Well our last day in Bruges, and after a good nights sleep at the Hotel Jacob we were up bright and early, for breakfast, which was served in a really lovely dining room which had an amazing ornate ceiling. Breakfast choice was vast cereals, fruits, croissants, cold meats & cheese etc I could go on and on, so it set us up nicely for the day. First stop of the day was the chocolate museum Choco-Story now I was fully expecting to be a bit bored but in fact it was the opposite, it was very interesting indeed, with some amazing facts on the history of chocolate through the ages. there was some also some amazing sculptures made from chocolate I would throughly recommend a visit.
Next on the agenda was a boat trip along the canals of Bruges, there are various places you can pick up the boats, but as it is November many were closed for the season, but we did find one operating at the junction of Wollestraat and Rozenhoedkaai. (Click here for map) there was an interesting commentary on board the boat along with stunning views of Bruges’s amazing architecture it was well worth the trip. (Top tip: Our Hotel gave us a discount card to all the top attractions of the city, it seemed a generic card which I am sure all hotels supply, so saving a bit of money). Next stop was the Beer Wall now this is a small bar selling over 1000 different kinds of belgium beers, (see photo) although needless to say I did not get to sample them all but would have loved to over time, plenty of time I might add. The bar is located just over the bridge from where we caught the boat, and caters for all tastes even the girls enjoyed a tipple. I had a Christmas dark ale which was very nice indeed, but at 10.5% proof it would not take too many to blur the vision.
Well the day had flown by and it was soon time to head back to the Hotel, get our cases and head back to board the ship for the journey home. Bruges is a wonderful city and it would definitely be on my list of must see again cities. I will post more photo’s of the trip on my Flickr Page so have a look if you will
Oh well another trip over so its time to sign off again, so stay safe, keep well but most of all keep following.