Monday, July 9, 2012

{Bruges, Belgium: Part I}

Last week my sister Anna came to Amsterdam to visit us! Having family in town is the greatest. Her trip was pretty quick - too quick (she arrived Wednesday evening and left this morning) - but we managed to take a fun excursion to Bruges on Friday. It's a 4 hour train ride from Amsterdam (which includes switching trains in Antwerp) and it is completely worth the journey. 

Bruges is pretty much a smaller, cleaner, more fairy-tale-like version of Amsterdam. It is speckled with adorable canals, quaint cobblestone streets and stunning architecture. And don't even get me started on the waffles, chocolates, frites and beer! So many ways to indulge in Bruges! I know it's not Paris, but if you have the chance to visit someday, I know you wouldn't regret it! 
{Photos ©  Liz Denfeld}

67 comments:

  1. We went to Brugge last summer and we loved it. We' re planning to go again this fall, it's so close to The Hague, only a couple of hours by car!

    Beautiful photos.

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  2. You and your sister are STUNNING! And Bruges looks like a dream, love your photos.

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  3. Gorgeous photos as always, Liz! Looks like you had a great time! I may need to add this to my bucket list. :)

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  4. Looks like such a pretty city and a great place to spend quality time with family!

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  5. These photos are absolutely gorgeous, Liz! Just added Bruges to my list of places to go :) Hugs xx

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  7. Love the photos! I completely agree that Bruges is a cleaner, fairytale, version of Amsterdam. Seems as though you had a lovely time!

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  8. oh my fairy tale place. beautiful photos, liz! and yall are suchhh sisters! such beautiful sisters!

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  9. what a beautiful trip you had!

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  10. its so pretty! you and your sister loook alot a like! i would love to visit there

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  11. Beautiful! I've only been to Brussels so far and loved it. Seems like I need to go to Bruges now too.

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  12. so beautiful! looks like a fancy place!

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  13. Wow, My mother in law was just telling me that Bruges is on her must-see list and then a few days later you post on it! It's definitely on my list now too!

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  14. Belgium is such a wonderful place! I was in Ypres in November and it was just beautiful :) I can tell Bruges is too...can't wait to see more of your trip!

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  15. wonderful adventure and wonderful place ~

    3lin

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  16. We are visiting Bruges in October and I can't wait! Your photos are lovely (as always).

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  17. looks like a wonderful little town! why have i never been to belgium before?!?

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  18. Amazing pictures!!

    You and your sister are stunning!

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  19. Gorgeous!! The city and you two!! Love the boots with the white blazer :) I think I need to put Bruges on my bucketlist.

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  20. Gorgeous photos!! I'm going to be living in London this fall and traveling a lot so I'll definitely have to visit both Bruges and Amsterdam.

    Melanie
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  21. Love all of the pictures. They are gorgeous. Im definitely planning a vacation there one day.
    xo
    Samantha

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  22. Liz ! Your photos are always SO amazing ... I know I always tell you that , but it's true ! Also , love all of the street shots ! Gorgeous !

    Molly

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  23. could you and your sister be any more gorgeous? i'm so glad she was able to come and spend time with you, looks like you had a great time!

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  24. Such beautiful pictures! And y'all look gorgeous! It looks like y'all had such a good time together!

    xo,
    Maria

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  25. I've traveled pretty extensively throughout Europe but somehow I've managed to miss this gem. Bruges looks like a fairy tale! Gorgeous pictures (as always).

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  26. The photos are beautiful. It looks like a really quaint place.

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  27. Beautiful!!! I want to visit Bruges and eat lots & lots of chocolate!

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  28. Have I told you just how amazing your blog is, Liz? I LOVE IT!

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  29. what an absolutely good looking family liz! goodness gracious!

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  30. These pictures are soooo amazing, Liz... makes me literally LONG for Europe, it almost hurts!! And you ladies are just so beautiful. :)

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  31. Oh my these photos are stunning! You and your sis are gorgeous!!!

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  32. Oh my god, STOP. IT. You guys are too pretty for words. Miss you both!

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  33. Love these photos! Bruges is such a beautiful corner of the world :)

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