Historic Centre of Brugge, Bruges

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Step into Old World charm in Historic Centre of Brugge. Once a medieval settlement, this quiet city center still features preserved Gothic buildings and was at one time considered to be a major commercial city, due mainly to its port. Walk the cobbled streets to find endless chocolate shops, pubs featuring doubles and triples, and a mix of architectural styles. View the historic city on a boat tour through the canals, or sit back during a carriage ride through the canal-lined streets. If you've seen the film "In Bruges," you may want to take a guided tour, which can pinpoint major locations from the film. Add Historic Centre of Brugge and other attractions to your Bruges trip itinerary using our Bruges vacation tool .
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  • No history of Bruges, you just watch a movie divided between 7 halls. The story about an assistant of Van Eyck... Nothing worth 18 eur ticket...  more »
  • Very charming town, with a charming historic centre. It's like a trip back in time on the basis of the old and well-preserved architecture
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  • Although there are buses, taxis and autos, this ancient city is a walker and strollers delight. Invest in a good map or simply wander at leisure, every street has a story to tell.  more »

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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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