A short break in Bruges

Monday 14 December. I'd heard about Bruges from a number of people so it was good to finally see what all the fuss was about!


We took the Eurostar from Kings Cross St Pancras to Bruges, changing in Brussels.

Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce

Whilst in Bruges we stayed at Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce, the hotel that happened to feature in the film 'In Bruges' (not that I'd ever seen it).

Located at the centre of town, Place De Bruges, had been taken over by an ice skating rink.

Belgian chocolate

The streets of Bruges, being Belgian, were lined with lovely chocolate shops... some of which gave away a free sample or two.


Tuesday 15 December we had dinner at Kok au Vin.

Exploring the town

Wednesday 16 December, our last day.

We went for a walk around Minnewater Lake, know as The Lake of Love.

Paid a visit to a special exhibition at Sint-Janshospitaal (Old Saint John’s Hospital).

We had afternoon tea at Hotel Orangerie.