Bruges is renowned as one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, with outstanding gothic architecture vying with the serene canals for first place in the affections of visitors and residents alike. The luxury Prinsenhof Hotel is ideally placed within the historic old town of Bruges for visiting all the major tourist attractions.
Although Bruges is an almost perfectly preserved medieval city, it is not a sterile tourist destination - over 25,000 residents live within the central old town area of Bruges, ensuring a real atmosphere of a living city. The hotels, tourists and attractions blend into the daily life of a thriving city. Indeed Bruges is still one of the most important cities of Belgium, and is the capital of the Belgian province of West Flanders.
It is the medieval Gothic architecture which is the major attraction of Bruges (hotels are often found within them), although there are also other architectural styles present such as Romanesque, Renaissance, and neo-Gothic. But Gothic is what makes Bruges so special, in quantities and concentration that is quite spectacular. Bruges was fortunate to be spared the fate of many towns and cities during the Second World War, and the enlightened local Bruges government has also contributed to maintaining much of its history intact.
The Prinsenhof Hotel in Bruges is conveniently situated for visiting all the major architectural sites in and around the Grand Place and old town of Bruges.
Bruges is also famous for its canals, and is known as "the Venice of the North". Many hotels in Bruges are situated on the canals. One of the recommended excursions to make within Bruges is a gentle trip exploring the canals, from which you will get a different view of this beautiful city.