Amsterdam Layover – Bruges
For our second full day of our Amsterdam layover, we bought a train pass to Bruges in Belgium. It took 3 trains and more than 4 hours to get there, but we had a wonderful time. The weather was mixed sun, rain, wind and even a couple hail storms. An easy walk from the train station led us to all the major sights in this quaint, historic town. Along the way, we tasted Belgian waffle desserts and bought Belgian chocolates from chocolatiers. Many of the narrow streets were empty, creating an impression that we were the only ones in town. So, we were surprised to see how many tourists there were in Burg Square.
Rozenhoedkaai viewpoint and the Belfry, Bruges
We were able to see many of the famous sites, such as the Belfry, City Hall, Blind Donkey Alley, Market Square, the Church of Our Lady, Begijnhof, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the picturesque Rozenhoedkaai river view. It was another long ride back to the Citizen M in Amsterdam, but this was a worthwhile side trip from Amsterdam.