Popular Accommodations in Bruges
Highlights in Bruges
- Medieval town centre
- Belfry of Bruges
- De Halve Maan
- Relic with the Blood of Jesus Christ
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Vacation rentals in Bruges
In the city centre of Bruges you can easily find a holiday apartment on one of the canals or very close to the medieval old town. The historical buildings in which you can book your apartment are also impressive. For example, you will live in a genuine medieval house with authentic interior decoration or in a stylish baroque manor house with a view of Bruges' landmark: The Belfry.Find an apartment with charm!
In a peaceful cottage or villa on the outskirts of Bruges you will find relaxation and time for yourself and your family. Large gardens and the charming Flemish landscape lure you again and again out of your four walls into the fresh air. Some landlords also offer a breakfast service so that you can start the morning stronger on every day of your holiday.
Vacation in Bruges
Location and orientation
Bruges is a large city in north-eastern Belgium and the capital of the province of West Flanders. The town is particularly worth seeing, because the historical town centre with its origins in the Middle Ages is still extraordinarily well preserved. In the Old Town you will find most of the sights, such as the Belfry of Bruges or the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Numerous canals, the so-called Reien, flow through Bruges.
Travelers and Activities
For your children, a holiday in a vacation rental in Bruges is a unique experience: the medieval town centre sends you on an exciting journey through time together, at Minnewater you can observe the magnificent swans and the Frietmuseum is also a good tip for a potato excursion as a museum on the subject of French fries. To round off your holiday, a boat trip will take you to a whole new world of Bruges.Bruges for medieval fans
Although the Bruges region was settled early on, the rise to a trading metropolis only began by a lucky coincidence in the 12th century. During a North Sea storm surge, a small arm of the lake was formed, which suddenly connected Bruges with the North Sea. Trade with other peoples could flourish. Although the arm of the lake is silted up today, the medieval old town still exists and was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
If you want to get an idea of Bruges before your journey, you should watch the film "Bruges ... The plot thematized the city and some of its sights.
Top 3 travel tips
You must climb 366 steps to enjoy a unique view over Bruges. To do this, climb the Belfry of Bruges. The tower stands at the Grote Markt and can be seen from far away, because it towers above everything. But the Belfried has even more to offer: In addition to a museum, the so-called "Beiaardier" takes care of the sonorous carillon on a daily basis.2nd Brewery De Halve Maan
Belgian beer has been brewed at Halve Maan for over 150 years in the family tradition. The brewery also has a beer museum. Guided tours are offered daily in English, French or Dutch, a German-speaking tour is possible on request. At the end of your visit you enjoy beers like "Straffe Hendrik" with a good meal.3 The Holy Blood Procession on Ascension Day
On Ascension Day, the Holy Blood procession passes through Bruges. Hundreds of disguised people are involved in the popular parade, which deals with the history of Bruges and the Old and New Testaments. At the end an ampoule with a few drops of Jesus Christ's blood is carried past the spectators. It was given to Bruges in the Middle Ages by a count from the Flanders. For the rest of the year the relic remains in the Holy Blood Basilica, which is also worth seeing.