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Exploring the Best of Bruges in One Day; Laura Longwell; Travel Addicts

Belgium – Flemish Béguinages

There are so many fun things to do in Bruges, Belgium, even with limited time.

Bruges is gorgeous. Its medieval streets radiate out from attractive squares, there are cobblestones with horses clomping by, and everywhere picturesque and historic buildings invite you to stop for a photo. Exploring Bruges, Belgium, from the water adds a new dimension as the canals pass through historic districts and beside 15th-century mansions. But Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) isn’t just about seeing pretty things—there are tours to take, history to be learned, and plenty of beer to be drunk. While Bruges may be best seen leisurely over two days, it’s possible to see a lot of the city in less time thanks to its compact, walkable nature. If you’re wondering what to do in Bruges in one day, here’s our best list.

People watch in the Market Square

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Autumn in the Flanders; Clio Morichini; Italiani

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Belgium – Flemish Beguinages

A trip across the land of the of the Flemish artists, the cradle of exquisite painting that influenced the Italian Renaissance. The Flanders are teeming with precious gothic towns, magical thanks to the elegance of their buildings and the wealth of their cultural heritage, preserved in museums. A journey through the golden triangle of the Flemish art cities(Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp without skipping Mechelen), among some of the most memorable centers of Northern Europe, is a trip back past the centuries to discover intact medieval beauties, still barely scratched by tourism, that go hand in hand with a thriving economy, a young population (many are university towns) and a strong vocation for fabrics and design, in all its forms.

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