Bruges Christmas Market in the beautiful historical old town
Bruges (Brugge) is the city that if you’re travelling to the Be-ne-lux, you need to place on your travel “must see” list of cities in this part of Europe.
It’s a magical city all year round. Lots of history is in every street and building.
It’s even more interesting to come here in the wintertime, as the overall look becomes pretty close to what you’ve undoubtedly seen on the best-looking winter holiday postcards.
Christmas is when Bruges, a medieval and ancient centre of Belgium, becomes a beautiful Christmas-decorated holiday destination in Belgium.
It’s not just the city that will blow you away with its spectacular architecture; you’ll also fall in love with its holiday atmosphere.
Dates for Bruges Christmas Market and Winter Glow
Bruges Christmas market is usually open from around November 25 to some days into January each year.
The entrance is free to all, except there’s a small fee for those who want to enjoy ice skating on the ice rink.
Belgium, famous for its food, will also offer several different treats to visitors, starting with warm waffles and a hot chocolate that will warm everyone up.
Like every other market, the one in Bruges also has all kinds of handy crafts you can buy and take home as a reminder of a wonderful time spent in this city in Belgium.
And let us don’t forget the famous Belgium beer, of course!
If you’re visiting this city, it’s a great opportunity to find some great pubs and enjoy the taste of the finest beers in the area.
You will find the main Christmas market in the city centre, on Market Square.
While Bruges is full of interesting and unique little markets that unify this city into one big celebration.
You can stay very contented at the four-star hotel Jan Brito, a hotel near the city centre and just 500 metres from the famous Market Square.
They have comfortable beds, a good breakfast, nice rooms, and the friendly staff provides excellent service.
The hotel is a beautiful old building with elegant period-style furnishings and modern touches that make your stay pleasant.
There are many other hotels as well worth a look.
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More about Belgium
As well as being the international headquarters of the European Union and NATO, Belgium’s capital, Brussels, is a centre of style, art and design.
The ornate and opulent Grand Place (Grote Markt) is not to be missed.
Nor are the trendy bars and restaurants with their fab food and an amazing assortment of beer.
It’s a small country, and towns are easily accessible, so it’s a great opportunity to visit the medieval old villages with their Flemish Renaissance architecture.
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