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Unusual mix of darkness and beauty

Lost in time – that’s how you feel in the heart of Bruges, Europe’s best preserved medieval city. This is a dreamy city that could convert the most modern poet into a romantic: nothing upsets the peace and equilibrium of this medieval destination - no high rises, rare neon lights and hardly any blights of modern development. A waffle stall on every corner, romantic carriages on every street, and an airy main square with 47 chiming bells are just some of the city’s unique features.

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Grote Markt

Grote Markt

Famous The main market square of Brugge

The main market square of Brugge

Stay.com Editors' Note

Grote Markt is a large market in the heart of downtown Brugge. It is the site of one of the most famous monuments of the city, the 12th-century Belfry. The square was reconstructed in 1995-1996.

Grote Markt is the place where the locals comes shopping for farm produced fruit, vegetables, and other local specialties, every Wednesday morning. In November-December this is also the place where you will find the Christmas market, and the ice rink. The square is surrounded by popular cafes.

Grote Markt
Grote Markt, Bruges