/ Things to do in Bruges
What would you suggest seeing/doing on a day trip to Bruges? I've heard that the Chocolate Museum is worth a look, and of course there's the Clock Tower and Canal Trips, but what else is a 'must see/do'?
You need to find two manky hookers and a racist dwarf
Avoid bell towers if you're rotund....
If you drink beer, go here:
I like the idea of pottering around eating fries and chocolates (not at the same time though), and I gather the waffles should be tried too. I'll leave the beer alone though, I don't drink. If I remember to take my camrea, and remember to take any pictures with it, I'll maybe post a link for you!
You can do overnight ferry trips from Hull fairly cheaply, 2 nights on the ferry with the day in between spent in Bruges
going there with mrs TC in september. I'll be watching this thread with interest.
As long as I can have a big gay beer, I'll be happy.
She is not the "reception girl", she is the co-owner with her husband. And my friend is....er....a....er......COCK
I am posting in the same spirit as five others on this thread, none of whom you have jumped on!
ripper's and balmybaldwin's included?!
> ripper's and balmybaldwin's included?!
And now Papillon's? Those are all Bruges-specific to you?
You two are weird. Would you like some cocaine?
I went there on a day trip from Brussels in 1997. I had no guidebook or anything. I just wandered around looking at canals and went up the clock tower, I did not go to the chocolate museum. There are plenty of information plates all around, it is very tourist/visitor-oriented. I don't know of anything "essential" to there. It's like going around Lincoln or something.
And don't watch "In Bruges" which we've all referenced to your apparent petulant disgust. It is sweary, violent and very funny. You would not like it.
> Go watch the film "In Bruges" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780536/?ref_=sr_1
> I've been there twice, and I don't remember anything to do there - although the last time I was mainly occupied with fishing Venture Scouts out of the fountains!
We were mainly occupied with beer, I think.
But generally it's just a very nice place to wander around. Have a map, but follow your nose. The Beguinage is a nice thing to look at on a quick visit, too:
> You two are weird. Would you like some cocaine?
Best reply yet, marrying the film and the thread!
Yeah - I think that is the problem. I rather envisaged two nights in Bruges. I'm not saying that ferries aren't nice places to be but...
- very important this, so don't do it.
http://www.dreamsofmountains.co.uk/belge2006/belge2006.htm (about 3/4 of the way down).
There are some nice museums, some nice canals, some nice towers, some nice windmills, some other nice buildings, and some nice ducks.
Seriously, I'd just wander around a bit, soak it up, and enjoy some food and drink. Or just food, if you don't drink. It's a pleasant place, and worth a visit, but not somewhere I'd rush back to.
The guided tour might actually be worth doing.
You have unintentionally made this the funnyest thread on here in ages. Thanks.
If you wanted a conversation with a c*nt, you could have gone to the conversation with a c*nt shop!
(for those who bothered to watch the extras on the DVD)
you are going to Bruges and you do not drink?
Its a wasted trip mate, as the beer is brilliant there and a big part of what its all about.
In any event still do the brewery tour, the guides are amusing. The bell tower is cool, and otherwise just a wander round the canals is very nice.
Maybe consider taking up drinking?
the Henry Maas brewery tour is good. (You get a free pint at the end, hide in the toilets then join the follow on tour, etc, until you get chucked out!)
> You need to find two manky hookers and a racist dwarf
We went to Bruges on a Sixth form trip.... one of my mates was 'rescued' from a prostitute's bed by Mr Allinson. I never knew which of the trio was most upset!
There are not many people around in these alcoves at Christmas time. If I were to murder a man I would murder him here. Are you sure this is the right word, alcoves?
Bruge is a fantastic city. Its stuffed with cathedrals which rival any in the UK including one with a famous leonardo painting it - The adoration of Christ. The chocolate museum is one of many museums..
Its stunningly beautiful and from Hull it's only £78 or so if you go midweek and for that you get two nights on board and a day out in the City.
> Bruge is a fantastic city. Its stuffed with cathedrals which rival any in the UK including one with a famous leonardo painting it - The adoration of Christ.
It's a fairytale town
spent a day in bruges once, the weather was bad but i recall it being pleasantly dull. no feeling i was missing anything.
the people are nice and chatty i thought, the coffee good, feels international (everyone seems to flip between 5 langages fluently). europe at its most functional. good place to talk politics if thats your thing.
I believe you can spend a highly interesting afternoon watching folk make lace.
hi Owlart. Please tell us that you have finally watched the film.
Beer, waffles and chips. Then go to the Friet Museum. Not really much there tbh, but the boat rides are alright if you're with a lady/man friend.
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