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question signWhere is Bruges located ?

answer signBruges 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.

question signHow far is Brussels from Bruges ?

answer signBrussels is located 56 miles or 90 km, driving time is 1 hour.

question signHow far is Ghent from Bruges ?

answer signGhent is located 30 minutes by car from Bruges. Distance is 26 miles or 42 kilometers.

question signHow far is Bruges from Amsterdam ?

answer signAmsterdam is located in the Netherlands and 106 miles or 170 km away from Bruges in Belgium.

question signHow far is Paris from Bruges ?

answer signThe distance between Paris in France and Bruges in Belgium is 167 miles or 269 kilometres.

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question signHow do you get to Bruges from Brussels ? from Brussels National airport?

answer signTake 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.

question signTrain from Paris to Bruges? Bus ?

answer signTake 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.

question signBest way to Amsterdam from Bruges ?

answer signTrain 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.

question signEurostar Train from London to Bruges?

answer signEurostar 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.

question signBest way to get to Bruges from Amsterdam ?

answer signTake train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Train Station. From antwerp take train to Bruges.

question signTravelling from Charleroi airport to Bruges ?

answer signTake 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

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question signIs one canal boat tour company cheaper than the other?

answer signThere 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

question signBruges in a day ?

answer signBrugge 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.

question signWhere can I hire a bicycle in Bruges ?

answer signCycles can be rented from De Ketting, Gentpoortstraat 23 (tel: (050) 344196) and Popelier, Mariastraat 26 (tel: (050) 343262) as well as many hotels.

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question signWhich language do they speak in Bruges ?

answer signThe 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.

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question signParking in Bruges ?

answer signTake 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.

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question signShopping in Bruges ?

answer signThe 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.

question signBest Chocolatier in Bruges ?

answer signThere 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.

question signBest Souvenir in Bruges ?

answer signBelgian chocolate, antique and handmade Belgian lace are the best souvenirs when visiting Bruges.

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question signCan you recommend an hotel in Bruges ?

answer signBruges 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.

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