A UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most charming and delightful small towns in Europe with plenty to see and do.
Bruge is the old capital of Flanders and is famed for its medieval town centre, dominated by the 79 metre high Belfry. For the energetic the 366 step climb to the top, with its 47 bell carillon, is well worth the effort, but a more relaxing way to begin a visit is to take a canal tour, enlivened with commentary and anecdote. Bruges has many other treasures, including, in the Church of Our Lady, one of the few sculptures by Michael Angelo to be on public view outside Italy, and it is a centre for genuine handmade Belgium lace. For recreation the Boudewijnpark on the outskirts has a range of activities.