know of course is Tomorrowland 

This festival is the place for EDM and trance music lover. Tommorowland is an exhibition of music.

see Tomorrowland Belgium 2016 | Official Aftermovie

Another one is Rock Werchter, Belgian annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, since 1976. It is a large sized annual rock music festival.

Bruges or Belgium what to do?

What is there to do in bruges (Belgium)?

Belgium is famous for its chips (frieten), beer, waffles, gingerbread and mussels, , as well as for its rich  gastronomy.  You are likely to find bars and restaurants almost everywhere in Belgian cities as in rural regions.

What language do they speak in bruges (Belgium)?

Belgium is a federal state surrounded by Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. Stretching over some 30.000 km2, Belgium is smaller than many neighboring countries and its population amounts to almost 12 million inhabitants.

Belgium consists of three regions, namely Brussels, Wallonia and the Flemish region. Hence, these regions inhabitants speak different languages: French, German and Dutch.

What is the weather in Bruges?

Bruges has a temperate marine climate. Temperatures in Belgium are quite pleasant in summer, reaching up to 28 °C against 5 °C in winter

 Check here.

Travelling to Bruges with visa or passport?

Before traveling to Bruges, it is best to inquire on all related formalities with the Belgian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Belgium has signed Schengen agreements (European Union), allowing foreigners or tourists to make short stays in the country without visa.

European Union citizens do not require a visa to travel to Belgium. They only have to show their national identity card or a valid passport for a maximum 90 days stay. For short stays up to 3 months you need one of these:

  1. a national identity card
  2. a valid passport
  3. an expired document in the absence of 1 or 2
  4. a residence permit having been issued in another European Union member State.

Non-European Union nationals are required to apply for a visa. Visas are required for all types of stays , whether for tourism, family visits, sports or cultural events, business trips, transit through the Schengen area,…

Citizens of these countries require a visa to enter Belgium:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, PA, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burma, Myanmar, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, North Korea, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Granada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Taiwan, Chad, Thailand, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

What to do in Bruges at night?

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What to do in Bruges (Belgium) in one day?

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