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Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 51 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural... more » Owner description: The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe and its enduring Gothic architecture. The Belgian city center is cited as a great example of a medieval historic settlement, even while it has evolved over the years. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I visited the fish market and found a great stall for individually made linen scarves. This is by Janis Rosentals and his wife from Latvia. He weaves on his portable loom in the market. It's a great story and the scarves are great. Each one takes a minimum of 3 hours work. A great buy if the rain and cold... More

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grimsby
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

For those who like History, Architecture , walking it is a dream city. There are museums, lovely squares,historic beautiful buildings, great places to eat. Lots to see.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect of Brugge when I travelled there in July with my boyfriend, but was mesmerised by the place after about two minutes... I would DEFINITELY recommend finding some bikes to hire, and although a bit bumpy on the cobbled stone roads (resulting in some rather sore behinds the following day), it was the perfect way... More

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FRANCE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A very nice place, should be visited! You can see the historical centre by walking. In August, there are a lot of tourists, which confront with cars, bikes and horses, but the ambience is very nice!

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Shenzhen
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The way it presents the history of Brugge is innovative. We like it a lot and I am going to do some study in the history of this lovely city. Its terrace bar provides a good view of the square also!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A must, pretty historic, ticks all the boxes, been here loads of times, carriage rides, canal boat trips, good restaurants

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Schweinfurt, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There are so many things to do in the center of Brugge. You can catch a horse drawn carriage here and ride for about 30 minutes while the driver tells you about the city and it's history (optional). There are a lot of gift shops, churches, restaurants, etc. So many things to do that you won't be able to do... More

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Orlando
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was my first time in Brugge and it is just as beautiful as everyone claimed. In one word I would say that the city is quaint. The historic center was pretty and crowded with people and horse drawn carriages. It was only a day trip, but I felt that I got everything I wanted to accomplished. Very picturesque, lots... More

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

+atmosphere +horsecarrage riding +cathedral +friendlyness people -very expensive food and drinks on market

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you're travelling with kids take a portable high chair if possible as the restaurants don't seem to have them. It seems popular just to provide a chair that is high - no T bar or straps on so only suitable for older children. May have just been the places we went! Historic centre is great, boat tour is a... More

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