Why holidays in Bruges?
Bruges, in Belgium, has been described as the Venice of the North because of its picturesque canals, and indeed Bruges in its own way rivals Venice herself in beauty. Many people automatically assume that because Brussels is home to EU bureaucracy the whole place must be dull, but this is far from being the case. Bruges especially is beautifully preserved, and looks like a fairytale medieval town with its walls, spires, cobbled streets, and neat canals with their quaint little bridges. The centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What to see in Bruges
With Bruges holidays from easyJet you can explore what is effectively a perfectly preserved medieval town with its town walls and winding canals, half-timbered houses and historic centre. From the top of the iconic belfry in the market square you get a breathtaking view across the town and surrounding countryside, and can appreciate what a uniquely beautiful place this is.
With holidays in Bruges you have easy access to the famous Bredene Beach, which is famous because it is Belgium’s first and only nudist beach. So feel free to strip off, but at the same time you can keep your trunks on in a separate area so this beach is truly egalitarian.
With holidays to Bruges you can take easy trips to nearby places of interest once you have had a good look around Bruges itself. Antwerp, Ghent, Lieges, Brussels, and Ostend are all fairly close and each of these historic cities has more than enough attractions to keep you occupied. Find more Bruges attractions here.
The Markt, or market square, is crammed with busy restaurants and bars that serve everything from mussels and frites to traditional Flemish Beef Stew, Belgian Waffles, and a range of beer-based dishes such as Carbonnades Flamandes.
Bruges is small and compact, which is one of its attractions, but the night-life is varied and busy. There are small pubs along winding cobbled streets for a sociable pint, or if you prefer cocktails and dancing there are several popular spots for this. Just follow the students, who seem best at sniffing out cheap but buzzing venues. You should of course not miss the oldest pub in this old town – Cafe Vlissinghe, built in 1515.
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easyJet Holidays to Bruges
Cheap Bruges holidays are perfect for those looking for great historic attractions in a beautiful little town that can be walked around easily and serves up some of the best food and drink on the Continent. Save money by booking your flights and hotel together with easyJet Holidays, and taking day trips to nearby places of interest, of which there is no shortage.
Looking for a holiday elsewhere in Belgium? Find information on Brussels city breaks or a holiday in Antwerp.