I am so behind on putting together posts from my trip at the beginning of summer, but I really wanted to highlight some of my other favorite spots we visited. Bruges, Belgium has been at the top if my travel bucket list for years so I was very excited when we could work it into this vacation. Belgian design is one of my favorite interior styles and I constantly pull inspiration from Belgian designers, but I had yet to visit the country where so many of my favorites originated (hello Belgian linen and Axel Vervoordt). We took the train from Amsterdam to Bruges which was such an easy ride and the train station is very close to the city center.
Bruges was everything I wanted it to be and then some. A picturesque fairytale town that truly looks like it is out of a storybook. The historic city center is a series of winding stone streets, chocolate shops and Im not kidding.. the town smells like fresh Belgian waffles (which you can get everywhere). I had nothing planned for this portion and we just ate at whatever restaurants we walked by that look good (we loved Brasserie Cambrinus for Belgian beers and comfort food). It was so fun to just wander around and take in all of the details. Bruges is a tourist hotspot so the crowds can be thick and there are always a few off putting fast food chains sandwiched between Medieval buildings, but I have found that is most tourist places in Europe these days. Every Wednesday there is a Farmer’s Market in Grote Markt that we stumbled on during an early morning coffee run. The small stalls were filled with stunning fresh peonies, produce, meats and cheeses. For me, it doesn’t get much more charming. I am already very eager to go back to Bruges at Christmastime. I can only imagine how idyllic it looks lit up with Christmas lights and littered with festive decorations.
Stunning lobby details at The Pand Hotel which I highly recommend. Great location and adorable interior details.
The beautiful Dille and Kamille store, which has locations all over Belgium and The Netherlands