The picturesque city of Bruges, in northwest Belgium, is a delightful blend of the trendy and the traditional. For an authentic view of Bruges, the medieval Markt – the city’s iconic central square – is a must. Sample hearty local cuisine in one of the restaurants tucked inside its quaint 17th-century houses, then indulge in a romantic ride around the square in a horse-drawn carriage. 

    Foodies in search of education will love Bruges’ appetite-inducing museums. The interactive Beer Museum tells the fascinating story of this beloved Belgian beverage, while the Choco-Story Chocolate Museum will please the whole family with some sweet treats.  

    What to see & do in Bruges

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