A Day in Bruges, Belgium
The (very late) beginning of spring brought sunshine, warmth, blossoming flowers and my mom! After picking her up at the airport, we started our drive to Belgium. The plan was to make it to our AirBnB in between Brugges and Ghent before too late so we could grab some dinner and catch up. The next day we began our adventure around Brugges!
Bruges, sometimes referred to as “The Venice of the North”, is a quaint, fairytale town. No, really, we felt like we walked into one of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories.
After wandering for a bit around, we took a boat trip through the canals and got some historical info on the city:
- Julius Caesar founded the city in the 1st century BC.
- Only 20,000 people live in the city center.
- Most of the city’s medieval architecture is intact, which really helps the the fairytale feel.
- It’s believed that the only sculpture Michelangelo made that left Italy, Madonna and Child, is in Bruges.
We went to this super cool bar that served all kinds of beer even though we were starving and they served no food. It’s okay though, beer is always preferable to food, right?
This is the Belfry:
We climbed all 366 steps of this tower so we could get a picture together from the top.
We also enjoyed the view.
And with that, our day in Bruges had come to an end (after some wine and pizza, of course).