Waffles, Water and a Leisurely Wander in Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Bruges

What weekends are for. A short trip to one of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe and a chance to wander the beautiful medieval town of Bruges. It was my first visit and it won’t be my last. Pretty little cobbled streets, red tiled roofs, canals, and tempting shop windows greeted us and the more we explored the more enchanted we became.  A perfect place to wander. To shop. To act like a tourist and take a horse drawn carriage ride, or a trip down the waterways on a boat. To take your time. There’s absolutely no rush. So eat a waffle, drink a warm gluhwein and take it all in.

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

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Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

The Christmas market (from November 25th to 1st January) is situated on Market Square and on Simon Stevinplein where there is also an ice rink. It’s mostly food stalls in the latter but on market square you can buy gifts, cheeses, pates, jewellery, woolly hats and toys.

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    joe

    January 9, 2017

    great post, great site

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      deardesigner

      January 9, 2017

      Thank you. 🙂

  2. Reply

    Jen

    December 8, 2016

    Beautiful images Carole, I’ve never been either but photos like this might just change my mind.

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      deardesigner

      December 8, 2016

      Thanks Jen. I think you’d like it there 🙂

  3. Reply

    Stephanie

    December 6, 2016

    What a beautiful place to visit, I love all the stunning buildings. I love a goo Christmas market!

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      deardesigner

      December 7, 2016

      I’d definitely recommend it Stephanie 🙂

  4. Reply

    cate

    November 30, 2016

    I’ve never been to Bruges but your lovely photos make me want to visit, it looks like a very charming place! X

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      December 1, 2016

      It was beautiful Cate. I’d recommend it for a romantic weekend break. x

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    Fresh Design Blog

    November 30, 2016

    What a fab trip down memory lane your post is – I love it there and you’ve captured so many of the places and views I remember so well. I’ve not been at Christmas, but it must be a gorgeous place to shop for gifts.

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      deardesigner

      November 30, 2016

      It was the perfect winter destination. Just wish I’d been there longer 🙂

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    Geraldine

    November 30, 2016

    How wonderful. We’re off to the Christmas markets soon too x

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      deardesigner

      November 30, 2016

      Have a lovely time xx

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    Kate

    November 30, 2016

    It looks, and sounds, absolutely blissful Carole! Such a lovely thing to do to get in the festive spirit 🙂

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      deardesigner

      November 30, 2016

      It was Kate. And so un-hurried. Not like normal Christmas shopping! x

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