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The Bel­gian UNESCO World Her­itage city is streaked with pic­turesque canals, mak­ing it a pretty back­drop for fes­tive shop­ping, Flem­ish style. Set in Markt, the city’s grand mar­ket square, which is lined by colour­ful step-roofed build­ings and dom­i­nated by Bruges’ fa­mous bel­fry, the Christ­mas mar­ket is a great des­ti­na­tion for food­ies. Sam­ple Flem­ish spe­cial­i­ties such as oliebollen – a re­gional sug­ared dough­nut – while you shop for choco­late, tra­di­tional or­na­ments and bot­tles of jen­ever, the lo­cal liquor made from ju­niper ber­ries. Lovers of lace should visit the ded­i­cated mu­seum to dis­cover more about Bruges’ il­lus­tri­ous lace-mak­ing her­itage and to see the fab­u­lously cob­web-like an­tique pieces.

* From 24th Novem­ber to 2nd Jan­uary 2018; vis­it­

From choco­lates to lo­cal spe­cial­i­ties, Bruges is a must-visit for food­ies

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