I don`t know why I imagined Brugge a smaller and full of chocolate Amsterdam!
I wasn`t wrong about the chocolate part – there were chocolate shops everywhere – , but I almost ran out of energy trying to discover the water, the canals and the bridges. They do exist and they are incredibly old, beautiful and well preserved, but you really have to walk a lot to find one! And the 31 degrees didn`t make it much easier…
Part of the city reminded me of Sighisoara, the citadel town in Transylvania: towers, gates, arches, stone, in other words all this medieval air that I totally adore. And, just like Sighisoara, full of tourists in the centre and almost deserted on the side streets and further away.
I loved Brugge the moment I entered it and I consider it the most Dutch influenced part of Belgium. This is visible first of all in the language itself, but also in architecture and, generally, in the way locals act and organize.
I would definitely like to see this cozy little city again and hopefully next time I also find a room there!