A January 2003 trip
to Bruges by morgause
Quote: A day trip to Bruges from Amsterdam. If you're in Amsterdam and would like to make a daytrip to visit neigboring Belgium, the best place to go is the city of Bruges, a four-hour drive from Amsterdam, and 2 hours from Antwerp.
Cheap shopping compared to the rest of Western Europe. I bought a warm ski jacket for 29 euros on the main shopping street to the market square. Also delicious chocolates bon bons are their specialty. Try The Chocolate Shop for their delicious chocolates that come in quaint purple boxes and ribbons. There's also a wonderful Groeninge Museum housed in a 600 year old building. Have afternoon tea or in this case, a tasse of hot choclate with a Belgian waffe topped with fresh whipped cream. For dinner try the mussels and french fries, found in most of the restaurants around town.
Restaurant | "Markt Chocolates and Waffles"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 14, 2003
Attraction | "Belry Tower"
At Christmas there's a small ice-skating rink and the picturesque houses are wrapped in lights. Alternatively, go up around sunset (it closes at 4:15) and take pics of the square.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 13, 2003
Belfry Tower/Belfort of Bruges
Amsterdam, United States