Bruges Journals

Beautiful Bruges pt 2

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A travel journal to Bruges by jipp05

Town Hall (Bruggemuseum Stadhuis) Photo, Bruges, Belgium More Photos
Quote: Some more sights and attraction around Bruges

Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum

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Attraction | "Just go to a chocolate shop instead. "

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To be honest we only visited the chocolate story museum because as part of the package at our hotel it included free entrance. The normal price for entry is 7 Euros for adults and 4 Euros for children over the age of 4. Children under 4 get in for free. I’m not sure how happy I would have been had we paid the entrance to get in as there really isn’t a lot to this museum and I found it a bit boring to be honest. Bruges is famous for its chocolates and the chocolate story aims to inform people about how chocolate is produced. The museum itself is housed in an old building and is very small and because there were quite a lot of people in our group when we visited it felt very claustroph...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 19, 2012

Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum
Wijnzakstraat 2
Bruges, Belgium 8000
+32 50 612237

Church of our Lady

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Attraction | "One of the most beautiful churches in Europe "

Church of our Lady Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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From the outside the Church of Our Lady is one of the most impressive looking churches I have ever seen purely from an aesthetic viewpoint. The building is absolutely stunning and I spent ages just admiring the façade of it. The church was started in the 13th century and completed in the 15 century and today is famous for having the tallest brick built spire in the world at 381 feet high. The tower of the church was actually one of the things we used as a guide while exploring Bruges as it could be seen from nearly every part of the city so if we got lost we just headed in its direction to find our way back to our hotel. As well as just being a beautiful building it also has some gor...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2012

Church of our Lady
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerkhof Zuid
Bruges, Belgium
050/34-53-14

Tom Pouce

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Restaurant | "Bad service, ok food but beautiful location"

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Because we were lucky that when we were in Bruges we managed to get some lovely sunny weather I wanted to make the most of it and sit outside on a terrace to eat. Looking around there were plenty of restaurants in the centre of Bruges which had lovely terraces though they were nearly all extremely busy. We decided to stop and eat at the Tom Pouce restaurant which was located in the Burg Square as there were a couple of empty tables and we thought the view when eating would be worth the no doubt expensive prices. I was a little wary that with it being right slap bang in the Burg it would be extremely touristy but the food that we could see people eating looked nice enough. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 19, 2012

Tom Pouce
Burg 17
Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium
050-330336

Bruges Museum of Archaeology

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Attraction | "Not worth visiting "

Bruges Museum of Archaeology Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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We decided to visit the Archeologie museum because I am interested in all things concerning history and I thought that a city with as much history as Bruges would have an amazing archaeology museum. Unfortunately I was wrong and it was in comparison with the rest of the city a real disappointment. To be completely fair to the museum it is probably more aimed at children but this isn’t made very clear until you are actually inside the museum and looking around and to be honest I can’t imagine that even children will find much of interest here. The museum is located about 5 minutes from the Market Square and is close to the Church of Our Lady. It’s actually quite difficult to find the museum...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 18, 2012

Bruges Museum of Archaeology
Mariastraat 36
Bruges, Belgium

Town Hall (Bruggemuseum Stadhuis)

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Attraction | "Gothic splendor at its finest "

Town Hall (Bruggemuseum Stadhuis) Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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Bruges is a beautiful city and for lovers of history there is something literally on every corner. For architecture buffs the two main squares in the city offer the most impressive buildings and whilst the larger Market Square may have more of them the more intimate Burg Square has in my opinion the more impressive ones. The Stadhuis or Town Hall as it is more commonly known in English is my favourite building in all of Bruges purely from an aesthetic point of view. Built in 1300’s this impressive gothic marvel is a reminder of Bruges bygone Golden Age and has been wonderfully preserved over the years and remains in use as a functional seat of local government to this day. It i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2012

Town Hall (Bruggemuseum Stadhuis)
Burg Square
Bruges, Flanders
050 44-87-11