10 reasons for proposing in Bruges.
Bruges is the pearl of Belgium and probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a fairy tale medieval town with picturesque cobble stone streets, canals, beautiful market squares, historic churches and lots of chocolate and beer shops. The historical city centre is a world heritage site of UNESCO. It is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North” because of the numerous canals crossing the city. It is the city of a thousand photo opportunities and one of the most romantic places in Europe to propose. Here are 10 reasons for proposing in Bruges:
1. Bruges is truly beautiful.
This needs no further explanation really, the medieval architecture, the small streets, the canals filled with swans, the famous town square and its soaring tower. Pure magic!
2. It’s well connected to Paris and Amsterdam for a truly unforgettable engagement journey.
Why limit yourselves with only visiting Bruges, when you can hop on the train and visit the three most beautiful cities in western Europe on one trip? The “Thalys” trains are quick and traveling between these three cities has never been easier. Book in advance and enjoy the amazing trip.
3. No matter where you are in the city, the world’s best beer and chocolate are always at arm’s length.
Everybody knows that the best chocolate and beer come from Belgium. Everybody! So just stroll around the old cobble stone streets of Bruges and start tasting. You can find some of the most famous Belgian chocolate brands like Neuhouse, Godiva, Leonidas and Galler, but also boutique makers like Dumon, The Chocolate Line and BbyB. And yes, you will need to try them all 🙂
4. Local people are welcoming and everybody speaks English.
Organising your stay and proposal will be easy. Everyone speaks English in Bruges, even the older people.
5. Bruges looks magical at night.
I can’t stress that enough! Make sure to stay at least for one night to explore and enjoy the historical city centre after dark. It will be a magical experience!
6. Bruges is the home of a few Michelin star restaurants.
Do you like good food? Perfect! Bruges has a lot to offer. Yes, the city centre is filled with great looking restaurants, but for a special gourmet experience head over to one of the Michelin start restaurants in Bruges. One of the best and very centrally located is the famous “Den Gouden Harynck“. Just a few steps away from one of the most beautiful places in the city – The Bonifacious Bridge, the restaurant will amaze you with its menu, without emptying completely your pocket.
7. You can visit some of the filming locations of the movie “In Bruges”.
If you have never seen the movie “In Bruges” by Martin McDonagh you should! Great cast (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes,…) and the 12th century buildings and canals of Bruges are just the perfect backdrop for the story.
8. You can try some of the best Belgian waffles.
And I know just the place where you should try them: “Chez Albert” in Bruges has the best waffles in town! Centrally located (Breidelstraat 16) and a bit busy most of the time. And please get a plain waffle first to enjoy the real taste and then order the chocolate, cream and strawberry monstrosity you had your eyes on 🙂
9. You can schedule your engagement photo session with the best photographer in Bruges.
Last, but not least you can book the best photographer in Bruges to document this once in a lifetime moment for you. Memories are everything, don’t let your fade away! We will spend two hours walking around the city and exploring the most amazing spots. I will guide you trough this adventure and we will do some magical photos together 🙂 Book your session well in advance to be sure your date will be available. I am looking forward to meeting you and doing some magic together!
10. You can eat fries all day long and nobody will comment about your choice of food, since most people around you will be doing the same 🙂
I am pretty sure you don’t need more than this 10 reasons for proposing in Bruges, but in case you do, contact me and we will discuss your special day! I am looking forward to hearing from you.