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Damme Travel guide
Damme : Michelin's recommendations
The pretty and wistful little town of Damme stands on the old Zwin estuary, and was once the outer harbour of Bruges, a city to which it owes much of its growth, and with which its own history is closely linked.
Tourist attractions Damme : Things to see and do
Marktplein B - 8340 Damme
This 15C building was restored in the 19C. It used to host a market on the ground floor. Its elegant façade, with bartizans and a perron, is adorned with fine statues. The interior has retained magnificent carved beams.
Jacob Van Maerlantstraat 3 B - 8340 Damme
This museum, dedicated to the poet Jacob Van Maerlant and Thyl Ulenspieg, occupies a picturesque, double-gabled 15C house called De Grote Sterre (The Great Star).
Kerkstraat 33 B - 8340 Damme
This hospital, founded in the 13C, was extended and turned into a hospice. The chapel and museum are open to the public. Furniture, paintings, earthenware, liturgical objects and sculptures testify to the town's rich past. Note the statuette of St Ma..
Jacob van Maerlantstraat 10 B - 8340 Damme
This restaurant has been serving hearty and tasty dishes since 1977 in the centre of this melancholic little town alongside the Bruges-Sluis Canal. Rustic decor and "Old Flanders" atmosphere.
Jacob van Maerlantstraat 6 B - 8340 Damme
Should you happen to pass through this pretty little town at meal times, make a beeline for the Zuidkant (which loosely translates as 'Southbound'). A sunny decor and up-to-date menus await you, in addition to a host of contrasting tastes and flavour..
Kerkstraat 21 B - 8340 Damme
Named after the medieval poet Jacob van Maerlant, whose statue can be seen in the square, this brasserie is an inspiration to good food lovers. The chef endeavours to produce traditional Belgian recipes with top quality produce.
Kerkstraat 4 B - 8340 Damme
Luna Piena or 'full moon' in Italian. Is it due to the influence of that magical astral body that this contemporary restaurant exudes such warm and flavour? Perhaps, but also thanks to the dynamic team here. The food is of course Italian.