Bruges is a magical place caught in a time warp. Nearly every building is centuries old or at least the facade is, the narrow streets are paved with cobble stones, and there are several canals. The city is ringed by a canal and an ancient earthen wall. There are dozens of historic sites, museums, and churches open to the public. There are also hundreds of shops selling chocolates, lace, clothing and souvenirs and boats on the canals offering rides to tourists. The downside is that the streets are often crowded with tourists and groups of teenagers on school trips. The crowds thin out quickly after 5:00 pm when the shops and museums close and the city can be enjoyed in more peace.
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