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Ibis Brugge Centrum Hotel Photo, Zeebrugge, Belgium More Photos
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Ibis Brugge Centrum Hotel

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Hotel | "Bargain in Brugge"

Ibis Brugge Centrum Hotel Photo, Zeebrugge, Belgium
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I recently took advantage of a special offer from Superfast Ferries and sailed to Belgium, the intention being to do a bit of shopping and spend some time in Bruges. As we were staying overnight, we needed a hotel, and the hotel we chose was the IBIS BRUGGE CENTRUM.Booking this hotel is simplicity itself. The website is very easy to use and once you complete the search for your chosen property, just fill in your details and three clicks later your room is booked.It's also easy to cancel - we had to change our booking due to a fff...fowl-up with the ferry company. Within a few minutes, I typed in my confirmation number, cancelled, and booked a room for the following night.The ho...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2011

Ibis Brugge Centrum Hotel
Katelijnestraat, 65 A
Brugge, Belgium 8000
(32) 50 337575

In Flanders Fields Museum

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Attraction | "WHERE POPPIES BLOW"

In Flanders Fields Museum Photo, Ypres, Belgium
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IN FLANDERS FIELD MUSEUM is located on the upper floor of the Cloth Hall in the Grote markt, Eiper, or YPRES.The museum opened in 1998, replacing the dated WWI museum that had previously occupied the building. THE CLOTH HALL itself is a magnificent medieval edifice, but what is all the more remarkable is that it was only finally completed in 1962. It's actually a replica of the original town hall that, along with the rest of Ypres, was vapourized during the titanic struggle that took place here from 1914-18.A walk through the courtyard of the Cloth Hall brought us to the staircase (there's an elevator for disabled visitors) and as we climbed I couldn't help but marvel at the ancient ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2011

In Flanders Fields Museum
Lakanhallen - Grote Markt 34
Ypres, Flanders 8900
32 0 57 239 220

Best Western L'Amandier

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Best Western L'Amandier Photo, Libramont, Belgium
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Libramont is in the heart of the Ardenne, around 2km from the A4/E411 motorway. The hotel is on the main road leading into town (1km) so it's almost impossible to miss it.It's a modern, 3-storey building with 24 rooms, a restaurant and bar inside the main building, and a separate brasserie/bar next door.We arrived around 8.30pm and had a little difficulty finding a parking place as the hotel's restaurant is very popular (as is the brasserie). We managed to squeeze into a tight space eventually and proceeded to reception.The reception area is inviting enough, if a little on the small side, but there's a large lounge area off to the right - there's also a bar next to this. We had pre-b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 27, 2011

Best Western L'Amandier
Avenue De Bouillon 70
Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium
061 22 53 73

Bruges

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Attraction | "A BRIDGE not TOO FAR"

Bruges Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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We were booked into our hotel by 12.30pm and, as we had already showered etc. on the ferry, it was a case of dumping the bag in the room and heading off. Obviously the term bag refers to my luggage and is not a derogatory term for my beloved Mrs m.Our hotel was about a 5-minute walk to the Markt along a route lined with chocolate shops, lace shops, souvenir shops and even more chocolate shops. You could literally smell the chocolate as you passed by the doorways. I like chocolate (who doesn't) but I'm not really passionate about it. If you are the type of person who thinks chocolate is better than sex, this place will have you organizing......just how much chocolate you can take home. It's a cho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2011

Mini-Europe

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Attraction | "Around Europe in 80 Minutes"

Mini-Europe Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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The Atomium is to Brussels what the Eifel Tower is to Paris, the CN Tower to Toronto, the Gateway Arch to St Louis. No, I don't mean a big useless obelisk, but the city's most famous landmark.It was built in 1958 for the World Expo which was hosted by Brussels that year. It represents a crystal molecule of metal, magnified 165 billion times, with nine electron spheres (each measuring 18m across) which are linked by thick tubes containing walkways and escalators. It has exhibitions and viewing areas inside, as well as a top-floor restaurant. The Atomium dominates an area on the northern fringes of the city called BRUPARCK - a vast park which is home to such attractions as the Planetar...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2012

Mini-Europe
Voetballaan 1 Avenue du Football
Brussels, Belgium 1020
+32 2 474 13 13