Wandering canals in Bruges
Bruges, Belgium has many things to see and do along cobbled streets and canals. Bruges’ centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the gothic-style medieval buildings are a large part of its identity. It is home to Church of Our Lady, Town Hall, and 12th century Belfort en Hallen, the Belfry offering panoramic views of the Markt. For a religious experience, Procession of the Holy Blood takes place on Ascension Day where many parade, dressed in medieval clothing.
Several cultural are held throughout the year, so you will never be bored of the city anytime of the year. Visiting Bruges Beer Museum and attending the annual beer festival in February is a great introduction to Belgium’s fantastic brews. Known for chocolate and Michelin stars, Bruges is the perfect city to experience new gastronomy at the many restaurants and bars. And fish lovers can explore the Old Fish Market established in 1812, with fresh catches every day. In late November, Ice Wonderland Sculpture Festival is another must-see event.
By taking free walking tours with Freetour.com, you’ll be able to experience all of the important attractions the city has to offer like Liberty of Bruges, Groeninge Museum, and Jeruzalemkerk. And the local guides will offer new perspectives with more interesting sights like 12th century Sint-Janshospitaal and the white-washed almshouses- or early public housing.