Rozenhoedkaai (c) Jan D’Hondt
Bruges, the capital city of Belgium’s West Flanders province, is a place where time seems to have frozen sometime in the medieval era, but without the knights or plagues. Its canals, ancient buildings and lanes, and cobbled streets are the setting of a classical love story, and who doesn’t like living in one. The buildings at Zeebrugge port, the 14th-century city hall at Burg square, and the historic city center that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Bruges is steeped in history. And it is a fascinating experience to explore the city with one hand holding a box of artisan chocolate and the other holding the love of your life. Here, then, are 3 place you must not miss out on when visiting this beautiful city. ALSO READ: 18 stupendous pictures of Belgium that will make it your dream destination Also Read - Cat In Belgium Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Being Infected By Owner, Experts Say 'Rare Case'
Bonifaciusbrug (c) Jan D’Hondt
You can spend hours just sitting at the Bonifaciusbrug and Arentshof areas. Arentshof lies along a beautiful canal, with tall trees that wrap themselves and shield the cobbled streets and hidden benches under them. Find a spot to sit on and enjoy the wonderful view of the Gruuthuse Palace and Church of Our Lady, or watch as tourist boats slowly pass through the canal. Or turn towards the streets, whose stones echo the clip-clop of horses as they pull their carriages. And linger on until the evening, when the carefully placed lights illuminate Arentshof in a warm glow. Also Read - FIH Pro League: India Men’s Hockey Team Stun World Champions Belgium 2-1
Rozenhoedkaai (c) Toerisme Brugge
Bonifaciusbrug and Arentshof are best experienced during the autumn and winter months, but Rozenhoedkaai is breathtaking any day of the year, in any season. This is one of the most photographed spots in the city, and for good reason. The postcard-perfect Rozenhoedkaai has plenty of places where you can click some incredible photos with your love, or you can just savor the scene together and have your moment, capturing it within your own heart. Also Read - Kim Clijsters Announces Plan to Make Comeback in March 2020
Minnewater (c) Jan D’Hondt
Minnewaterpark lies towards the south of Bruges, with a small rectangular lake adjacent to it called Minnewater. The name translates to Lake of Love, and is associated with the romantic tragedy of Minna and Stromberg. Legend has it that if you walk over the bridge that spans this lake with your partner, you will be blessed with eternal love. With a beautiful view and a story for company, Minnewaterpark is probably one of the most romantic spots in an already romantic city. NOW READ: 5 places that produce the best chocolate in the world
Quiet, vibrant, unhurried and with a hundred fascinating tales to tell, Bruges is as romantic as it gets. It is a delight to see and experience, with many calling it an open air museum. As the sun sets, the city lights frame the monuments, facades and statues to keep the romance alive.