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Booking Around the World: Bruges

July 25, 2022


The first thing that I think of when I think about Bruges, Belgium isn’t books. It’s canals, then waffles, then beer. So, it was a lovely surprise to find that Bruges is also a bookish town in the most unexpected ways.

Books & Brunch combines two of my favourite things — eating and reading. Set in a second-hand bookshop, you can browse and buy books while you wait for your order to be loving made and delivered. Outdoor tables are available for warm days.

The Novel is a charming cafe just far enough away from the historical centre of town that you don’t feel like a tourist. With good coffee and light fare, it’s a lovely place to stop before a day exploring Bruges.

On the way out of town, I wandered through the public library and was amazed by the airy layout and gorgeous children’s section. Yet another reason to add “books” to my list of things that I think of when I think about Bruges.

Books & Brunch
Garenmarkt 30, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
+32 50 709079

The Novel
Eekhoutstraat 1, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
+32 488 13 30 92

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  1. July 27, 2022 6:22 pm

    I didn’t know about books and Bruges, although I have been to Bruges. I’m with you about “eating and reading”!

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