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List of events in Bruges in 2018

List of events in Bruges in 2018

As a tourist it can be very gratifying to take part in cultural or other events in the city you visit. Bruges has many great cultural events throughout the year, that are primarily organised for locals but can also accommodate or interest visiting tourists. Theatre can be difficult because not everyone speaks Dutch. But concerts, … Lees verder

Eat like a local in Bruges

Eat like a local in Bruges

Wherever I go I love to eat where the locals eat. I love to find these local eateries away from the main tourist grid serving local food for the right price. Places packed with locals speaking an exotic foreign language. Bars where people come after a hard days work to unwind with family or friends. … Lees verder

The procession of the Holy Blood

The procession of the Holy Blood

Every year on Ascension day Bruges returns to its old tradition dating back to the end of the thirteenth century. What was originally a purely religious procession, has transformed into a procession that marries religion with cultural tradition and heritage and evokes historical events that took place in Bruges. The procession passes right through the … Lees verder

Spring in Bruges

Spring in Bruges

This year, as every year, spring came to Bruges, but this year it did not bring the usual influx tourists with it. Winter is usually slow in Bruges, returning the city to its inhabitants for a few months. In winter you can drive your bike without having to watch out for straying tourists, you always … Lees verder

Best tearooms and pubs in Bruges

Best tearooms and pubs in Bruges

Authentic Bruges More on Bruges: “Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 1” Although Bruges is quite small and you can easily walk from North to South in 30 minutes, it is sometimes not so easy to find, apart from the bars on the central square, a really good café, tearoom or coffeebar. … Lees verder

Restore our quiet Sunday in Bruges!

Restore our quiet Sunday in Bruges!

Today is remembrance day, a national holiday in Belgium when we remember our war heroes and all that have fallen for our country during the First World War, and by extension all soldiers who have died in the line of duty in the Second World War and after. Public holidays in Belgium are like Sundays, … Lees verder

Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 2

Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 2

More biking routes: “Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 1” ROUTE BRUGES-DAMME Another great route is the road from Bruges to the picturesque little town of Damme, 5 kilometres outside of Bruges. The first part is the same as the route described in my previous post: the circular road around Bruges: If … Lees verder

Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 1

Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 1

More biking routes: “Hidden Gems in Bruges – Discover Bruges by bike 2“ Finding the best picnic spots in Bruges: “Picnic on a sunny day in Bruges part 1“ Best pubs and tearooms: “Best tearooms and pubs in Bruges“ I admit I was a bit hesitant to write this blogpost. Many places in Bruges are … Lees verder