Travel Questions and Answers Bruges - Belgium
FAQ Bruges - Belgium
Below are all Frequently Asked Questions about Bruges in Belgium. Top questions.
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- How to get to Bruges
- Parking in Bruges
- Shopping in Bruges
- Where to stay in Bruges
- Example FAQ's about Bruges
- How far is Brussels from Bruges ?
- How to get to Bruges from Paris ?
- Eurostar train from London to Bruges ?
- Best way to Amsterdam from Bruges ?
- Bruges in a day ?
- Parking in Bruges ?
- Can you recommend an hotel in Bruges ?
Where is Bruges located ?
Bruges is located in northwest of Belgium, and is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flandres in the Flemish region of Belgium. Bruges is situated 15 km of the Belgian coast. The medieval center is one of the most beautiful in Europe.
How far is Brussels from Bruges ?
Brussels is located 56 miles or 90 km, driving time is 1 hour.
How far is Ghent from Bruges ?
Ghent is located 30 minutes by car from Bruges. Distance is 26 miles or 42 kilometers.
How far is Bruges from Amsterdam ?
Amsterdam is located in the Netherlands and 106 miles or 170 km away from Bruges in Belgium.
How far is Paris from Bruges ?
The distance between Paris in France and Bruges in Belgium is 167 miles or 269 kilometres.
How do you get to Bruges from Brussels ? from Brussels National airport?
Take the train to railway Station Brussels North (Bruxelles Nord - Brussel Noord), look for trains heading to Ostend (Oostende) or Blankenberge, Train from Brussels to Bruges runs a few times per hour, no reservations is needed. Travel time takes 1 hour.
Train from Paris to Bruges? Bus ?
Take Thalys train from Paris Nord to Brussels. In Brussels, the Thalys arrives at Brussel Zuid (Bruxelles Midi). From there, take another train heading to Ostend or Blankenberge, it's less than an hour to Brugge. You can reserve tickets at www.thalys.com but not for the train from Brussels to Bruges. It isn't possible to reserve seats on trains within Belgium. You could also take the Eurolines bus from Paris to Ghent (or to Bruxelles) if you are looking for a cheaper option for the Thalys train. Once you are in Ghent (or in Bruxelles) you could take the national railroad (b-rail) to Bruges.
Best way to Amsterdam from Bruges ?
Train is the way to go. The train from Brugge to Amsterdam goes via Antwerp (not Brussels). Depending at which time you take the train, it's a 3 hr 45 minute - 4 hr trip. Train is by far the best option.
Eurostar Train from London to Bruges?
Eurostar arrives in Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station. Take train with final destination Knokke/Blankenberge or Oostende, those always stop in Bruges. Regional trains run pretty much every half hour and there are no reservations possible but you should not have difficulty in getting a seat.
Best way to get to Bruges from Amsterdam ?
Take train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Train Station. From antwerp take train to Bruges.
Travelling from Charleroi airport to Bruges ?
Take the bus to Charleroi train station, then take the train to Brussels, then change to a train going to Brugge. There is also a direct bus between Brussels South Charleroi Airport and the Bruges train station, take a look at www.charleroi-airport.com
Is one canal boat tour company cheaper than the other?
There are 5 places to get on the boats. Prices are all the same. The excursion is about an half an hour, and shows you the most beautiful places in Bruges. If you stay in a hotel in Bruges, they might give you a Welcome@Bruges card, which gives you a discount on several attractions, like for the boats
Bruges in a day ?
Brugge is not very big and it can easily be done in a day, but we recommend at least two days. All the main attractions in Brugge are walkable. Enjoy both the market and town squares as the architecture there is wonderful. Beyond that visit the Church or Our Lady for a look at Michelangelo's Madonna and Child, the Begijnhof, climb to the top of the Belfort for a magnificent view of the city, take a canal cruise and eat some good chocolate and Belgian waffles with strawberries. St. Jan's Hospital and Memling Museum are also worth a stop.
Where can I hire a bicycle in Bruges ?
Cycles can be rented from De Ketting, Gentpoortstraat 23 (tel: (050) 344196) and Popelier, Mariastraat 26 (tel: (050) 343262) as well as many hotels.
Which language do they speak in Bruges ?
The local language is Dutch (Flemish if you prefer, but it's the same thing). After that they would prefer to speak English to foreigners, not French. Nearly everyone speaks English.
Parking in Bruges ?
Take a look at www.brugge.be. Information about parking your car in Bruges. Tip : Park outside the walls or head for the main rail station and use the underground parking.
Shopping in Bruges ?
The main shopping streets are situated between Markt square and the old city gates. The most known street is "Steenstraat" (stone street). You will find the best selection of shops in Bruges centred around the busy shopping street of Steenstraat, next to the Grote Markt, Kemelstraat and Zilverstraat. Check out also the shops lining the Geldmuntstraat, the Mariastraat, the Muntpoort and the Oude Burg. Most shops (except really touristy ones) close for lunch between noon - 2 p.m.
Best Chocolatier in Bruges ?
There are a a lot of chocolatiers in Bruges but which one is the best is difficult to say. But we can recommend you Van Oost in the "Wollestraat" and The Chocolate Line from Dominque Persoone. Take a look at www.brugsechocoladegilde.be for more information.
Best Souvenir in Bruges ?
Belgian chocolate, antique and handmade Belgian lace are the best souvenirs when visiting Bruges.
Can you recommend an hotel in Bruges ?
Bruges offer high quality and fantastic hotels. Take a look at top rates hotels in Bruges, compare different hotels based on guest review scores. Look for accommodation rated wih excellent reviews submitted by customers after their stay at Bruges hotels.