Bruges, Belgium

IN BRUGES.

Have you seen that movie? It’s one of my favorites. I remember seeing it when it first came out and being mesmerized by the haunting, sinister architecture of Bruges.

Contrary to the film, Bruges is an absolutely charming and adorable city! I wished I had had at least another day or two in the city. I think I would have skipped a day in Brussels and stayed in Bruges. I had some wonderful recommendations from my good friend Diana including this bar (De Garre), which is a hole-in-the-wall bar at the end of an alley. The beer is 11.5% so they cut you off after 3 drinks…and trust me, you don’t want 3 drinks…you’re feeling it after the first one!

I could go on and on about how much I loved Bruges but I think the photos speak for themselves. Sorry for the excessive amount of photos but really, how do you par down the number of photos to post when you have a city this beautiful?!

Also, next time I come back to this city, I’m bringing my Dad and we’re doing a beer tour of Bruges and then a beer tour of the entire country. Prepare yourself, Dad!

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Michelangelo’s Madonna. One of the few outside of Italy!

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Bruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With WagnerJust for you Mom and Grandma. Seriously, loving this green color.

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Bruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With WagnerDe Halve Maan Brewery. The only family brewery left in Bruges. Founded in 1546.

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Bruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With WagnerView from the other side of the roof

Bruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With WagnerBeer Beer Beer. Bar at De Halve Maan Brewery. Super cool.

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Bruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With Wagneryum yum yum

Bruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With WagnerBruges, Belgium via Wayfaring With WagnerCafe Vlissinghe. Oldest bar in Bruges. Celebrates 500 years next year!

Bruges is such a charming little town and I would highly recommend visiting it! If you’re a fan of yummy food and even better beer, you’ve found your paradise IN BRUGES!

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  • Hey sweetie – Loved this blog and agree that Bruges is charming and very photogenic!! J You are really seeing some beautiful parts of the world…….I’m envious! Looking forward to seeing you next month. Good luck on your exams and papers. Love you – Grandma

  • Oh this is so great. I’m planning on visiting Bruges in the next year and I’ll definitely be returning to this post for your suggestions of places to visit!

  • I’ve never seen the film or been to Bruges, but now I’m desperate to go there! That photo with the bright red building! And that cute little boat on the water. And all the amazing architecture! Overuse of exclamation makrs definitely necessary ;-)

    • You need to watch the movie! Definitely a dark comedy but really good :) Thanks so much for all your sweet words :) It was so hard to narrow down which photos to display because seriously, such a beautiful city!

  • I love that film (any films with dark humour, Ralph Fiennes and comedy dwarves are always gonna be a winner for me(◕‿- )) Your photos are amazing, I’m definitely putting Bruges on my to-do list. Proper fries. And beer. I’m practically drooling. Great work(◠‿◠)

    • Definitely, definitely do a day in Bruges. Honestly, my favorite city in Belgium and one of my favorite cities in all of Europe. Super manageable and great beer (duhhhh, which is super important to me!). I much preferred Bruges over Brussels. Also, make sure to tour the De Halve Maan Brewery (http://www.halvemaan.be/en/home). It is amazing and gives the best view of the city! Have so much fun…I’m so jealous!!! Send me a beer?! xo