It is hard to think of anything more picturesque than the perfectly preserved medieval city centre of Bruges. No need for bicycles or cars; this city should be explored on foot. The cobbled lanes, market squares and meandering canals are a tribute to Bruges’ prosperous past. In the heart of this Flemish jewel, you will find QL Hotels Prinsenhof and De Orangerie. They are just an easy stroll from the city’s cultural highlights; you will find 5 of these highlights below.
No matter what time of year, the Rozenhoedkaai always makes a stunning impression. It should come as no surprise that this is one of the most photographed spots in Bruges.
2. Canals of Bruges
A visit to Bruges isn’t complete without a boat trip on its canals, during which you will discover secret gardens, picturesque bridges and stunning views.
3. Hansa Quarter
Centuries ago, Bruges was an important trading centre. In the Hansa Quarter you can still feel the atmosphere of the medieval trading.
4. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady)
The 115.5 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges’ artisans. Inside you will find an extensive art collection, amongst which Michelangelo’s world-famous ‘Madonna with Child’.
On the Markt you will find a number of important historic buildings. The Belfort was the perfect look-out in case of war or fire, it is still possible to climb to the top of the tower! Until the 18th century the Provincial Palace (Markt 3) used to be the Waterhalle, a warehouse where goods were loaded and unloaded in the canals.