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Bruges, Belgium | “Venice of the North”

Bruges, Belgium | “Venice of the North”

Bruges is easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. This well-kept, medieval city in northwest Belgium is made even more incredible by a series of canals that flow through town. The canals have led to Bruges being nicknamed the “Venice of the North”, and canal tours are one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Bruges is an amazing city, but it’s overflowing with tourists in the summer. That poses plenty of problems, but it also means that you can find tons of coupons for a canal tour. I honestly don’t remember how much my mom and I paid, but it was cheap. Before we did anything else in Bruges (aside from find our hotel), my mom and I hopped on a canal tour with about 30 other tourists. Our guide was probably no older than 21, but he was knowledgeable and multi-lingual. He asked where everyone was from on the boat and translated all of his information in the different languages everyone needed (click here to get a feel for what a canal tour is...

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