West Flanders
Bruges
Highly recommended
Bruges The Essential
Highly recommended
Situated at a trading crossroads in northern Flanders, Bruges became a commercial capital from the 12C. Its wealth made it beautiful - the centre is now a Unesco World Heritage site - with churches, monuments and fine houses built around a network of canals, giving it the nickname Venice of the North. Bruges is also the birthplace of Flemish painting, and has long been renowned for its flags and lacemaking, and its Ascension Day festivities culminating in the procession of the Holy Blood.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bruges
Memling museum
Memling museum
This museum occupies the former St John
180 minutes
Belfry and Covered Market of Bruges
Belfry and Covered Market of Bruges
These two buildings form a lovely
Groeningemuseum
Groeningemuseum
Groeningemuseum houses a wonderful
180 minutes
Markt
Markt
Centre of activity in Bruges, Markt is
30 minutes
Burg Square
Burg Square
This square is in the heart of Bruges.
30 minutes
Gruuthuse Museum
Gruuthuse Museum
This 15C Gothic brick palace originally
120 minutes