Scenes from Brugge


Brugge is a beautiful city containing a medieval streets of cobblestone, meandering canals, gabled houses, and magnificent squares. Brugge will bear the title of Cultural Capital of Europe during the year 2002.

Brugge began as a Gallo-Roman settlement in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. It acquired its name at the beginning of the 9th century from the Norse word, "Bryggia", which means "landing place" or "quayside"

Today, Brugge is filled with cafes, churches, museums, and most of all canals. It is known as a leading contender as Europe's most romantic town. Tours are available by boat, horse and carriage, and bus. At the tourist center, you can also pick up a booklet with walking tours. The walking tours are great.

Brugge is also well-known for its lace. We went and saw some ladies making lace in the old fashion manner. It was amazing watching how quickly the hands move!

Brugge City Hall in the Burg Brugge City Hall in the Burg The Basilica of the Holy Blood Altar in The Basilica of the Holy Blood The Government Palace
The Belfry of Brugge The Belfry of Brugge The Market (Markt) Steenstraat just off The Markt The Market (Markt)
One of Brugge's many canals One of Brugge's many canals The Jerusalem Church The Jerusalem Church Making lace at the Lace Centre
The Lace Centre Birthplace of the Flemish poet Guido Gezelle Sint-Janhuismolen Bonne Chiere Mill St. Anna's Church
This is supposed to be the oldest bridge in Brugge One of Brugge's many canals A side street The Kasteel Minnewater The Kasteel Minnewater
The Lake of Love A duck in The Lake of Love A swan in a canal St. John's Hospital One of Brugge's many canals
Tour Boats put away for the night Hot Air Balloon over Brugge


Links
Official Brugge Site
Brugge Home Page
Brugge - #1 Tourist Spot in Belgium



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