When I went to Bruges I had no idea what to expect. As travelling experiences go I have to say this fairytale town was pretty spectacular. Since I had left it to my boyfriend, Aaron, to plan away I was going in blind. The only thing I really knew about Bruges was that In Bruges was filmed there with Colin Farrell. We arrived to the cute little Belgian town with an open plan and did it ever treat us well! We even saw snow when we were leaving this little gem of a town! So pretty.
5 Experiences You Need To Have In Bruges
Chocolate dipped waffle – This was heaven on a stick! It was soooo good I don’t even think I let Aaron try a bite. I got mine dipped in chocolate honey (yes chocolate infused with honey) and had it rolled in hazelnut sprinkles! Love at first sight! I almost when back for seconds.. In hind sight I should have because who knows when I’m going to eat one of those delicious sticks of happiness again!
Climb the steep stairs of the Belfry Tower – I do not understand going up things. I really don’t. Like yay, you’re high, but the journey up the bell tower in Bruges was half the fun! When I say the stairs are steep I mean steep! Like the smart cookie I am I wore heels and almost slipped a few times but with some luck and a moment in a corner I made it to the top! Just in time for the bell to ring. It’s something you can cross of your “Bruges” list.
Eat some food at Markt Square – In the morning there is a local market that takes up the square so be sure to try some home made food and desserts! The pastries smell amazing as an added bonus.
Try some Belgian chocolate – You’re in Belgium, you’re in Bruges, it’s time to try out the amazing chocolate! There are chocolate shops everywhere around the canals so pop in and try some of their handcrafted treats. Most come in cute containers like easter eggs or heart tins! Mine didn’t survive the trip home. I blame late night munchies.
Cruise around the canal – One of the best experiences you can have is to go along the canals. I know it’s such a tourist thing to do you’re a tourist, it’s okay to act like one sometimes. Enjoy the surrounding of the little fairytale town on a little boat and take it in! Few things can be cuter than being in a cute town, with cute canals, and being surrounded by cute swans.