I just got back from visiting the city and IMO it has got to be the most underrated city in Europe if not the world. They have millions of little alleyways with medieval buildings and it is just breathtaking. Look at an aerial pic on wikipedia on Brugge. The old section is humongous! It is nicknamed the Venice of the north because of its canals. I rode on a gondola styled boat for 5 Euros and it was well worth it. They have two large churches with towers as tall as some skyscrapers. The food is great (Belgian wafels with cream and chocalate) and the city is extremely clean. It is funny how the kids ride throughout the old district to get to school. Most American parents are too over protective to let them do such a thing. I stayed in the Crowne Plaza Hotel there and it was luxurious. The architecture around Brugge is beautiful. The rooves are like stairs going up. It is a good day trup for French, Belgians, and Hollanders, and a great point for oversea people to start a European excursion. It is so romantic. If you are traveling around Europe I can't stress enough of visiting this city. I had a wonderful time and trust me, you will too.