February 27, 2015

Known for its delicious food, pretty cobbled streets and reputation for being pet-friendly, Bruges must be on your list of places to go if you're heading to Belgium this year.

Not only is Bruges a wonderful place to visit with your partner, it's also perfect to enjoy with your family. There are some great places for you to stay with your dog - I recommend that you stay at Hotel Prinsenhof, which is right in the centre of town. The large rooms give you and your family plenty of space to relax and the staff here will make you feel really welcome.  With fewer cars on the road than many other Belgian cities, you can feel at ease when out walking with your pet!

The centre of town is filled with rich history and friendly locals. It's surrounded by lots of green space, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to walking your dog. I recently had a lovely afternoon at Koningin Astrid Park, following the winding trails and stopping off at the pond to feed the ducks. The park's also got a great play area for the kids to burn of some of their excess energy!

After all that walking you'll be looking for a good restaurant to get some R&R. Brasserie Raymond Restaurant offers just that and much more. This dog-friendly eatery serves great quality, traditional food at a reasonable price - so it won't break the bank!

Now you can see why I love taking my family to Bruges for a weekend, and I've only scraped the surface when it comes to what you can see and do while you're there. With a journey time across the Channel of just 35 minutes and an hour's drive to Bruges from the Calais terminal, it's the ideal place if you're after an unforgettable last-minute trip with the family.


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