Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bruges - Venice of the North

Our original itinerary did not feature Belgium. However, we ended up there due to strong recommendations from our London cousins and we were thankful indeed. The 3 hours train ride from Amsterdam was well worth it.

Apart from being a picturesque little medieval town surrounded by canals, it had original flemish architecture to offer. Colourful narrow alleyways with an array of houses and UNESCO heritage-listed big market square filled this town.
As many have witnessed to-date, the view from Rozenhoedkaai was the most stunning.
We also could not have left without some yummy Belgium chocolates and hesitantly paid tourist prices for it!
En route from the station

Beguinage Bridge

Background of tower of Church of our Lady & The Belfry