Bruges, Belgium summarized
Formerly known as the "chief commercial city" of the world thanks to its port, Burges is the capital and largest city of West Flanders province in the Flemish Region of Belgium. Arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the European continent, Bruges should definitely be included in the list of places to visit. Known today as "The Venice of the North", the city has preserved its historic roots and architecture. The various attractions that this charming place has to offer are an extensive range of historical buildings, museums, churches, canals and streets; all of which are accessible on foot, boat, or horse. Bruges holds many special events every year, making it an extra special time to visit the city. Tourists will find plenty of things to do. Bruges Ballooning is a must try for all visitors. It is truly a marvelous and romantic experience going over the city and its breath taking views of the castles and fields. Chocolate lovers will surely enjoy their stay as the city is known for top quality chocolates. The Grote Market is a must as the 366 steps Belfry climb will provide you with an excellent view of the city. It is also an essential to try the tour boats around the canals providing you with the best introduction to Burges and a view of the city which are otherwise unreachable.
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Those were the famous words of the well-known singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist artist from the city of distinguished canals, medieval buildings, and archaic cobbled streets, Bruges (Dutch: Brugge). Located in the north-west part of the country, it is the largest city and capital of Belgium. The place has scenic city sights and is famed for ancient bridges and medieval churches. Besides, there are elegant towers, picturesque canals, and beautiful market squares that remain unadulterated for many centuries now. For those considering to take a break in this Flemish capital, here's the list of some of the finest luxury, boutique, and cheap hotels in the city to offer you a pleasant and fun-filled stay.
Budget Stays in Bruges
Being a place of historic significance, as marked by the UNESCO, it is best to stay in the central part of the city. The ibis Bruges Centrum hotel '• positioned just a few minutes walking distance from the railway station'• is considered amongst some of the best Bruges hotels for its proximity to some of the important landmarks of the city, including the Belfry Tower, Lake of Love Minnewater, and the Church of Our Lady. Other excellent choices of cheap hotels are Hotel Jacobs Bruges, Hotel Jacobs Bruges, and Hotel Martin's Bruges. All the properties are located close to the key tourist attractions and present the pleasure to relax and sleep in the charming area while waking up to the chirpy songs of birds and rising sun hitting the rooftops of the city.
What About Luxury Hotels in Bruges?
Travelers hunting to indulge in extravagance of this glorious city of medieval interests, opt for Hotel Prinsenhof. Known as the pearl of Bruges hotels, this stylish and attractive place is beautifully hidden behind an old mansion, which artistically combines comfort with an authentic charisma. Its large cosy rooms with elaborate decorations and top-class hospitality are certainly the major highlights that distinguish this property from other famous hotels. Other prestigious names in the list are Grand Hotel Casselbergh, The Orangerie, and Hotel Dukes' Palace. All the mentioned hotels are the historical pride of the city in their own way. The properties have spacious family rooms, elegant suites, and luxury accommodations that uniquely combine authentic elegance with contemporary comfort to reflect the historic and cultural splendour of Bruges.
Boutique and Independent Hotels in Bruges
Dive into the oasis of comfort of a private home; enjoy your stay in Bruges with Guesthouse Bonifacius. Wide airy rooms decorated with objects d'art, stunning antiques, and exquisite fabrics '• you would love to stay cocooned in your intimate nest. Pand Hotel Small Luxury Hotel, Hotel Ter Duinen, Hotel Heritage - Relais & Chateaux, and Hotel de Orangerie are other wonderful boutique hotels in this enchanting town. Visit Bruges and breathe its captivating history while enjoying the comforts of its luxury facilities!