Eating and Seeing in Bruges

March 25 , 2015 by: Hong Food, Places

When I’m visiting a foreign country I love discovering the local eateries. If you haven’t already guessed, my life revolves around eating and photographing. I was quite surprised to experience such great food while we were in Bruges.


Our first dinner was at this great Argentinian restaurant just near the town square. My sister in law discovered it via Yelp and it did not disappoint. As a matter of fact if you are carnivorous like I am, you’d be in heaven.

Speaking of sister in law, she had a birthday during our trip and we celebrated at this local restaurant. I had the mussels and fries and was slightly disappointed, but the appetizer and desserts made up for it.




And of course when in Belgium you must try the fries and waffles! (Picture not shown, as too busy eating…)

I’m now hooked on eating my fries with mayonaise.

In order to work off all those calories we did some major walking around the town.

Starting with the Belfry Museum and Tower


These steps are not for the faint of heart. However, you will be greatly rewarded once you are at the top.


The Tower also overlooks Burg Square and allows for a 360 degree view of the town.


Whether you are religious or not The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a must visit.


The Chapel houses the relic of the Holy Blood, which is said to contain the blood of Jesus Christ.

Not too far from the Basilica of the Holy Blood is the Church of Our Lady.


This is the home of Madonna of Bruges, a marble sculpture by Michelangelo of Mary and an infant Jesus.

As we only had a day and a half, and in between eating and snacking, the remainder of our day was dedicated to a canal cruise. This was a great respite since most of our day was on foot. It also gave us a beautiful perspective of the town.




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Our next stop is Paris! Check back for my must see, do, and eat while in the City of Lights!


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