I absolutely loved my recent trip to Bruges, it’s such an amazing city. I enjoyed wandering around the medieval buildings and beautiful canals. I arrived by train from Brussels. The trains in Belgium are easy to use and are run frequently. When I arrived at Bruges station it was a 10 minute walk from the centre. Everything in Bruges is within walking distance so its easy to get around.
If you haven’t seen the movie In Bruge I would recommend watching before you go. Its a dark comedy about two Irish hitmen starring Colin Farrel. It features all the beautiful buildings of Bruges. Also a lot of the walking tours will show you key places from the movie.
What to do in Bruges
- Visit the market square
- Canal boat tour
- Get lost wandering the beautiful streets
- Explore at night the market square and buildings around the canal are all lit up
- Free walking tour
- Eat waffles
- Enjoy a hot chocolate
- Beer tasting
- Try some of the famous Belgian fries
- Eat loads of Belgian chocolate
Accommodation – Lybeer Travellers Hostel
This hostel was great not too far from the station. Ideal for solo travellers as they have a lounge and people seemed very sociable. I met a group of people and went to a free outdoor concert which was brilliant. This hostel also has a bar and holds beer tasting evenings. I would recommend this hostel and would stay here again.
Overall I had an amazing time in Bruges, it was my favourite place I visited in Belgium. I could have spent longer here as I didn’t get to do and see everything I wanted. Next on my list of places to visit in Belgium is Ghent!