Bruges; Saturday, 16 September, 2017

Looking out of the window it was onto a scene of a massive downpour that was pummelling the canal below, so it looked like the day might be a bit of a washout. However, during breakfast the rain started to reduce down to a drizzle, and by the time we left the hotel just before 10am it was down to only the occasional spit.

It meant we could hop onto an early canal tour in a virtually empty boat and take in the city sights from the water.

Following the tour we headed over to a nearby café for a late morning coffee before wandering through the old town and down to the Beguinage to have a look around that before stopping for lunch at a nearby restaurant with a view over the point on the canal where all the boats turn and head back. It was also the resting point for horses doing carriage rides through the city.

After lunch we continued having a wander through the old town, stopping when we got back to the Markt for a late afternoon coffee.

Following a bit more of a wander we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and then back out for dinner.

After dinner we had a little bit more of a wander before heading back to the hotel


Heavy Showers Sunny
Warm (10-20C, 50-68F)