Bruges, or Brugge, is a small, well-built city reminiscent of medieval splendor. It’s easier to walk on. Here you can take a fun, open boat ride along the willow canals. It is more important to know how the Bruges once connected beyond the world and why it is called “Venice of the North”.
It was once one of the most prosperous cities in Europe, the capital of the Duke of Burgundy in the 15th century, and a busy trading center where Italian bankers traded with merchants in Spain, England, and Scandinavia. Political power was thrown away in the early 16th century. The canals were lost. More than 300 years later, until it was rediscovered, the Bruges fell into a long decline.
It is clear from the small but magnificent Groning Museum that the Bruges were self-sufficient in the wealth of the Golden Age. In 1436, when Jan van Eyk painted his Virgin with Canon Joris van der Parl, he portrayed not only a sacred scene but also the luxurious and sublime artistic talents around him. Similarly, Hans Memling, a prosperous local lord of German descent, painted six prehistoric works, such as jewelry for the medieval hospital Sint-Janshopitaal. During the day it warms around its medieval landmarks from trippers to Brussels. 14th century Gothic Stadhuis (town hall), the Onthaalkerk Onze-Lieve-Vrouw (Our Lady’s Church), and its white marble child Madonna and Michelangelo’s 13th-century Beijinghof, a world of prosperity and a separate world A similar self-contained community. One night stay at Prinsenhof, one of the most comfortable hotels in Bruges, shaped like a twentieth-century mansion. Or you can try out family-owned Algeria, a small and stylish central resort. Mouls-frites are abundant here for the region’s favorite food. To get a sample from the new guards, you can also try out for a restaurant, Patrick Devos. There you will find a house that is centuries old. That is, it is special for first-class French food cooked on the island of Belgium. Then at night, you can go to the central square in the glorious city of Berg when it lights up.