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“Fabulous market square”
Review of The Markt

The Markt
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Bruges Historium All-Inclusive Package with Audio Guide
Ranked #5 of 154 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Lovely to walk around and take photos but would advise to avoid eating or drinking in the square, it's a tourist trap Magnet.

Thank Gerry C
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were here during the Christmas market and it was amazing. The waffle carts had great food with lots of tasty topping options (get the caramel!). There were horse-drawn carts that took you on short tours of the city, but we opted to explore on foot and off the beaten path. Everywhere we went everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. We went with two European friends and their family (she's French and her family came with us and her boyfriend is German). My friend's little sister (who is a pre-teen) had a great time and went ice skating. Since they are from northern France they knew the area pretty well and we walked through a lot of winding paths with no other people around, which was wonderful considering how many people were in the square.

Belgium in general was my favorite country, and this was my favorite city.

Thank SiriusScientist
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Wow! This place has you looking up-up-up! The old buildings are quite remarkable to see and the square is HUGE. It's worth a look-see if you don't mind the crowds - and there WILL be crowds if you visit midday.

Thank realpep
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

beautiful city square with great views. The horse drawn carriages leave from this square. belfort and town hall nearby as well as shopping.

Thank travelwolf14
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is very crowded most of the time and there are lots of restaurants, most of which are expensive tourist traps, if you want to eat in nice surroundings, then try some of the other restaurants in the list. However you can do two things from here which are worth a go: The tour bus and the Horse Carriages, both of which are worth a go. The horse carriages are quite expensive, (39 Euro for 30 Mins) but they take up to 5 or 6 people and are good fun. The tour bus is about 7 Euro and is about 40 mins and gives you an excellent overview of Bruges.
The boat trip on the canals is also good and about 8 Euro and very enjoyable. They get very crowded and there are long queues, we went from near Burgh (No 1 on the map) and it was less crowded, but we still had a 30 min wait.

Thank tayjers
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