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    • 3 hours ago
    • Thomas Collett

    Thank you for your reply however l would not go to a place like this some you can be killed by minding your own business

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    • 17 hours ago
    • %arc

    To Thomas Collectt... isn't it a proverb telling that "In Rome you should be Roman" may I remind you that no one is forcing you to visit that amazing city... If you do not like it, just stay where you leave but when you're a guest some where else, the good behave would expect you to adapt yourself to the way on local life and not expecting to everyone adjust to your particular standard. Bruges it a mystical place, amazing one and I personaly hope nothing will change beside the huge number of drunk and noisy UK citizen

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    • 1 week ago
    • Thomas Collett

    why don't cyclists stop when people are crossing the road they just plough them you say there's been no accidents l don't know how some of them wants to learn how to use the road

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Thomas Collett

    This city is worse than the Abby Road Crossing in England l live in Birmingham England and if we did that we would get locked up

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    • 1 week ago
    • Thomas Collett

    l don't care what the local's say something need doing it seems no body has got any road séance

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    • 1 week ago
    • Thomas Collett

    l have just watched the webcam and l think that some thing needs doing about the law cycles' just turn without any signals and in front of people without any concern

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Martin Parish

    Thomas Collett, I overheard a conversation when I was there in December 2014, English person said "You don't have many speed cameras here". Local Bruges person replied "We don't need them." Very telling.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • JCC

    I note what you say Thomas Collet. That is the beauty of it. Still in the past where harmony in transport still exist with no accidents. It is a place worth visiting as a tourist. May it will stay like that. Horse, human and machine wonderful!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Thomas Collett

    Does any one know road sense cars don't stop for people and people don't look before crossing the road and cyclise don't wear helmet's and just ride anywhere what is the law there about the road users it seems no one takes any notice of it

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    • 2 months ago
    • %arc

    Thank you so much to the Olive Tree Restaurant for having the WebCam back online...
    Brugge is just a amazing place and the particular athmosphere on Christmas time is like no where else
    Can't wait for next month to be there again..

  • avatar
    • 9 months ago
    • Renato Moreeuw

    Brugge cidade de onde imigraram meus avós, eles sempre falaram que Brugge é uma cidade linda encantadora, romântica e de enfeitiçar os corações das pessoas, se tem uma coisa que quero fazer é o caminho reverso dos meus avós, direto para Brugge.

  • avatar
    • 11 months ago
    • Ventura

    Saudades desta cidade e dos meus amigos "Plines" (e da Tante Marie, em Dame)

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    • 1 year ago
    • andrew norris

    Been to brugge and ostende many times love there area brilliant bars and cafe's. The new years celebrations are second to none. will be there again for this years

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    • 1 year ago
    • Sonny

    So many bicycles in this flat country...

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.

Cam on-line since: 08/07/2012