Situated in Flanders, just 8 miles from the North Sea, romantic Bruges
offers one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles in Europe
. The canals, the superbly restored façades and the varying scenery make this the perfect spring weekend retreat. It's not only an extremely animated little town, but also a true open air museum, packed with churches and other fascinating buildings. Aside from the roads and canals, what pleases the eye are the numerous details, contrasts of line and shape, strange and stunning images which tease the imagination?
Visitors will be captivated without a doubt as they are taken back in time and enjoy the local specialities such as salmon with asparagus, the famous 'moules frites' (muscles with chips) and 'carbonade flamande', a dish made from beef chuck cooked in beer. For dessert there are either the traditional Belgian waffle or 'spéculos', a biscuit traditionally given to children at Christmas time.