What a lovely place Brugge is. Wonderful buildings easy mostly level walking, some eateries can be expensive but there are plenty to choose from including the cheaper end like subway and McDs. Round the main squares is the most expensive so choose the little roads leading off and you will be pleasantly surprised. It was very nice to feel safe walking round a night too. It is fairly easy to navigate and once you find your bearings it is hard to get lost. Just follow the rivers if you do get lost. Plenty of "you are here" map boards everywhere.There are a few antique shops like depot d'o that have quirky items for sale at reasonable prices. Most of the lace is mass produced but there are a few shops selling the real m'coy. Loads of chocolate shops as expected but you can also pick up a bargain at the markets during the week for presents for home. Flea markets are usually on at the weekends but if you are self catering you would never have a problem with all the supermarkets and market stalls in the squares. We went for Christmas and found that the xmas markets stay open until 2nd Jan but there are only a few stalls mainly selling mass produced made in China stuff, though if you look carefully you will find the odd treasure like hand made tiny elves and goblins on tea light holders for a few euros or hand carved wooden items.
There are so many one way streets that it is really not worth driving, parking is expensive and mainly for only up to 2 hours a time. Watch out for push bikes travelling at high speeds here there and everywhere, they are even allowed to go the wrong was in one way streets. There are also plenty of buses and I am going to try out the number 16 which seems to go all round the area, it will be cheaper than the tourist pony gigs!
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