Everyone has at least one friend who loves to recite lines from the 2008 movie In Bruges. Lines like "How's a fairytale town not somebody's f*#!ing thing?". Well, it could have been more tactfully put, but it's a fair question isn't it?
Bruges is a historic town with a population of just over 100,000 in Flanders, the northern Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. It is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and and given its compact size it is an absolutely lovely city to explore on foot. Cobblestone streets, historic churches, squares lined with step-gabled buildings and canals, Bruges has the whole package. The downside is that everybody else also knows so things tend to get crowded here. Pick a good time to come (i.e. not when half of Europe is enjoying their summer holidays) and consider staying overnight. [Review by travelindicator]
- Bruges is a city in Belgium's region of West-Vlaanderen. It has a population of 117,170, is situated at an altitude of 43ft and the best airport to fly into is BRU (Brussels Airport, Brussels)
- The currency used in Belgium is the Euro (EUR)
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