Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bruges - the Venice of the North

"Somewhere within the dingy casing lay the ancient city, like a notorious jewel, too stared at, talked of, and trafficked over..."

wrote of Bruges Graham Greene in book “Stamboul Train”

I have to agree with him. I never saw so beautiful city like Bruges or Brugge (the original Dutch name).

Bruges is one of most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe. The largest and the capital city of the West Flanders is packed daily with tourists from all over the world, due to its impressive historical center. This has been declared a World Heritage site of UNESCO in 2000 and since then it is one of the top attractions in Belgium.


The lively Market Square is always busy with tourists. People watching is fun and the Market Square is the place to do it. It is also the place to dine.


But this is the place everyone should slow down and just sit in one of the cafes and admire the gabled medieval buildings.


Belfry Tower with 366 steps to the top is one of the symbols of Bruges and can be seen from almost everywhere in the historic center of this historic city. It is magnificent 47-bell carillon peals out over the city every 15 minutes.


Shopping in Bruges is a delight but for that one special remembrance to take home it has to be something made of lace.


On this short move you may watch the artisans make lace items. It will be good evident why the handmade lace is more expensive and of higher quality than the machine-made lace.

If you would like to see more you may watch the family film In Bruges


or watch remaining MY PHOTOS.


  1. Adam, this is so wonderful. Another beautiful little trip through your words and images. Thank you.

  2. Adam, thank you for taking me to Brugge. I had seen the film, but your photos do it more justice.

    Wonderful tour of a wonderful city, grazie!!


  3. What a lovely city! I hope to go there someday. Your photos are beautiful and inspiring. Thank you.

  4. Brugia ładne miasto :) Ale co się dziwić że w Beneluksie tak ładnie. Nie mieli tak wyniszczających wojen, nie mieli ZSRR/Rosji za sąsiada, nie mieli komuny. Mieli za to pełno mamony na odnawianie starych budowli

  5. Wow beautiful pictures of a magnificent city particularly love the Belfry Tower. Really a true engineering marvel.

  6. cool images!! Wonderful place captured well for us to see!! Love to visit one day!

  7. Wow, that video blew me away...that was amazing. The pictures were beautiful, I felt like I was there. Thanks for the trip to Brugge.

  8. Lovely post. You make it appear so charming and attractive.

  9. Thanks very much for the wonderful window of Brugge. Very nice pictures! Waiting for new trips, I send greetings for everyone from South América.

  10. Tes photos sont d'une réelle beauté : sujet, composition, couleurs, lumiè ne manque rien


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