Belgium

The medieval city of Bruges was spared the fate of many other old towns in the region during the Second World War and it is undoubtedly one of the most charming cities in Europe. With much of the city constructed during the Golden Age era, the walls and surrounding canals were built as early as 1128.

Bruges quickly became a major hub for trade between neighbouring kingdoms and goods coming from overseas. As wealth flooded in, Bruges expanded into the commercial capital of the world. This wealth is easy to see in the meticulously designed city with romantic canals, cobbled walkways and traditional Flemish architecture. Everywhere within the city is but a short walk away and you will love the abundance of outstanding restaurants as well as the small coffee shops baking fresh waffles all day long.