After we left the Aire at Ypres we made the short drive to Bruges, probably my favourite city in Belgium.
Bruges by Motorhome – Where to stay
Motorhomes have a couple of options when deciding where to stay, assuming you don’t plan to wild camp which I did once before for a night. For a more traditional campsite you might want to consider Camping Memling. However I’ve never stayed at Camping Memling, instead opting for the Aire next to the coach park and marina. You can read about my last visit to Bruges by motorhome by clicking the link. I always seem to visit Bruges in the winter when the Aire is just €15.00 for a 24 hour period (11am to 11am) which includes electricity. There is no shower block but if your motorhome has its own shower this won’t be a concern to you. The low season rate is decent value considering how close it is to the town centre and also taking into account how popular Bruges is. The Aire is effectively a car park so you are quite close to the next motorhome but I expect this from a city centre place.
The Aire also has a sani station machine which was out of order during our stay. Fresh water can be obtained from the coach park next door which is also where the ticket machine to pay is located. There is no wifi at the Aire but much of Bruges has free wifi and like most countries you can buy a data sim card for one of the local networks if you happen to be staying in Belgium for any length of time.
Bruges by Motorhome – What to see and do in the city
Bruges is a Unesco World Heritage City ideal for those looking for a short city break. It’s not known for its nightlife but is the sort of city that appeals to couples and lovers……and if you’re single then lovers of beer, chocolate or lace. With a good network of canals boat trips are a popular way to see part of this city. For those on foot it’s an easy city to navigate and the Belfort (Belfry) is tall enough to be visible most of the time and being centrally located a good place to meet if you happen to get split up. Couples also might like to try one of the horse drawn carriage rides through the city.
Ewelina and I spent most of our time looking around and taking photos but we did manage to find the time to sample some very strong beer in the famous bar Cambrinus and enjoy some good European cuisine in a lovely little restaurant that evening.
If you have visited Bruges by motorhome and would like to leave a comment about the Aire or any special must see places in the city please do leave a comment. If you would like to see some more of the photographs I took on this visit to Bruges please click this gallery link.