Bruges – The Venice of the North


Bruges is a Belgian city in the region of Flanders. It is known as the Venice of the North, for its numerous canals that are  scattered through the city.

The city is one of the main Belgian tourist destinations, and is a very good destination for a weekend ‘getaway‘.

We visited Bruges the first day we arrived in Belgium, and found a very friendly, very clean, charming city with a few monuments.

The city has many bike paths and bicycles, and there are almost no garbage and no dustbin, they work with a garbage collection system, and every day people leave the garbage bags outside their house.

What to visit?


The biggest attraction of Bruges in our view is undoubtedly its canals, which are very beautiful and that are found all over the city. There are points better known than others, but overall they all deserve a walk trought.

In the warmer months, we recomend to take one of the several boat trips in the canals to see Bruges in a different prespective .

The Market square

The market square is the main square of Bruges, where the city clock tower of 83m is located and where other important buildings are. There are many typical colored houses, and it is where the tourist information center is located. If you want you can go to the top of the Tower or visit one of the museums of the area.

Bruges - Belgium


Minnewater is a lake near the center of Bruges, known for the name ” lake of love ”, and one of the most romantic places in the city.

Bruges - Belgium


It is a religious site in the center of Bruges, it is a kind of citadel with an interior garden, inhabited by priests of the order of St. Benedict. There is a museum, many typical houses with white facades, and great tranquility.


  For those visiting Belgium, Bruges is an almost obligatory stop, and is definitely worth a visit. Out of curiosity, it was the only town until today where we saw wild rabbits walking through the city parks.


To spend the night by motorhome:

Bruges: 51 ° 12’54.1 “N 3 ° 12’53.6” E

Only for overnight, 5min walk from the city center.

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