Bruges - more than just chocolate!

Sarah Smith on 15 March 2013
A quick dash over the North Sea from Hull on an overnight ferry allows a full day of exploration before the return journey.

Bruges is not just about chocolate but it does feature heavily, if you love chocolate you’ll adore Bruges.

I was pleasantly surprised with how pretty this little Belgian town is. It reminded me of parts of York with cobbled streets and ancient buildings. We did a walking tour of all the main squares and streets surrounding the main town including a short canal trip. If you get out of the main square the streets are much quieter and you can enjoy the quaint Belgian architecture.

We tried the different Belgian beers found in the many bars before our coach back to the ferry, oh and the obligatory Belgian waffles smothered in chocolate sauce! Yum!

TIP: Go in the moules season and enjoy the famous ‘moules et frites’ fresh from the seaside.