On Friday night, Christian left work and drove directly to Brussels because we had planned to spend the weekend in Brugge. It is a little over an hour drive northwest from Brussels. We had (finally) beautiful spring weather. We loved this cute city & it is a place I highly recommend visiting if you are coming to Belgium. It was picturesque and felt like you were walking into another time period.
There was a large market that sold everything from food & clothing to pet supplies that we visited first.
Walking along one of the canals.
The Béguinage, which is a collection of buildings for women who have dedicated their lives to God. I believe it is similar to a convent.
We took a boat ride through the canals. It was a very touristy thing to do but worth it, as we got a view of many of the famous buildings and it was just great weather to be on the water.
The Market Square with the 13th century Belfry.
There were horse-drawn carriages taking tourists through the city. The horses moved at such a quick pace that you had to make sure that you stayed out of their way or I don’t think they would have stopped!
The Royal subjects. Someone looks a little grouchy in the photo…maybe because I deemed myself Queen in the middle seat!
There was a festival/fair set-up right across from our hotel for the weekend. We walked around the booths & rides after dinner. We did go on the Terror Factory ride, where my mom & I screamed the entire time, especially when a man appeared with a chainsaw!
Once again, I can’t say good enough things about Brugge. It was a wonderful place to visit & I don’t believe that our pictures really do it justice. I think you just need to go there!