Market Square in Bruges live camView of the Market Square where the Belfry overlooks from The Olive Tree Restaurant

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    • 5 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    @ %arc, thank you. It looks so fun. I hope you enjoy your next visit to this beautiful place!

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    • 1 week ago
    • LEANDRO GORGEN

    linda Brugges....aqui no Brasil estamos com o coração sangrando....#FORÇACHAPECOENSE

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    • 1 week ago
    • %arc

    @GWynn, Yes indeed they provide some little cart, kid trolley, so parents or grown up can push the littles ones so they can also enjoy it even so too young to be on skate

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    • 1 week ago
    • Gwynn H

    Are there chairs or carts to hold and push for extra balance available on the ice? I just saw what looked like someone pushing another adult in a chair and a mom holding or pushing a smaller something. If so, what a great idea! I would love to skate again but wouldn't be willing to risk a fall. (Not much in the way of ice skating available where I am.)

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sheila Anderson-Wray

    adore Bruges - especially when the Christmas Market is on. The Crystal Tree at the Ice Rink always makes me smile - it is SO magical

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Shelley

    Oooh, gorgeous. Wish I was there to enjoy the Christmas market.
    The traffic on that corner scares me with cars, vans and bikes all criss-crossing each other. I'd be scared to cross the road. I don't know how there haven't been accidents.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • les

    cant wait to be there something special about brugge

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • %arc

    as every year, amazing how trained and efficient these guys are to build the all village in a couple of days...
    Can't wait to be there again

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • mags

    So excited to see the ice rink being built up! 23 days and we will be there eating and drinking xmas leffe for 4 days :)

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • %arc

    Today start the building of the Ice Ring... so magical period and atmosphere in Bruge every year for Xmas festivities

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    • 1 month ago
    • %arc

    First step of 2016 Xmas street light decoration is done, cables has been fixed across the road, can't wait to see the Xmas Market being rebuild again...53 days and we'll be in lovely Bruges again

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    • 2 months ago
    • chinggay

    Hi Dunce. Im working as a registered nurse as of the mo but im not really worried or bothered on whatever kind of job I will get as I have and wanted to learn personally the language first then maybe practice my profession or maybe not as i dont see it as necessary to reach my personal aim/dream. Im more than happy to work at the till or resto... i can always find meaning on it. im nearly forty and I am a female. thanks

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    • 2 months ago
    • dunce

    @Chinggay Any more info about you; male/female , age , current work , maybe I can help if you want a job and live in Bruges Belgium... all the best;

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    • 2 months ago
    • Bernard Burrows

    I was there with my Coach 1986.1987.1988.1990.1991.

Market Square in Bruges

Market Square (Grote Markt) is the heart of the stunning medieval city of Bruges (Brugge), with an area of about 1 hectare it is the center of the commercial life and the ideal spot where a variety of social, political, and religious events take place.

Today the square is one of the most important must-see attractions, hundreds of tourists and locals transit here every day delighted by the fact that after the renovation works of 1995 parking was finally removed and the whole area became mostly traffic-free, a real pedestrian's dream; Market Square is dominated by the impressive medieval (1220) 83 meter high Belfry Tower (or Beffroi), one of the city's most prominent landmarks; its magnificent 47-bell carillon continues to peal out over the city every quarter hour, although thrice destroyed and rebuilt, from its top it still offers breathtaking views over the whole Bruges; declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, this stunning city still keeps its original late medieval features so that is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe; whether we decide to explore the city simply on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage we'll be equally captured by the magical atmosphere of this so picturesque town while enjoying a charming transportation to the medieval. Its attractions also include the Cloth Hall, the imposing Provincial Palace in neo-gothic style, the statue of the patriotic heroes Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck also decorates the square while many shops and restaurants are surrounded by old buildings and houses. Very little information dates from the pre-roman age, anyway it seems that Bruges was founded as a fortress-city in the 9th century by Vikings who settled here (the Dutch name "Brugge" seems to have come originally from "Bryggja" meaning "harbour or mooring place"); the growing prosperity of the city made it rapidly one of the most important maritime capitals of Europe until the 16th century when Bruges entered a period of stagnation. For a longtime it was at the center of the chronic struggle between England and France, this situation led to many revolts, The Bruges Matins (Brugse Metten), which saw armed insurrectionists led by de Coninck and Breydel, is absolutely worth mentioning.

Bruges, capital of West Flanders, is today a real city-museum, a charming scenery filled with incredible history, although its size, there is a lot to see and do, our tour should also include a visit to museums and ancient buildings (such as the Groeninge Museum and the gothic Palace of Gruuthuse, magnificent masterpieces of Flemish architecture) and churches, cafès and shops still working according to ancient techniques; it is assumed that the manufacturing of lace started during Ancient Rome, anyway this tradition is still strongly alive and an important resource even if the city knows other growing economic sectors, it is a world famous chocolate hotspot with a variety of chocolatiers and shops and a paradise for all lovers of beer; walking through the picturesque streets of Bruges we'll be invaded by chocolate shops, pubs and lace boutiques with all kinds of gifts, it will be furthermore interesting a visit to the Lace Museum with its permanent exhibitions showing several lace varieties, a must-see for all lovers of craftsmanship of high quality. Our tour in Bruges, also known as "Venice of the North" due to its picturesque canals, should also include a delightful boat ride while appreciating the charming surrounding scenery including the Saint John's House Mill (Sint Janshuismolen) and the Koelewei Mill (Koeleweimolen).

Bruges has also been designated as European Capital of Culture in 2002 due to its significant cultural importance in architecture as well as painting, moreover it was well represented by the important poet and priest Guido Gezelle, the house in which he was born is today used as a literary and didactic museum.

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