Brugges town centre Aire

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  1. paultelfer

    paultelfer Deleted User

    Hi

    We are off to Belgium in a couple of weeks and would like opinions on the Aire in Brugges. Things like, is it safe and secure etc.
     
  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi Paul

    We have spent many nights on the "old" aire at Brugge, which is just across the road from the new aire, without any problems. We have not used the new aire as yet, but we would be quite happy to do so. I have not heard of anyone experiencing any problems there, but be vigilant and take the necessary precautions and all should be well. The new aire is quite expensive and is based on a 24 hour time scale. If you leave after your time has elapsed the machine automatically charges for another 24 hours. Camping Memling a full facility site is not much more expensive than the aire although it is a little further outside of the city, there is a good bus link in from the site though. Brugge is a beatiful city, I hope you enjoy your stay there. Any further questions just ask away we will answer if we can.
     
  3. Braunston

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    Hi,

    Totally agree with Brisey, only we will only use Camping Memling as it is in our opinion far better value for money, as for just a couple of euros more you get showers, toilets, water and waste included, plus a reasonable level of security, which we think is definitely worth the extra, as Brisey states there is a bus service within a few minutes walk of Camping Memling that will take you right into the centre, and there are a couple of supermarkets within walking distance and a bar on the corner if you fancy a drink in the evening. You can walk or cycle into the city as well it takes about 20-25 mins to walk and 10 mins to cycle

    Enjoy yourselves Bruges is a lovely city and don't miss seeing Michelangelo's Madonna and Child statue its really worth seeing and take a boat trip on the canals.


     
  4. Blisters

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    Hi Paul

    We have stayed on the Aire in Brugge several times and have never had any problems or heard of anyone having problems, it is 15 euros out of season and I think 22.50 euro in season, I think they have brought the price down since last year.

    A couple of tips for you, 1 on the way in entre the aire via the barrier on the right as appossed to going stright on as the coaches do as this will cost you more, and 2 there is a tap in the coach park by the attendants hut which is free, otherwise you'll pay for it at the aire

    Graham
     
  5. symbolic

    symbolic Deleted User

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    Hi

    It's expensive but very convenient to the old part of town.
    We stayed in Sept last year for one night with no problems.

    Well apart from a huge thunder storm which forced us into a bar for longer than planned.

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  6. drs

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    We stayed there last year it was easy walking to the town centre. The aire was clean and tidy and surrounded by a fence with barriers so security shouldn't be a problem. The only problem was that nobody seemed able to use the service point including the Europeans. Although it is quite expensive if you take into account the parking fees then it's not to bad. You have to pay at the kiosk in the coach park and the attendant was helpful. Enjoy your stay we will try to go again ourselves this year.
     
  7. Belgian

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    The aire at Bruges is indeed expensive, but near the town centre.
    However there are free aires at Damme (small aire wthout services - but in cycling distance from Bruges) and 2 aires in Zeebrugge (the first, 9pl, near Zeebrugge-beach, and another, 20 pl near the navy, behind the old fishermans docks - both without services)
     
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