In Bruges

Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in Belgium. The medieval center of Bruges, which is very well preserved, is a UNESCO world heritage site. I loved the architecture, the beautiful canals and their surroundings, and the overall atmosphere of the place. Bruges became a lot more well known after the 2008 film “In Bruges,” from Irish-British director Martin McDonagh, which is set almost entirely there. I saw it back then and have ever since wanted to see the real thing, which finally happened this past April. Here are some highlights of beautiful Brugge.

Amsterdam: A City of Canals

Amsterdam is a city of canals and bridges. After a few days walking around it, I lost count of how many bridges I had crossed and how many canals I had seen and photographed. Since I love trivia, I found out that Amsterdam has 165 canals, with a combined length of 100 KM (60 Miles). The city has 1,753 so-called ‘numbered’ bridges, 80 of which are within the belt of canals (grachtengordel). There are an additional 2,250+ less significant bridges. No, we didn’t even get close to seeing everything! After a while it gets a bit old… This gallery is dedicated to Amsterdam’s canals, bridges, and all the water around it! Plus the beautiful views that come with them, of course.