What a wonderful Study Visit. We were so lucky with the hotel which was situated just off the Burg square, the centre point of this beautiful city. Bruges is famous for its stunning architecture, cobbled streets and canals.
The architecture in Bruges spans the centuries, dating back at its oldest to medieval times. The different buildings and styles chart the changes in design over the years. We visited the Gothic Town Hall built is 1376 with six Gothic style windows across the front façade, as well as 48 niches for statues, there was plenty to see. Four of our group even climbed the Bruges Belfry – also known as Belfort and took some amazing photos from the top.
A beer tasting evening was enjoyed by all, as were waffles and chocolate.
During the day, many of us travelled the canals by boat whilst other took a mini coach tour of the city. Some enjoyed a horse and cart tour, something for all.
We also enjoyed a day trip to Antwerp to view the Rubens Museum and walk around the city.
Thanks to Bob Reeve and Clare Clayton for organising a wonderful trip.