When you’re planning a trip to Bruges make sure to consider our Bruges car hire services so that you zip in and around the city at a quick speed. Bruges is amongst the very few very well preserved per-motorized cities in Europe and as such offers a particular type of charm due to its compact size and architecture.
Considering the small size of the city and of Belgium in general, the city is served by Brussels’ Charleroi Airport which is connected via train routes however you could very easily employ our Brussels car rental services, have a car ready for you at the airport and then simply drive into Bruges.
The portion of the city that is located inside the city walls and beyond the encircling canal offers what the city is all about, charming historic houses, cobbled streets and canals all over. One might be a bit confused by how new the houses look, rest assured that they are indeed centuries old, just that they are very well maintained.
There are quite a few sights that you may want to visit while in Bruges, such as the Basilica of the Holy Blood. This is a very beautiful church which houses a most holy relic – a vial of blood that is said to belong to Jesus. The building itself is a Gothic-style building with a heavy Romanesque chapel underneath.
Yet another religious building that combines the Gothic and Romanesque styles is the Onze Lieve Vrouwkerk. Here you can see the tombs of Charles the Bold and of his daughter Mary of Burgundy.
For those who are interested in art and culture, they can visit the Groeninge Museum which has a great collection of artworks which span hundreds of years starting with the 14th century to the 20th. It should be mentioned that the exhibitions focus mostly on painters who either lived or worked in Bruges but it is still an interesting visit.
These are of course only a few of the many things that you can see and do while in Bruges and you would definitely benefit from our Bruges car hire services.