Bruges is a compact city and can be explored by on foot, boats or carriages. Although there are many things to explore in the city, from Market square or Grote Markt, historian Bruges, canal boat tour, Groeninge museum and to devour most delicious Belgian chocolates or waffles. So start your day early and follow the quick guide to Bruges, to soak in everything in a day.
To give a quick start to the day, there are numerous brunch and breakfast restaurants in Bruges, to keep you full for the day. The breakfast is the joy to your palate at a cozy cafe. So if you are craving for some of the most delicious bagels then Sanserveria Bagels along, is the place you should head to. Another is the Gingerbread Tea Room, with its fluffy decorations and motivational quote signs throughout the place, you would feel warm and relaxed before ordering your breakfast. Also, Blackbird Breakfast Lunch Cake Bruges, the Gulliver Tree, That's Toast are some of the best places in Bruges for breakfast.
There is something mystical about the market square, the intricate architecture and exquisite buildings still standing high, despite the bombing in world war 2 makes this place unique in itself. It's here you will see brightly colored step-gabled houses, which are now turned into restaurants and cafes. So if you are in Bruges for a day, then a quick visit to mesmerize the true beauty of Bruges, do make a visit to Market Square.
If you are into architecture and love exploring the historic works, then taking a stroll through the town hall will be a delight to your eyes. The Gothic architecture, which dates back from 1376, is one of the oldest buildings in the countries. It is very convenient to go through here, as the Town Hall is on Burg Square adjacent to the church of the Holy Blood.
Exploring the city through canals is the most amazing experience one can have in Bruges, to get the sight of the most popular locations and corners. Also, visit Bruges would be incomplete if you haven’t taken the canal tour. The captain on the boat will take you through different angles and will explain the history of Bruges and buildings you see along.
Bruges is famous for their handcrafted beers, they have some of the most amazing breweries, which serves you the myriad of freshly brewed beers. So if you are a beer lover, then don’t miss the chance to grab the perfect beer. One of the breweries for the perfect black ale is Bourgogne des Flandres, which is a must visit.
There is nothing like Belgian chocolates, and the varieties you will get here is nowhere else. So trying the chocolates in Bruges and their most famous waffles with the myriad of toppings will make you drool over it.
In the night Bruges become all the more beautiful, with all the castles and forts lighten up, and the colorful lights in the arcade give an altogether different experience to cherish. So if you are in Bruges for a day, this quick guide to Bruges will help you in making the most of your trip.