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Belfort - Brugge, Belgium

The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses a treasure-chamber, an impressive clock mechanism and a carillon with 47 silvertoned bells.Your reward after a climb up the tower’s 366 stairs is a breathtaking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings

Belfort - Brugge, Belgium

Rozenhoedkaai - Brugge, Belgium

Summer or winter, morning or evening, sun or rain…Rozenhoedkaai has the enthralling ability to always make a stunning impression.It should come as no surprise that this continuous to be one the most photographed spots in Bruges. Here anyone can create his or her picture perfect postcard of Bruges. Rozenhoedkaai’s sophisticated class makes it the ideal location to pause for a moment and together with your loved one enjoy one of Bruges’ most timeless sceneries.

Rozenhoedkaai - Brugge, Belgium

Beguine's House - Brugge, Belgium

The ‘Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde’ with its whitewashed house fronts, tranquil convent garden and beguinage museum was founded in 1245. Today the nuns of the Order of Saint Benedict inhabit the site. The Beguinage entrance gate closes without fail at 6.30 p.m.

Beguine's House - Brugge, Belgium

Minne Water Bridge - Brugge, Belgium

Minnewater used to be a mooring place for barges which ensured a regular connection between Bruges and Ghent. The place-name Minnewater or 'water of the water sprite’ is derived from the medieval popular belief in 'minnen' or water sprites, which preferably dwelled under bridges. In the south part of Bruges, surrounded by trees and the adjacent Minnewaterpark, you’ll find a small rectangular lake called 'Minnewater' or Lake of Love. The tragic romance of Minna and her warrior love Stromberg has evolved into local legend saying that you will experience eternal love if you walk over the bridge with your mate.

Minne Water Bridge - Brugge, Belgium

Pageant of the Golden Tree - Brugge, Belgium

Since 1958 this pageant is colouring the streets of Bruges, every five years in commemoration of the festivities in 1468 on the occasion of the wedding of Charles The Bold, Count of Flanders and Duke of Burgundy with the English Princess Margareth of York. It was the last glorious event before the inevitable downfall of Bruges wealth.

Pageant of the Golden Tree - Brugge, Belgium

Gothic Hall/Town Hall - Brugge, Belgium

Bruges’ City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Netherlands. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years. An absolute masterpiece is the Gothic Hall with its late 19th-century murals and polychrome vault. The adjoining historic hall calls up the city council’s history with a number of authentic documents and works of art. A multimedia exhibition on the ground floor illustrates the evolution of the Burg square.

Gothic Hall/Town Hall - Brugge, Belgium

Historium - Brugge, Belgium

Neo-Gothic building on the Market Square, where once the Water Halls were the city’s heart. Since 2011, Historium is a walkthrough experience attraction. Its hosts ‘Duvelorium’, a beer café with a terrace with a great view. The attraction is a 5-Senses experience, taking you back to the 15the century, or 1435 to be precise. It guides you through lifelike sets in which film, music and special effects combine to create a magical experience. In this way you will live out an engrossing love story played out in the golden age of Bruges. It is more than seeing and hearing. You can smell and feel how life was in those times.

Historium - Brugge, Belgium

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