Travels with V


Food, drinks and chocolate

Bruges part two

The church named “Onze Lieve Vrouw” is definitely worth a visit, especially for the Madonna and child sculpure made by Michelangelo. But you’ll also find many other fine works of art in Flemish style, and two royal sepulchers. 

Bruges city center is so small that most places if interest are within walking distance. But to find a different angle to these you can hop on a tour boat that’ll take you through the canals criss-crossing the city. These boats depart from many different locations and as a passenger you really understand how important the canals once were for the city’s wealth and now for its unique atmosphere.

There’s an abundance of restaurants in Bruges and a couple of them carry one or two Michelin stars. We took a chance on “Den Gouden Harynck“, a small intimate place with excellent food and outstanding service. You can read more about our visit on this page (scroll down a bit).

In addition to all the bars and restaurants Bruges is also littered with chocolate shops, selling the stuff in all imaginable forms. And a few unimaginable ones too. 

Just walking around the city is a universe of impressions feeding all senses. Here are just a few situations we encountered on our way: 

On our way home from Bruges we stopped in Gent, which is like a scaled up and modernized version of Bruges. The old houses are similar, only bigger, and the canals are wider. There’s even a medieval castle. But the charm is of course quite different than “in Bruges”.