48 hours in Bruges, Belgium
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Image credit: pixel2013 on PixabayBoat tours If the weather allows, take one of the many boat tours offered around the city which are a fun way to see a large area of the city as well as to learn more about its history from the tour guides. Bruges surrounds a vast canal system which made it a major trading port in the city's golden age around the 14th century.
View of the canals. Image Credit: Matilda MartinMuseums Bruges' most popular art museums are the Groeningemuseum and the Gruuthusemuseum. Both museums feature stunning works of art dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, showcasing the history of the art scene in the city. Food and drink
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Image credit: Matilda MartinThere are many independent cafes and restaurants in Bruges, a refreshing break from the food chains or fast food stores that have infiltrated Belgium's larger cities. For lunch, fries and mayonnaise are a go-to staple here with Belgium claiming to have invented the game-changing partnering. For the best chips, head to one of the many stalls in the city centre, especially the main square.
Image Credit: Kham Tran on FlickrIn the evening,
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To finish off your time in Bruges, you must visit the 2be Beer Wall which includes an outside seating area overlooking the canal. For just 10 euros, you can sample a tasting tray of four beers complete with nibbles to snack on.
Inside the Beer Wall Pub. Image Credit: Mark Healey on Flickr.
While in Bruges, you must try the Brugse Zot, a local beer served in hundreds of bars scattered around the city. However, make sure you watch out for the stronger beers as some have high alcohol percentages.
With so much to do in this beautiful city, at any time of the year, why not just book your tickets now?