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  • 1 Rozenhoedkaii (Rosary Embankment)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rozenhoedkaai B - 8000 Brugge

    From this embankment, you can see Bruges in all its splendour. Near the basin stands the pretty House of the Tanneurs (Huidenvettershuis), which dates back to 1630 and is a fine example of civilian architecture. A house with a tower stands a little f..

  • 2 Dijver

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Djiver B - 8000 Brugge

    The statue that stands on St John Nepocumene Bridge (St-Nepomucenusbrug) is that of the protector of the bridges of Bruges, which are so important in this city. At the end of this embankment, which is lined with pretty lime trees, you will discover, ..

  • 3 Bonifatiusbrug

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Djiver B - 8000 Brugge

    The delicious and poetic humpbacked bridge of St Bonifatius is a delight. The bust of Juan-Luis Vives honours the 16C Spanish humanist who ended his days in Bruges far from his homeland.

  • 4 Boottocht (boat trip)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rozenhoedkaai B - 8000 Brugge

    This very pleasant boat trip is a great way to see Bruges from another angle; its charm, quietness and romanticism. It is an ideal complement to a tour of the city on foot. At the end of the Spiegelrei (Mirror Embankment), you will see the statue of ..

  • 5 Église de Jérusalem

    Religious buildings

    Peperstraat 3 B - 8000 Brugge

    This 15C church contains Gothic and Oriental elements. It is probaby inspired from the Church of the Holy Sephulcre in Jerusalem. The stained-glass windows, which date back to the 16C, represent members of the Adornes family, a business dynasty from ..

  • 6 Centre de la dentelle

    Museums and art

    Balstraat 16 B - 8000 Brugge

    Some interesting courtyards and demonstrations are arranged in this Lace Centre, lace being a Bruge speciality. A little museum has been added in some former nursing houses.

  • 7 Porte Ste-Croix

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 8000 Brugge

    A few curiosities surround Holy Cross Gate, in the ramparts. Three lovely windmills on a pivot, which are typical of the region, stand on the north side, on the old ramparts, including Bonne Chieremolen and St-Janshuismolen (1770). The Guido Gezelle ..

  • 8 Église St-Walburge

    Religious buildings

    St-Maartenplein B - 8000 Brugge

    The Church of St Walburge is in a fine Baroque style that contrasts with the Gothic or neo-Gothic buildings in the city. It was built by Pieter Huyssens in 1643 and was originally dedicated to St François Xavier, whose statue stands on the still quit..

  • 9 Église Ste-Anne

    Religious buildings

    St-Annaplein B - 8000 Brugge

    This churhc was built in the 17C in the Gothic style, that had been all but overtaken by the Classical or Baroque. It was lavishly furnished, with a rood screen, panelling, confessionals and a pulpit. The Belgian Flemish poet Guido Gezelle (1830-1899..

  • 10 Porte d'Ostende ou des Baudets

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Scheepsdalelaa B - 8000 Brugge

    This gate stands in a pretty shaded spot at the end of a canal whose peaceful waters are frequented by several proud swans.

  • 11 Maisons-Dieu

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gloribusstraat B - 8000 Brugge

    Between the 15C and 18C, the "God's houses" were a real institution in Bruges and could be found everywhere. They were hostels for the old or poor, financed by corporations. The low brick houses were generally built in rows and whitewashed,..

  • 12 Museum Notre-Dame-de-la-Poterie

    Museums and art

    Potterierei 79B B - 8000 Brugge

    This museum occupies a part of the former Hospital of Our Lady of the Pottery, which was built in the 13C. Today, it is a home for retired people but the former ward, cloister (14-15C) and passage to the little Baroque church now house a museum. Here..

  • 13 Male Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N9 B - 8310 Sint-Kruis

    The canonesses of St Trudo live in this huge castle surrounded by a moat since 1954. It was once the residence of the counts of Flanders. Visitors can see the Knights' Hall and church rebuilt in 1965.

  • 14 Ter Doest

    Religious buildings

    N31 B - 8380 Lissewege

    All that remains of the Ter Doest (1 km from Lissewege), a daughterhouse of Koksijde's Dune Abbey, are the chapel, a turreted farmhouse (partly converted into a restaurant) and the vast and fine 13C abbey barn-church adorned with Gothic brick mouldin..

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