I went to Bruges, Belgium as part of my roadtrip in 2012 and was really enchanted by the wonderful atmosphere of the city. I didn’t have too many sights on my list and simple walked through the enlightened city at night and along the canals – giving the city center a feeling of Venice, Italy or Amsterdam, the Netherlands – in daytime.
I had a cheap hotel close to the railway station where also a multi-storey car park is located. I visited the Belfort at the Grote Markt and enjoyed Belgian fries and fruit beer, a favorite of the people here. If you want to catch a first glimpse of the town, check out the 2008 movie In Bruges – not a blockbuster but a good movie referencing to the classic movie Don’t Look Now.