Friday, 24 January 2014

Bruges: A View from Canal Level


Almost the first thing we did, upon arrival in Bruges, was to hop on one of the many boats for a tour of the canals. We arrived in the morning (after a brief stop in Brussels for breakfast) and our hotel room wasn't going to be ready for a few hours. The weather was lovely, and a short boat trip felt just the thing to get our holiday off to a good start.

Before we could do that, though, we had to buy the Bruges museum card... which includes a canal trip in the price. If you've got a couple of days and fancy checking out a few of the weird and wonderful museums, this is definitely a worthwhile investment.

Since the canals go (almost) everywhere, the boat gives you a great way to get your bearings, and start forming a list of places to go back to. It's also just so pretty, and a very relaxing start to the weekend.









Rachel said...

It does sound wonderful. We really enjoyed travelling in Amsterdam by canal, and even the river bus on the Thames is a great improvement on the Tube, if you want to go where it goes...!

Charlotte Klein said...

OMG, your photos are gorgeous, Rachel!!! I was in Bruges once so this brought back some wonderful memories. Went there with my roommate in Heidelberg and we got off the train not knowing what to expect. We literally followed a white clock tower and found ourselves in an enchanted storybook. It was magical and your photos capture everything so well. Would love to go back and do a canal tour!

Meme said...

Beautiful! Your pictures made me imagine I was right there with you ~ how amazing!! I am so jealous of you :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

What a glorious trip! I am trying not to be envious but it's a real struggle. I want to take a boat on the canal!

Savvy WorkingGal said...

This is so beautiful. Also enjoyed the summer photos on such a miserable winter day here in Wisconsin.

Man of la Book said...

Beautiful. My dream house would be right on the canal.

Blond Duck said...

I would love to go on a canal! It seems so romantic!

Emailman said...

Wow! This looks totally awesome :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Bruges was one of my favorite places. We only spent a couple of days, and for some reason which I cannot understand, we didn't do a boat ride. I think we were too busy buying chocolate!

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