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“THE place to visit if you’re looking to get into the festive mood!”

Solos’ Charlotte visited the picturesque city of Bruges last December and highly recommends it as “THE place to visit if you’re looking to get into the festive mood!” With its quaint cobbled streets, incredible chocolate shops on every corner, and an abundance of Belgian beers to try, Bruges offers an unforgettable experience. What’s even better is that the small city is effortlessly navigable on foot; no public transport is needed.


charlotte staff by bruges canal view and architecture


Festive atmosphere

“Surrounded by stunning architectural buildings, you’ll find a few different Christmas market setups as you wander through the city. A Belgian waffle is a must-try while you’re there, but there’s a whole array of foods, drinks, and gifts to browse, creating a truly festive atmosphere. It’s a perfect place to pick up any last-minute Christmas presents!”

Here are some of the top things to do while there:

choco-story chocolate museum in Bruges demonstration tasting


Must-do museums

“Belgium is renowned for its chocolate and chips, so if museums are your thing, visiting these museums is a fascinating experience to learn about the history of each, and of course, to sample both—Choco-Story and the Frietmuseum. You can even get a deal for visiting both museums, conveniently located close to each other!”




Bruges beer brewery tour view at de halve mann



Brewery Tours

“For beer enthusiasts, visiting some of the local pubs is a must. The brewery tour at De Halve Maan is fantastic and goes beyond a standard brewery tour. You’ll walk through the history of Bruges’ beers, witnessing the evolution of the brewing process in an authentic city location and even see the pipeline that connects to the bottling site just outside the city!”



view from belfry tower in bruges over christmas markets



Best view in the house

“For a fantastic view over the city and the main square of the Christmas markets, head to the top of the Belfry of Bruges tower – a breathtaking experience, especially after watching the film ‘In Bruges’ in anticipation of my visit, where the tower is heavily featured.”




waffles in bruges from otto waffle atelier cafe


Eat, drink, laugh, repeat

A few food and drink recommendations would include Otto Waffle Atelier – offering amazing waffles, including gluten-free options. A great group meal location would be the Mexican restaurant Más Brugge which served delicious food and cocktails (unless you wish to opt for more traditional cuisine!)





If you’re after a unique bar experience, visit La Trappiste, situated in an 800-year-old medieval cellar, boasting 26 different beers on tap and 150 bottled beers! It’s a popular spot, so plan your visit accordingly.


La Trappiste bar beer in bruges and tasting


If you’d like to explore Bruges’ Christmas Markets with a group of like-minded solo travellers, click here to book your place!


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