October 31, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
The canals of Bruges linked the city to the North Sea and led to her economical prosperity in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, most visitors to this ‘Venice of the North’ enjoy a cruise at some stage during their trip. Its easily done – there are landing stages dotted along the route – and the […]
October 27, 2019.Reading time 2 minutes.
During the middle ages, Bruges was one of the wealthiest cities of northern Europe. Its rich tradesmen built fine houses and patronised musicians and artists. When the Flemish cloth industry declined, and the traders in precious stones moved to Antwerp, the city fell into decline. So rapid was the downturn that, over the next few […]
October 25, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
If you are an EU citizen I want you to stop reading this and go check if your EHIC is in date! (used to be called E111) For those of you not familiar with the scheme, the European Health Insurance Card allows for free (or reduced) healthcare in another EU country. The card is free […]
October 14, 2019.Reading time 1 minute.
Thinking of visiting Bruges as a day trip from Brussels? Maybe you should reconsider! Just look at what you’d be missing! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
October 11, 2019.Reading time 2 minutes.
Once upon a time (as all the best stories go…) a traveler from Luxembourg was set upon and murdered on a narrow street in Bruges. A local tradesman came upon him and the police found him cradling the dead man. He was of course arrested and charged with the murder. On the night before his […]