york or bruges and brussells

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  1. paulus the woodgnome

    paulus the woodgnome

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    have got fri sat sun off at the end of november

    dilema

    should i go to york christmas market or bruges and brussels

    opinions please
     
  2. Toffs-G

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    Brugge has my vote - love the city
     
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    Hi Paulus

    A bit of a "no brainer" for us, we love Brugge and visit there at every opportunity.
    Brugge is a much more interesting city to visit when compared with York.
    However I would point out that the Xmas market at Brugge is somewhat disappointing.
    The xmas market in the Grand Place in Brussels is much better and can be reached by a short train journey from Brugge.
     
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    I love York but if you have the money, Bruges and Brussels win for me.
     
  5. paulus the woodgnome

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    thanks for the info

    is brussells christmas market worth seeing and is the train fare from brugge to brussells reletivly cheap
     
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    It has got to be Brugge everytime, any time. Hey may even have the ice ring up & running by then in the main square.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    forget york.....overpriced christmas tat. :winky:

    since when has european train travel been anywhere near as expensive as the archaic rail system in this country..

    brugge to brussels.....probably cheaper than the london underground:thumb:

    travel to berlin for around the same price as york to london:Angry:
     
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    Love York - full of culture and history but choice of the two defiantely got to be Brugge a fantastic city full of fun and the people are great - for Christmas fairs can only be Brugge
     
  10. highwayman

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    I'd go for Brugge, but don't get there then go into a pub for a long-lazy lunch.
    Cos when you come-out you'll find everything shut and everyone gone :cry: :cry:
    And you'll look stupid :Blush: :Blush:




    regards...nige
     
  11. paulus the woodgnome

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    obviously you have done this and are talking from experience
     
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    I think it was the third or fourth date Sheree and i had been-on :Blush: :Blush:

    regards...nige
     
  13. Maddie

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    I love Brugge too but the Christmas market is disappointing . We were there last New years eve and that was brilliant.

    Maddie
     
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    . . . . . . . . . . .

    or Manchester

    or Nuremberg
     
  15. Edgie

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    Brugge is gorgeous,

    Beer!
    make sure you visit De Halve Maan brewery and sample Staffe Hendrik and Brugse Zot Welcome http://www.halvemaan.be/index.php?id=13&L=2

    oh and chocolates the best are Leonidas http://www.leonidas.com/pralines?id=SHOP2EN&country=22&postal=&place=bruges&btnSearchBrown=Search

    Also half an hour away is Ypres, the last post ceremony at the Menin gate at 8pm every night is awesome.. as is Hill 60 and Hill 62, and Tyne Cott Cemetery... http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q=menin%20gate&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#

    Belgium is a great place...

    BTW Oostende is good too and there is an aire of sorts at the old fish market near the fort napoleon. Fort Napoleon | Gevecht met de tijd - La bataille contre le temps
     
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