Bruges is not only one of the most romantic cities of Europe, it is also referred to be the `Venice of the North`. The historic city center is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 2000. Most of the medieval architecture is still intact which makes it one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe.
Between April and September is the best time to visit Bruges. You will have the best weather and more opportunities to do all the outdoorsy stuff without getting soaked from Belgian rainstorms.
Catch a boat and cruise along the canals of Bruges. Breathe in all the history and beauty of the city. View the medieval architecture from another dimension.
Walk around, hand-in-hand on the small cobbled streets which will take you back hundreds of years ago. Most of the architectural constructions are really old but well kept and are in a very good condition.
Do a brewery and taste the real Bruges beers. There are a couple of breweries around Bruges but we have 1 absolute favourite. It is located next to the water, the beer are delicious and the view is even better. Brewery Bourgogne des Flandres
If you are travelling on a budget like us, you can go to the supermarket for some snacks and wine and have a picnic at the water. Drinking in public is allowed everywhere in Belgium as long as you clean up your rubbish.
Go back in time and visit the Begijnhof. It is an early vestige of medieval feminism started in 1245. The many daffodils blooming during springtime make this place really romantic.
Share a real Belgian waffle with your partner-in-crime.
Go to the beach
Spend the day at the beach in Knokke or Zeebrugge. It's nothing like the beach in Australia of course but the beach is always a romantic day out.
Visit the the hotel with the underground ruins. Not many people know about this place and that is the most beautiful thing about it. Walk into to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and ask the reception if you can go for a little peek. In the basement you will find the old foundations of the St. Donation's Church built in 950 AD which later became a cathedral in the 16th century.
Wait until the sun starts to set and wander around Bruges a little more. You will see that Bruges gets incredibly romantic when all the city lights go on.
We feel very lucky to be living so close to such a beautiful and unique city. That is also the reason why we like to share our thoughts and recommendations for a beautiful city trip to Bruges. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to contact us through the contact page. We are happy to help wherever we can.