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- 't Zand Square
- St. Jans Hospitaal - Hans Memling Museum
- Sint-Salvador Cathedral
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Historically one of the biggest centers of commerce in the world, Bruges is a place where modern commerce and centuries of history collide. If you are planning a visit to Belgium's own Venice of the North, Venere is here to make your trip planning go smoothly. With our selection of partner Bruges hotels, you will be able to find a convenient place to stay in Bruges no matter what your price range and needs are. Each of our location listings include ratings from previous visitors, so that you know what to expect from each hotel before you get there and can make an informed decision. Venere also provides photos and maps of each hotel to make the process of choosing a hotel even easier, and ensuring you are armed with the information to find the location that will make your stay in Bruges as comfortable and convenient as possible. So why wait? Check our listings for Bruges today, and you'll be well on your way to exploring this truly awe-inspiring city.
What's Bruges Like?
A low-lying city that was for centuries one of the most vital commercial hubs in Europe, it is no surprise that Bruges contains a wealth of architectural and artistic history. The Gothic-styled Basilica of the Holy Blood is worth seeing on its own architectural merits, and the relic it houses - said to be a vial of the blood of Christ - makes it a popular tourist and pilgrim destination. Onze Lieve Vrouwkerk, also dating from and styled in the Gothic manner, houses the tombs of Charles and Mary of Burgundy, whose royal dnyasty once reigned over much of what is now Belgium. The city itself is, like Venice, known for its intricate canals; the Dijver canal is one of the more prominent, and leads directly to Markt square in the city's historic centre, along with the tower there. Bruges is home to many galleries, as well. The Groeninge Museum is primarily dedicated to artists and sculptors who plied their trade in Bruges over the centuries. But Bruges has two other, more specialized museums also: Brewery De Halve Maan, which in addition to being a brewery is a beer museum, and The Friet Museum, dedicated to the history and development of the food most commonly known as fries or chips. Thanks to Venere's listing of Bruges hotels, you'll find it easy to explore these spots and more.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bruges
Bruges has a very agreeable climate, and is easy to navigate via foot or bus, but amongst the locals the humble bicycle is most popular, and pedestrians are expected to stay out of their way. Given the city's location and history, language barriers are lower here than in most other places, but do be sensitive to the rather deep divide between Flanders and Wallonia - Bruges is in Flanders and Dutch is more common there than French. Assuming you avoid that mistake, Bruges residents are extremely helpful, and can be of great help if you plan on seeking out spots to eat or drink outside of common tourist areas. While you can find almost anything in Bruges, the beer, chocolate, seafood, and frites are all worthwhile, and the first two offer plenty of opportunity to bring a few tastes of Belgium home with you once your visit is over. There is plenty to enjoy in Bruges, perhaps too much to experience all in one go, especially for food, but with Venere's selection of Bruges hotels you will have a comfortable stay no matter what.