Bruges is a small yet beautiful town in Flanders which is located in the northern part of Belgium. The place has a lot of medieval buildings, cobblestone streets and canals. One of the most fascinating specialties of Bruges is that the city is packed with large number of castles in its relatively small territory. There are a total of 50 castles which are situated in Bruges city and its surroundings.
It will be a loss if you don’t visit this city at least once. If you are taking an Amsterdam private tour then this is a wonderful place you can visit if you want to explore the surrounding countries. Amsterdam to Bruges private tours is available if you are intended to do so. It will only take almost three hours by train to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges.
Bruges, a famous medieval city in Europe is among the best preserved pre-motorized cities here. This place has a special charm which can be seen nowhere in the world. It is a picture perfect place that reminds you of the medieval age and looks like it came out of a fairy tale. It is the most romantic city on the entire continent. If you walk by the canals during the night when they are illuminated by the light coming from the nearby buildings, you will feel like living in a dream.
If you plan to visit this city, take a one day Amsterdam to Bruges private tours to explore the place without missing the important things here. Even though there are a lot of things to see here, you will get a general feeling of the city in one day given the compact size of this place.
Your experience will be even more incredible if you stay for a night. The spectacular illumination and the calmness of the night give this city a magical feeling. To know the soul of the city enjoy the wonderful nighttime ambience it has to offer along with the serenity.
Things to do in Bruges
Take a canal tour: This is a great way to explore the city. Take boat trip on the waterways of Burges in which you can enjoy the spectacular bridges, secret gardens and fantastic medieval buildings.
Visit Grote Market: This is the city’s stunning central square which gives off the perfect medieval vibe.
The Burg: The place is famous for its Gothic stone décor. The Basilica of the Holy Blood is also situated in the corner of the square. The church is divided in to two separate areas; first one is the lower chapel created in Romanesque style and the other is the beautiful upper chapel.
Gorge on Chocolate: Thisis a heaven for chocolate lovers. It has 49 chocolate boutiques, a chocolate fair, a chocolate trail and a chocolate museum. You can find chocolates of great quality here.
Hot air balloon ride: This is a great adventurous way to explore the city. You can enjoy the beauty of the city from high up the sky.
Visit the City Museum of Fine Arts: This is the most famous museum in the city. The museum houses works of Jan van Eyck, Bruges’s own painter. It also contains wide range of paintings by the Flemish Primitives.
Belfort Belfry: It is a belltower which is 83-meter tall. The tower was used for spotting fire or detecting other threats in the olden days. It was also home to the treasury and the municipal archives. The belfry was never rebuilt after it being destroyed several times by fire. Now the only part that remains is the tower. If you reach the top by climbing the 366 steps, you can enjoy the picturesque image of the city.
The English Theatre: The theatre is easy to access as it stands near the city center. It will be open throughout the year and there will be some great production to check out all round the year.
Visit the Archaeological Museum: Learn the history of Bruges form this Archaeological Museum. It showcases the rich history of Bruges which dates from prehistory through the Middle Ages. It exhibits archaeological findings and things that provide information about the life of people in Bruges during the ancient days.
Take a food tour: Your trip will not be complete without devouring the special tastes and flavors of Bruges. Take a food tour and enjoy the traditional foods of Belgium.
Bruges is a wonderful place that you can include in the list of places you want to travel. If you are taking an Amsterdam tour then take Amsterdam to Bruges private tours to reach this wonderful city. If you want to experiences the beauty and tranquility of the medieval age then this place is for you. Experience the beauty of medieval age while having a peaceful time in this city.