The Markt (Market) Square-Bruges, Belgium

The first place any tourist will land up in Bruges is the Markt (Market) Square, the Grote Markt of Bruges. Next to it is another square called Burg. From Markt to Burg one can take the Breidelstr in the Wollestraat direction. There are number of lanes/streets leading to all directions from the squares. These are areas one can just walk and soak in the feel of the city. There are restaurants and stores too in these streets.

The place looks medieval with gothic style architecture. But some Continue reading “The Markt (Market) Square-Bruges, Belgium”

Traveling within Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – Transport Information

The best way to get around Bruges is to walk. The centre is only about 15 minutes walk from the station. Also there are buses leaving from the station every 10 minutes. There is also a taxi stand at the station. The buses would have the “Centrum” tag on it. For the centre one can get down at Markt.

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How to get to Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – Transportation

For international travelers the airports most convenient for Bruges include Brussels airport (Zaventem) from where it takes about an hour, the Charleroi Airport towards the south of Brussels which is about an hour and half from Bruges and the Ostend Airport which is for charters and private jets. 

Bruges is very well connected by rail. There are Continue reading “How to get to Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – Transportation”

Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – An Introduction

Belgium (actually Kingdom of Belgium) has three official regions – the Flemish region, Walloon region and the Brussels-Capital region. The Flemish region (originally Flanders) occupies the northern part of Belgium. This region has five provinces – Antwerp, Limburg, East Flanders, West Flanders and Flemish Brabant. The largest three cities in this region are Antwerp, Gent and Bruges (or Brugge in Dutch).

Bruges (Brugge), a port city, is the capital of West Flanders. In 2000 the historic centre of Bruges has been made a World Continue reading “Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – An Introduction”