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Much of mediaeval Bruges looks as though it was built last week. Belgium’s most popular tourist destination knows how to pull the crowds. Skilled restoration has created a townscape which verges on the Disneyesque, so perfect are the buildings and so manicured are the lawns. Even the spring daffodils look as though they might be fake.

Bruges is most definitely worth a visit, and it’s an ideal destination for a weekend break or longer stay. If you like charming canal scenes and picturesque cottages, then Bruges (or Brugge in Dutch) is definitely for you.

The town is an excellent base for excursions to the coast and other towns in Flanders. Definitely make time to visit the village of Damme, just five kilometres from Bruges. It’s even more picture-perfect than Bruges and boasts an improbably good selection of restaurants and bookshops.

The railway station at Bruges lies south-west of the city centre. It is a memorably ugly 1930s-era building. Yet it is a consolation that one of the city’s big-draw sights, the beautiful Begijnhof, is just a short walk from the station. Bruges railway station lies on the main rail route across Belgium, with direct trains at least twice each hour to Gent and Brussels. There are also services at least hourly to Antwerp, Brussels Airport, Liège and Kortrijk. The coast is just a short hop away, with frequent trains to Ostend taking just 15 minutes. There is also a very useful direct bus service from Bruges to the Dutch town of Breskens, connecting there with the Westerschelde ferry to Vlissingen in Zeeland. For passengers travelling to Bruges from France, there is an hourly connection from Lille; it requires an easy change of train in Kortrijk.

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London to Bruges by train

from $76.98

Avg 1 change 3hr 8m

Brussels to Bruges by train

from $18.58

Avg 0 changes 54m

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

from $49.10

Avg 1 change 2hr 43m

Ghent to Bruges by train

from $8.63

Avg 0 changes 22m

Paris to Bruges by train

from $50.43

Avg 1 change 2hr 33m

Cologne to Bruges by train

from $30.52

Avg 1 change 3hr 3m

Aachen to Bruges by train

from $24.55

Avg 1 change 2hr 25m

Welkenraedt to Bruges by train

from $43.13

Avg 0 changes 2hr 34m

Frankfurt am Main to Bruges by train

from $85.60

Avg 1 change 4hr 17m

Antwerp to Bruges by train

from $19.24

Avg 0 changes 1hr 22m

Dresden to Bruges by train

from $193.10

Avg 2 changes 9hr 26m

Zeebrugge to Bruges by train

from $23.89

Avg 0 changes

Leipzig to Bruges by train

from $110.82

Avg 2 changes 8hr 1m

Lille to Bruges by train

from $19.91

Avg 1 change 1hr 35m

Kortrijk to Bruges by train

from $10.62

Avg 0 changes 47m

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Rotterdam to Bruges by train

from $60.39

Avg 1 change 2hr 2m

Charleroi Sud to Bruges by train

from $27.87

Avg 1 change 1hr 53m

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bruges by train

from $173.86

Avg 1 change 2hr 40m

Düsseldorf to Bruges by train

from $36.50

Avg 2 changes 3hr 41m

Oostende to Bruges by train

from $5.31

Avg 0 changes 14m

Luxembourg City to Bruges by train

from $69.01

Avg 1 change 4hr 12m

Munich to Bruges by train

from $48.44

Avg 2 changes 7hr 51m

Mannheim to Bruges by train

from $147.98

Avg 2 changes 4hr 41m

Liège to Bruges by train

from $82.95

Avg 0 changes 1hr 58m

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