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Bruges Canals No wonder this city is called the Venice of the north...

Bruges Canals No wonder this city is called the Venice of the north...

Christmas in Bruges, Belgium  With cobbled streets, medieval buildings and pretty canals, Bruges is one of the most fairytale-perfect cities for a Christmas market.

Christmas in Bruges, Belgium With cobbled streets, medieval buildings and pretty canals, Bruges is one of the most fairytale-perfect cities for a Christmas market.

Morning Canal, Bruges, Belgium  http://www.travelandtransitions.com/destinations/destination-advice/europe/

Morning Canal, Bruges, Belgium http://www.travelandtransitions.com/destinations/destination-advice/europe/

Step back in time: travel to Bruges and discover the most delightful little city of canals and bridges, medieval Flemish architecture and higgldy-piggledy cobbled streets. Often compared to Venice for its canals, Bruges also has a Florentine touch, evident in its Renaissance flamboyance thanks to a properous period in the 16th century.

Step back in time: travel to Bruges and discover the most delightful little city of canals and bridges, medieval Flemish architecture and higgldy-piggledy cobbled streets. Often compared to Venice for its canals, Bruges also has a Florentine touch, evident in its Renaissance flamboyance thanks to a properous period in the 16th century.

So many places still to see!  Top 25 Cities in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014 - Condé Nast Traveler

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So many places still to see! Top 25 Cities in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014 - Condé Nast Traveler

Readers' Rating: 85.132This perfectly preserved city traces its architectural splendor to the 12th  to 15th centuries, when much of the old city was built. A city of canals, Bruges is often referred to as "the Venice of the North." Although a wonderful and well-known collection of art-filled churches and museums exists (find Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child at the Church of Our Lady), a less obvious but equally compelling destination is the Frietmuseum on Vlamingstraat, which describes…

The 20 Best Cities in Europe - Photos

Readers' Rating: 85.132This perfectly preserved city traces its architectural splendor to the 12th to 15th centuries, when much of the old city was built. A city of canals, Bruges is often referred to as "the Venice of the North." Although a wonderful and well-known collection of art-filled churches and museums exists (find Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child at the Church of Our Lady), a less obvious but equally compelling destination is the Frietmuseum on Vlamingstraat, which describes…

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The 10 Best Cities in Europe:  BRUGES, This perfectly preserved city traces its architectural splendor to the 12th to 15th centuries, when much of the old city was built. A city of canals, Bruges is often referred to as "the Venice of the North." A  wonderful and well-known collection of art-filled churches and museums exists including Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child at The Church of Our Lady.

The 20 Best Cities in Europe - Photos

The 10 Best Cities in Europe: BRUGES, This perfectly preserved city traces its architectural splendor to the 12th to 15th centuries, when much of the old city was built. A city of canals, Bruges is often referred to as "the Venice of the North." A wonderful and well-known collection of art-filled churches and museums exists including Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child at The Church of Our Lady.

Canal boats in Bruges, Belgium

Brilliant Bruges: A trip to Belgium's city of canals, culture and chocolate

Along the Den Dyver canal, Bruges is a European town that's charmingly frozen in time. Hotel De Orangerie (Belgium) - Jetsetter

Along the Den Dyver canal, Bruges is a European town that's charmingly frozen in time. Hotel De Orangerie (Belgium) - Jetsetter

Groene Rei ("green canal" in Flemish), Bruges, Belgium. You can see the arcs on the building which are typical for the Gothic architectural style.

Groene Rei ("green canal" in Flemish), Bruges, Belgium. You can see the arcs on the building which are typical for the Gothic architectural style.