Belgium was the first city on our travels with Ferdinand & Isabella. Brugge was our pick based on cuteness + the food factor. In the coming days, I plan to divulge all of the best Belgian deliciousness, but today, I want to talk about how adorable Brugge is.
We see our fair share of adorable towns. In a post from a few weeks ago, after a marathon tour of France, I noted that I might be having “cute town burnout”. So, it takes a lot to impress us these days. However; fear no more faithful blog readers, Brugge definitely put a hault on the burnout and I was quickly snapping photos of this wonderful canal laden village.
Here is some evidence to prove it:
Brugges’ historical center is a UNESCO site. It’s height was from the 12th -15th century when it was a major trade route. However, the water silted around 1500, and it lost its prized reputation to Antwerp (now known for diamonds). Now it’s prize is tourism. And pumping out waffles, frites, mussels, chocolate and beer. Outside of diamonds, what more could you ask for?
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