The fairytale landscape of Bruges, with its winding canals, intoxicating waffle scent and festive ambiance, is at the top of the list for a festive getaway in Europe.
Wander through the twinkling Grote Markt, complemented by a backdrop of spinning ice skaters. Peruse traditional Belgian wares such as handmade wooden toys and decorations and, of course, endless varieties of chocolate.
Walk off gastronomic indulgence by climbing the 336 steps up the Belfort Tower, or stroll along the canal towards the Minnewater Lake — the perfect way to admire the traditional medieval architecture.
Bruges’ Christmas market runs from November 22, 2015 through January 2, 2016.