Meeting Point: Markt Square
Old St John’s Hospital, one of Europe’s oldest surviving hospitals – started by widowed women in the 11th Century.
The Begijnhof – a walled community for religious lay women from the 13th Century, that still remains completely intact. In Spring, daffodils carpet the tranquil courtyard making this an incredibly romantic setting.
In the afternoon, we decided to hire bikes and cycle along the canal to see the few remaining windmills in Bruges. It’s a really nice, easy cycle and bike hire costs around €5 per person, per hour.
Bruges is an absolutely stunning city that I fully intend to travel back to. It’s small and the majority of the sights can be seen over a long weekend – just make sure you drink plenty of the local beer and eat all the waffles you can. I miss them.