Known as the Venice of the North, because of its peaceful canals, Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was a justified motive that prompted UNESCO in 2000 to include the entire historical city centre on the World Heritage list.
The current city boundaries still coincide exactly with those of the medieval city centre, and the spaces and structures that were so typical of Bruges in the past have been preserved. Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, you imagine yourself to be in medieval times. The wealth of museums is a striking image of this city's stirring history.
We start our day excursion with a walk through this splendid medieval city, one of Belgium's crown jewels and world heritage. In no other European city is the feel and the look of medeval times so present!
Here, the town authorities have done their utmost to preserve the medieval-looking image of the city and a stroll through the tiny medieval streets is always an enchanting experience. Bruges is always beautiful, in the summertime as well as in the wintertime. We shall see the major highlights of this beautiful city: the church of Our Lady and the Statue by Michaelangelo; the Market Square with the Belfry and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. We shall stroll by the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the peaceful Beguinage cloister. Why not indulge yourself in a boat cruise on the peaceful canals of Bruges.... This is probably one of the best ways to unveil the most well-preserved secret sights of the city!
Moreover, Bruges maintains the very highest culinary standards. The city boasts dozens of excellent restaurants, trendy lunch addresses, fun coffee bars and a local population famed for its love of the good life and its high levels of expectation!
Look, smell, taste and experience a moment of utter bliss!