Brugge, Belgium

Ah, Bruges, “The Venice of the North”! What a great city to visit and photograph. Its architecture favors the pictures and is a delight for the eye!

Only one hour by train from Brussels, Bruges is always flooded with tourists, but never so crowded that one can’t find a nice, cozy place in a pub for a cold beer.

I’ve been to Brugge 3 times and each time I discovered new places, quiet little streets along the canals- away from the the tourist path, houses with cats in the window! (as I mentioned in my previous post about Ghent) or “interesting” statues – as you can see in the following pictures😉

Don’t forget to visit the Chocolate Museum (Choco Story), which is located not far from the Burg Square. You will learn about the history of chocolate and at the end a well-deserved chocolate making demonstration with free tasting! Yummy!

Enjoy the pictures (with a furry surprise at the end) and let me know if you liked them🙂

Oh well, if it isn't a lovely little chocolate shop!

Oh well, if it isn’t a lovely little chocolate shop!

The Belfry tower, view from Rozenhoedkaai, the most photographed spot in Bruges

The Belfry tower, view from Rozenhoedkaai, the most photographed spot in Bruges

Heaven!

Heaven!

I loved the view of this pigeon sitting peacefully  on the head of the statue.

I loved the view of this pigeon sitting peacefully on the head of the statue.

Peace and quiet along the canals of Bruges

Peace and quiet along the canals of Bruges

Horse and carriage in Bruges, a fun way for sightseeing!

Horse and carriage in Bruges, a fun way for sightseeing!

Boat trip and swans next to The Beguinage

Boat trip and swans next to The Beguinage

Simply beautiful

Simply beautiful

Postcard view from Rozenhoedkaai.

Postcard view from Rozenhoedkaai.

Color explosion. The weather was exceptionally hot that day, and not a cloud in the sky.

Color explosion. The weather was exceptionally hot that day, and not a cloud in the sky.

Bikes, cars and a gorgeus church.

Cosy chairs, cars and a gorgeus church.

How nice must be to live in one of these houses!

How nice must be to live in one of these houses!

Again, beautiful architecture, brick walls and nice roofs.

Again, beautiful architecture, brick walls and nice roofs.

This is the Central Market during summertime.

This is the Central Market during summertime.

Boat trip along the canals and a big line waiting for the next boat.

Boat trip along the canals and a big line waiting for the next boat.

Observe the roofs of these old houses in the city centre!

Observe the roofs of these old houses in the city centre!

Quiet streets, away from tourist path

Quiet streets, away from tourist path

Quiet and beautiful canals during autumn.

Quiet and beautiful canals during autumn.

Quiet and beautiful canals during autumn.

Quiet and beautiful canals during autumn.

This quay is very popular for photography, and it offers one of the most beautiful views of the belfry.

This quay is very popular for photography, and it offers one of the most beautiful views of the belfry.

People waiting in line for a boat trip

People waiting in line for a boat trip

this quay is the most popular place for photography in Bruges

this quay is the most popular place for photography in Bruges

The tower of The Church of Our Lady

The tower of The Church of Our Lady

horse and carriage in Central Market

horse and carriage in Central Market

The Belfry tower in the main square. Here is where they shoot some scenes of movie "In Bruges". Good movie, I liked it!

The Belfry tower in the main square. Here is where they shoot some scenes of movie “In Bruges”. Good movie, I liked it!

The Belfry Tower- detail

The Belfry Tower- detail

A Christmas market

A Christmas market

the tower of the Church of Our Lady

the tower of the Church of Our Lady

Everywhere you go, there's a beautiful sight.

Everywhere you go, there’s a beautiful sight.

Everywhere you go, there's a beautiful sight

Everywhere you go, there’s a beautiful sight

The Church of Our Lady

The Church of Our Lady

The Church of Our Lady

The Church of Our Lady

The belfry tower, view from Central Market

The belfry tower, view from Central Market

Each beer has it's own special glass to be served in. Interesting!

Each beer has it’s own special glass to be served in. Interesting!

More beers on display

More beers on display

Beautiful lit and decorated houses in Central Market before Christmas.

Beautiful lit and decorated houses in Central Market before Christmas.

Provinciaal Hof, a gothic style Court Building in Bruges

Provinciaal Hof, a gothic style Court Building in Bruges

And, to finish this post how I started...They are really beautiful these belgian cats, and this one seems very used to be being admired

And, to finish this post how I started…They are really beautiful these belgian cats, and this one seems very used to be being admired

Belgian cats staying in the window. Big, beautiful and lazy.

Belgian cats staying in the window. Big, beautiful and lazy.