In Pictures: Bruges, Belgium


Bruges is one of those destinations I never gave much thought to. It is close to other noteworthy cities that are more well-known (Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels) so it always seemed just outside of the realm of my journey-planning. Having visited it this spring, I now wonder what took me so long to get there. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is a short train ride from London with the Eurostar to Brussels, whereupon one changes to one of SNCB’s (Belgian Railways) trains to Bruges and beyond. It is such an easy trip in that it doesn’t require too much planning if you are from any of the surrounding countries, and is not too demanding culture-wise – perfect for those times when you neither have the time, inclination nor resources to be adventurous.