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A round trip of the canals in Bruges

Bruges is called the Venice of the North for a reason. A boat tour on the scenic 'reien' is highly recommended. Reien are small canals passing through the entire centre of Bruges, called after the river Reie. Because of the arched bridges you pass un...

The Belfort

During the middle ages it was customary for a city to have a watchtower with an alarm bell (a Belfort). In Flemish cities, the Hallen (markets) were held at the foot of the tower and for this reason, a Belfort is also sometimes known as a Halletoren...

City walls and Gateways

Like many old cities, Bruges was once surrounded by city walls. While nothing remains of the original 9th century walls and gateways, there are remnants of the later 12th and 13th century walls. A number of gateways, such as the Smedenpoort, the Ezel...

The Beguinage, the Vineyard

The Beguinage was founded in 1245 by Margaretha of Constantinople (the then Countess of Flanders). Small houses surrounded by a white wall, dovecotes and herb gardens stand in the Beguinage. Until 1930, beguines lived in the Beguinage. They occupied...

The Half Moon Brewery

The centuries old tradition of this Bruges brewery is captured in a unique museum. Brouwerij De Halve Maan (The Half Moon Brewery) is the only active family brewery left in the centre of Bruges. It lies at the heart of the historic city and extends a...

The Town Hall of Bruges

The Town Hall of Bruges is one of the oldest town halls of what was formerly the Netherlands. Construction of the Town Hall, which lies on the Burg, began in 1376 and was completed in 1421. Its imposing and extravagant design clearly shows that Bruge...

Brugge is één van de populairste steden van België

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