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For a small city, Bruges has much to enjoy. Of course, while the must-dos include canal tours, admiring the medieval architecture and climbing the 13th century Belfry, we’ve decided to provide some inspiration on the not-so-obvious activities.
If you aren’t keen on waffles, then you might have come to the wrong place. Though there are many cafés and the like that can lay claim to dishing up the most delicious waffles in Bruges, your choice tends to boil down to whether you prefer yours light or heavy.
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It’s difficult mentioning Bruges without thinking of its beer. Obviously, you’re spoilt for choice if you’re looking for a place to settle down and sample some of the city’s finest. The small and somewhat bedraggled
Once you’ve polished off your pints, it’s time for another of Belgium’s delicacies – chocolate. The best chocolatier in Bruges is, as you may have guessed, under constant debate, though the two that regularly feature at the top of locals’ lists are
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It’s pistolets not at dawn, but for breakfast this morning. These rolls are a traditional Belgian bread, with which jam and butter accompany well in the morning and cheese and pâté in the afternoon – think of it as Belgium’s answer to France’s baguette. Bruges locals know all too well that
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After breakfast it’s high time for a stroll around the city outskirts. Take full advantage of the empty cobbled streets that tourists fail to venture down as you make your way to
An easy 25-minute bike ride (or an inexpensive boat trip) away from the city centre is the charming village of Damme. Damme is a particularly good spot to hunt for lunch, as there happens to be a good selection of restaurants that are neither busy nor expensive. If you’ve got a map to hand, the green polders in the area are good for an extended perambulate.
Hopefully you’re not too full of beer, waffles and chocolate to be able to enjoy dinner. Situated in a delightful 16th century tavern, and a short walk from the Markt, is
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After that, naturally it’s time for more beer.
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