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What to see in Bruges

Bruges Attractions

There is no end to Bruges's charms, as visitors can have fun simply wandering the streets between attractions, enjoying the swans floating in the canals, and the restored medieval buildings lining the cobbled lanes. The winding streets are flanked by gorgeous facades and churches, and among them are a collection of museums housing some of the country's finest art, notably the Stadhuis and the Groeninge Museum.

A must-see for visitors to Europe, the entire historic centre has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bruges is also known as the 'Venice of the North' and, as such, attracts many romantics to its intimate streets and canals; the graceful ambience of its ancient buildings provides the perfect backdrop for a special weekend away. For a spectacular view of Bruges over the red-tiled roofs, the more energetic can climb the 366 stairs of the central bell tower.

Bruges Diamond Museum

Bruges has a long history of diamond polishing, going back to 1450 when local goldsmith Lodewijk van Berquem invented the modern technique of using diamond powder on a rotating…

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Choco-Story Museum

Chocolate lovers can't take a holiday to Bruges without stopping at the Choco-Story Museum, which details the history of chocolate dating back to the Aztecs and Mayans in 250 BC,…

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Groeninge Museum

Considered one of Bruges's best museums, the Groeninge Museum houses a large collection of fine art going back to the 15th century, including works by famous Flemish painters Jan…

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