I had one mission and one mission only for Belgium. Try as many Belgian beers as I could. Get me a Hoegaarden or anything Belgian white, wheat or blond and I’m a happy gal.
But I was happy to find that everything in Belgium is as delicious as their beer!
Let me tell you about Bruges. It’s an adorable little town that looks right out of Beauty & the Beast and is just an hour train ride from Brussels. It’s not a terribly beautiful train ride. You can expect mostly cow fields. But it is quick! And included in your Eurail pass.
What To Do
We grabbed lunch (and Belgian beers!) at a restaurant right in the town square and spent about two hours trying different foods and enjoying the beautiful day. Get the croquettes! They were delicious. And we HAD to try Belgian waffles. When in Belgium, right? But it cost us. Of course, since we were in the most touristy part of town. 53 Euro. If you’re looking for a cheap meal in Bruges, make sure to get out of the town square.
Cambrinus is a famous bar in Bruges and is known for its 400 different Belgian beers. Since my mission for Belgium was to drink beer, I had to check it out. I did a beer tasting of four different beers: one that tasted a lot like Hoegaarden, one IPA, one blond that tasted like Blue Moon and one cherry wheat.
Oh, and we each had our own!
A British man came up to us and asked, “Are you girls going to drink all of those!?” Why yes sir, we are. And boy, do we need it.
After our beer tasting we popped into one of the countless chocolate shops to try Belgian chocolates. You can buy chocolate in basically any shape! I chose boob chocolates. And damnnnnnn were they some good tasting boobs. 😉
God, I hate myself but I just can’t say it enough. Bruges is adorable! If I were to do it over, I would have stayed in Bruges instead of Brussels. Being outside of the main cities is so much more enjoyable!