This being my first time in Belgium, I was excited to arrive at Bruges Central Station.
Although I had only an afternoon to spend there, I looked forward to seeing a few of the popular sights, indulging in fine chocolates and feeling the charm of this medieval city.
Outside the station, I headed in the direction of Belfort and the Church of Our Lady in the distance. For the next few hours, I enjoyed as much of Bruges as I could in a short period of time. Read about my visit in this blog post: In Bruges
A whirlwind of a visit, I was soon back on the platform waiting for my train to Rotterdam via Antwerp. A brief, but enjoyable introduction to Belgium.
Ever since I saw the movie I have always wanted to visit because it looked so quaint. Of course aside from the mussels and the chocolate I like Belgian beer!
I’m not much of a beer drinker, but when I do have one it’s usually a Belgian beer!
Sometimes short and sweet is enough to give you the flavour of the place. Interesting spelling in the train station. Did you find Belgium to be expensive?
I didn’t find it to be very expensive, but my spending experiences were quite limited. I need more time to find out!
haven’t been to belgium in YEARS but the best thing about it was the chocolate & liege!!
I’ll put Liege on the agenda for the next trip. 🙂
If it’s Thursday, this must be Belgium 😉
Thanks — I love trains and stations!
Thanks for sharing these photos and making me want to go to Belgium, too!
Thanks, Mike — complimented!
Great shots and nice you got to visit
Thanks, Eileen 🙂
the top picture reminds me of Switzerland. It’s not uncommon here to get train covered in graffiti! It’s so sad really, that sort of vandalism
I didn’t see a lot of graffiti on this trip, but it seems to be pretty well done on this particular train.
Although it’s not very far from Italy, I’ve never had the chance to visit Belgium. Now I’m back to Europe for a while and will visit all I missed, before heading to my next longterm trip again.
It’s funny how it’s often the places not far from our hometowns that we haven’t visited!
Nice. I would love to visit Belgium one day too. Weather looked perfect from your pictures. The closest I have been so far is only France.
The weather was actually very mixed that day. As you see in the pic it was sunny when I arrived, and within an hour it poured rain. I guess that’s pretty typical there.
I’d love to go, if nothing more than to take-in as much chocolates as I can – nothing in the world that can compare to those made here!
Yes, the chocolates! Indulged a bit, but ready for more.
You left out the most important part…. the chocolate 🙂
Well, I actually do mention indulging in fine chocolates — they are indeed a big part of what I like about Belgium!
I agree with Stephanie — the chocolate! I’ve also only been to Belgium once, for an afternoon. But my boyfriend’s Belgian and goes all the time.
I totally get it about chocolate. I’d like to visit the chocolate museum next time!
That was a a sweet introduction to Belgium! I hope you grabbed enough chocolates before you board the train.
Mmmm, Belgium. I really want to see what Belgium food are like. By the way, Belgium streets look sooo clean O_O