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The twin identities of contemporary Belgium are Bruges and Brussels. Bruges in Flanders, is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities and Belgium's tourist capital. Bruges attracts more than 2.5 million visitors each year, confirming what a great city break destination Bruges can be. Flemish is the local language, although most people also know enough English to communicate with visitors.
BegijnhofIn one of Bruges' most picturesque corners sits one of the oldest courtyards in Belgium, a true haven of tranquility. The Begijnhof complex contains a closed courtyard, a simple church and a beguine's house.
Burg (city square)The Burg square was, and still is, the heart of administrative Bruges. This historic enclave evokes medieval Bruges better than any other part of the city. The Burg is a magnificent showcase of different European architectural styles.
Choco-StoryBruges is famous for its many chocolate shops, but this chocolate museum tells you all you ever needed to know about this delicious product, from the history of cocoa to the production of the famous Belgian Pralines.
MarktThe Belfort (Belfry), emblematic of Bruges' medieval power and freedom, dominates the city's main square, the Markt (Market). The square is ringed with gothic and neo-gothic buildings. The city's square has always been at the heart of Bruges.
Canal CruiseBruge is often referred to as 'the Venice of the North' and its reien (as the Brugeans call their canals) provide much of the city's romantic charm. Taking a boat on the canals is also one of the best ways to explore the heart of Bruges.
Gruuthuse MuseumThe facade and peaceful courtyard of the Gruuthuse Palace takes you back to medieval times. The late 15th century palace now houses the Gruuthuse Museum with its fascinating collection of antiques and applied arts.