Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.
While Bruxelles and Belgium in general seemed gray and rainy, in my young eyes of “African” child, I have good memories of Bruges: with its canals and cobbled streets it reminded me of a poor man’s version of Venice.
I realize that this page, without any picture or video, is relatively useless, but you can still learn something from it: go watch the movie “In Bruges” (by Martin McDonagh), it is hilarious!
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