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The enchanting city of Bruges welcomes huge hoards of tourists each summer. The city's historic old town or altstadt has been declared a UNESCO heritage site. An important center of trade and commerce in medieval times, the city developed a characteristic architecture still surviving today. Best known for it's brick Gothic style, the city is a charming place to explore from the old fairytale like buildings, picturesque canals, pretty bridges and twining cobbled streets. The development of the Flemish Primitive school of art can be traced to the this city, when Brugge became a center of court life and Flemish art in the 15th century producing masters like Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling and Gerard David.Through it's various phases, several interesting buildings and monuments of note were built testifying to the social, economic, religious and cultural importance of Brugge as a medieval city in Europe. Places to explore in the city include the De Brugse Reien canal system, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Provinciaal Hof amongst others.
Bruges is one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Europe. Linked by canals, it is then natural to go on a canal tour to see the beauty of this city through its waterways. Canal Boat Ride offers an opportunity to see Bruges on a different light altogether from its canals as you cruise along to historic buildings on a 30 minute tour. The tour guides are multi-lingual and helpful and give unique and special information about the places.
Take in the beautiful sights dotting this charming city's rustic landscape, from famous canal boat tours in Bruges. The Boottochten Brugge takes you on an enchanting 30-minute ride along the waters of the Venice of the North, an experience that is both exhilarating and calming at once. The tour typically operates only during the warmer months between May and October, when playful sunlight perfectly harmonizes with the waters of the canal, creating stunning light in which to view the city. A guided tour of the points of interest is offered in four languages, and the boat accommodates all of 20 people. Incredibly reasonably priced, the Boottochten Brugge is one of the least expensive ways to enjoy the city's landscape, and is considered a 'must-do' during your stay here.
The Bruges Art Route is perfect for those who wish to get away from the touristy cacophony of the city, and marvel at the tranquil side of this city that is sometimes forgotten. Begin from the Historic Center, making your way along streets that get narrower and quieter, until you reach scenic windmills and pleasing vistas. Biking along the Bruges Art Route is a fantastic way to explore the area as well. The route is a fairly easy one, hardly ever bending uphill, so that amateur hikers can participate too.