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Fairy Tale Bruges

An October 2000 trip to Bruges by travel2000

Bruges Lace Center (Kantcentrum) Photo, Bruges, Belgium More Photos
Quote: After being told by numerous friends in the US and in Europe that I MUST go to Bruges, we snuck it in our schedule during our stay in Brussels. This is a beautiful place, and I am now joining forces to tell you make a trip to Bruges!

Fairy Tale Bruges

Overview

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The whole town was beautiful. I especially enjoyed the boat ride around the few canals in the town. Everything was a scene straight from a storybook postcard. It really put the outrageously expensive gondola ride in Venice to shame.Quick Tips: We spent barely one day there, but I would suggest you allot two days and one night. There were many cute hotels all over town and many fine restaurants as well. That way, you can see most of the sights as well as have enough time left over to do a leisurely stroll one afternoon. Get your maps right outside the train station or at any tourist center. Here is the official website for Bruges: www.bru...Read More

Bruges Lace Center (Kantcentrum)

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Attraction | "Lace Center"

Bruges Lace Center (Kantcentrum) Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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The art of lacemaking is one that has been passed down through the generations and Bruges lace is particularly famous. Tucked away in a quiet part of the town is the Lace Center. It is part museum and shop and in the afternoons, there is a demonstration of the lace making technique. It is about a picturesque 10-minute walk from the town center to the northeast corner. Enter the small courtyard and pay the admissions fee at the ticket booth. The museum is in an unassuming few rooms and has an interesting collection. There are some extremely intricate work on display here. In the afternoons, there is the added bonus of seeing a demonstration. I had imagined it to be like a Murano glass-blowing ex...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2001

Bruges Lace Center (Kantcentrum)
Peperstraat 3A
Bruges, Belgium
32 0 050 33 00 72

Canal Boat Tours

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Attraction | "Bruges Canal Cruise"

Canal Boat Tours Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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When I first arrived into Bruges (by train from Brussels for the day), I came upon its beautiful canals while walking from the train station and into town. Then I noticed these little boats, carrying around 25 passengers cruising the canals and going under scenic stone bridges. It seemed the perfect way to enjoy this town. The first pier I passed had a long line of people waiting for their turn. I decided to first explore the town by foot and wait until the afternoon in hopes of shorter lines. By around 3pm, the skies had darkened and rain was threatening to fall. Needless to say, there were no more lines and I stopped at the first ticket booth. The fare was about $5 and after a 2 minute wait, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2001

Canal Boat Tours

Bruges, Belgium