The Venice of the North: Bruge, Belgium

With its irresistible charm that is replete with historical richness, Bruges has gained the reputation of being “The Venice of the North” or “Die Scone”, the beautiful one. Its history dates back to the 9th century when it was established by the Vikings. The name itself is said to be derived from the old-Scandinavian word “Brygga”, which is translated to ‘harbour’. This historical center also displays an array of cultural and architectural richness that has attracted throngs of people from all over the globe. It is indeed a treasure to consider that the city, which was developed by the merchants in the 15th century, has remained intact up to the present.

City Center

Christmas is around the corner 🙂

Rococo Lace Store

Bruge is famous for its lacework.

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Canal Boat Tour

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