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Brussels: Politics, Architecture, Beer & Smurfs

Blogger Erik describes his trip to Brussels over Christmas.

Gothic rock and how many guitars did Eric Clapton give away?

Brussels lies at the crossroad of the Germanic culture from the north and the Romance of the south, and the architecture is a testament to the ever-changing guardians over the centuries of war. The gothic Main Square with the Townhouse and the nearby buildings, one of them housing a Hard Rock Cafe, express the quintessence of the style. Let's call it gothic rock.

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Bruges: A Student Travel Guide

One of the best things about living in the UK is how quick, easy and cheap it is to get to mainland Europe. For short weekend breaks there are so many options it can be hard to decide where to go. To help you out we are creating a series of guides to places in Europe that are perfect for short holidays.


Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, in Belgium, is a picturesque town full of original architecture and stunning ancient churches.

Getting There

Bruges is so easy to get to by train. From London St Pancras you can take the Eurostar all the way to Brussels, where you change to get a direct train to Bruges station. The whole journey takes less than 3 hours and is relatively cheap (around £50 return) if you book well in advance. 



The best place to stay in Bruges is probably in one of the dozens of Bed and Breakfasts. For around 40 Euros per person per night, you can find a very comfortable room in the centre of town. You can search for B&Bs in Bruges here.

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