Known as ‘Venice of the North’ Bruges is one of the most romantic cities in Europe. The city has a fairy-tale charm that will make you fall in love with both the city and your other half. This location is a perfect couples’ getaway with plenty to do and explore. From quaint architecture, horse-drawn carriages, cosy pubs, chocolates and much more. If you’re thinking of surprising your loved one with a trip to Bruges, we created a list of some of the top romantic activities to try on your trip.
Romantic Ride on A Horse Drawn Carriage
One of the most typical romantic things to do when visiting Bruges is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city. You will witness a charming sight at the Bruges Markt Square as you see and hear the sound of horses, with their carriages located around the Belfry Tower. This couple activity will make you feel as though you are part of your own fairy-tale, cosy up under a blanket and see the city’s main landmarks and sites.
Nothing says I love you like a box of chocolates, so when it comes to visiting Bruges, trying out the renowned Belgian chocolates is an essential part of your trip. This city has no shortage of chocolate shops and sells everything from pralines, caramels, truffles, and even chocolate figurines! Even a trip to the shops themselves is a charming experience, so do fill up a box of silky smooth treats to share with a loved one while you explore the city.
Lover’s Bridge and Lake of Love
When visiting Bruges with your significant other, a trip to the romantic bridge, Minnewater, now commonly known as the Lover’s Bridge is a must-do. No matter what the weather, whether it be rain, snow, sun or mist, the views here are truly spectacular. Legend has it that if you share a kiss on Lover’s Bridge, you and your partner will have eternal love. Also located in Minnewater Park, is the charming Lake of Love. Here you can take a couple of selfies by the lake, feed the swans and have a romantic picnic. The perfect date for a holiday remember.
Cruise The Canals
Float along with the city via one of the city’s many canal cruise tours, take in the breathtaking views while being arm in arm with your loved one, adoring the swans around you and the spectacular architecture. The romantic atmosphere around Bruges is like nowhere else in the world, and when you’re experiencing it from the water with your loved one, you’ll feel as though you are the lead character in this truly magical love story.
Get Lost in the City
Walk hand in hand along the narrow cobblestoned streets and feel as though you have been transported back in time with Bruges’ medieval charm. The architectural constructions are quite old however are kept in pristine condition. Getting lost in the city’s unique charm is one of the romantic things in Bruges.
Accommodation in Bruges
Green Park Bruges is located on the edge of the city and offers you great value accommodation with a short commute to and from the centre of Bruges. Our spacious, modern hotel rooms are ideal to rest up before a long day of exploring or warming up after a day in the city. Our Brasserie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in stylish surroundings and we recommend sampling a selection of our Belgian beers before bed.
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