Belgium is a small but really beautiful country. One of the greatest aspects of living here is that it’s easy to travel from one city to another and explore all the little things that make it so special. Bruges is probably the second most popular destination in Belgium after Brussels and I can totally see why. 

As you might have seen on my Instagram a couple of weeks ago some of my friends and I decided to hop on the train and spend a gorgeous sunny Sunday in Bruges. I booked us a table at a great brunch spot (more on that soon!) and then walked around chatting, taking pictures and trying to escape the crowds of visitors that flocked to the town. 

No matter the season Bruges is equally charming with its Flemish architecture, cobbled streets and canals – no wonder why it is called the “Venice of the North” (although this term is also used for other Northern European cities to be fair!). The city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Sight since 2000 and it’s a great weekend destination. Since we only had a few hours to spare before returning to Brussels in the evening, we skipped the typical boat tour in favour of visiting a few landmarks: the Burg square, the Church of Our Lady, the Begijnhof, the Markt as well as the open-air flea market where I bought the most beautiful antique vase for my mum.

I’m planning to publish soon a complete travel guide with my favourite spots to eat, drink and visit when in Bruges but until then I hope you enjoy this little preview with a few of my favourite pictures I took during our day trip. If you’ve ever been or plan to visit Bruges soon, I’d love to hear your thoughts and impressions!


Sandy (@smarksthespots)

  • Tanja / The red phone box trav

    November 24, 2015 at 12:13

    nice photos! I loved Bruges. We also did the boat tour, it was great!

    • S Marks The Spots

      December 7, 2015 at 13:46

      Thank you! I’ve been there several times and am still fascinated by its beauty. The boat ride is a must-do if you have time for sure!

  • The Guy Next Door

    December 6, 2015 at 21:45

    We absolutely love Bruges and try to visit it every year, and then maybe have a day-trip to Ghent, Brussels or beyond !!

    Small note: Your copyright text on your images spoil the effect, maybe reduce the text size and move it somewhere on the bottom.

    • S Marks The Spots

      December 7, 2015 at 13:50

      I can see you are a fan of Belgium by your picture 😉 Thanks so much for your feedback; I really appreciate it and actually agree with you but after having my pictures taken and used without permission by restaurants, websites and even a magazine, I decided to start adding the watermark in the pictures even if it spoils them a little bit.