🙂 Chocolate! Postcard picture perfect.
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THREE things we did not know about Bruges:
- Bruges crafts some of the most luxurious lace in the world. Pop into one of the lace shops dotted around the city to buy a lace souvenir, or better yet visit the Lace Centre to learn more about the history of lace in Bruges.
- Bruges may be small, but it has over 80 bridges making it easy to navigate the city and get from one side of the canals to the other. Due to the sheer amount of canals and bridges, Bruges is known as ‘Venice of the North’. Pictured is the Bonifacius Bridge.
- Bruges is all about chocolate, which is apt considering the chocolate-box perfection of the town. The biggest problem you’ll have is deciding which chocolates to buy, when there are so many to choose from. Most places will let you sample before you buy, so you may want to skip breakfast, and lunch, and dinner on the day you tour the chocolate shops. Some of the better known chocolatiers are Dumon, The Chocolate Line, and The Old Chocolate House, none of which are cheap but which are well worth visiting. If all the sampling piques your appetite to know more about the chocolate-making process, head to Choco Story – The Chocolate Museum, where you can find out all about where chocolate comes from, and watch it being made.