As one of the most well-preserved cities in Belgium, Bruges is one stop that anyone touring the great country should not miss. There are plenty of things to see and do in this picture perfect, yet compact city, regardless of your interests. With a car rental, enjoying many of these attractions during your time in Bruges will be easily done.
Bruges is one of the coolest cities in Belgium. Even summer months are relatively cool, with temperature highs sitting around 21 degrees. Rainfall is also common in Bruges, with an average of 8 inches a month falling in the city. You’ll need to ensure that you pack accordingly for the weather before you head out. A lightweight sweater should keep you snug when temperatures aren’t the best.
Another must while visiting Bruges: stay a spell. Bruges offers so many interesting attractions and special events throughout the year one can enjoy grasp the full impact of what is being offered with an itinerary that extends two to three days.
As you are probably aware, Belgium is well-known for their chocolate. In the country some of the very best, melt-in-your mouth delicious chocolate is created. Visiting the Choco-Story Museum is an attraction in Bruges that can fulfill your chocolate needs. Open daily, this museum shows displays telling how cocoa turns into amazing chocolate, with samples available after the tour.
Basilica of the Holy Blood is another attraction open each day. The church houses what is said to be a vial of blood from Jesus Christ, and is built in gorgeous Gothic style. The Grote market and Belfry Climb takes you 366 steps to the top of a high tower for the most spectacular of views of the city, combined with a chance to hear the bells ring as you are close.
A visit to the Towne Hall is also a fantastic offering in Bruges. Built in 1376, the city of Bruges has been governed from this building from more than 700 years, providing great historical value to anyone who desires.
Minnewater Lake sits in Bruges, an amazing day-trip for the entire family to appreciate. Minnewater Lake offers a tranquil, peaceful setting perfect any time of the year when you are searching for a bit of outdoor fun.
These are only a few of the things that you can find to do in Bruges, and with the assistance of a rental car, all of these attractions, as well as the numerous others, are easy to include on your trip.