In the morning we started with a short season on the second sketch which we will present on Friday. Around half past nine we went to the train station to visit Bruges. After we had arrived in Bruges, we we’re divided in four groups to enoyg a guided tour in the medieval city. First the guide took us to ‘Het Begijnhof’. It was a place to live for widows who didn’t want to enter in a monastery but still wanted to live in simplicity. The small village was already in use from 1245, but since 1927 it was been taken over by the monastic community of the benedictesses.
Next we went on to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Church. This building has the second highest brick church tower in the world. Moreover, it is one of the most striking buildings in Bruges. It’s one of the most beautiful churches of Bruges with very valuable treasures like the tomb of Mary of Burgundy and the famous work of art Madonna with child by Michelangelo.
On our tour we have also visited the Old hospital from the city what was used until 1975 and at the end of our walk we came out on the large market of Bruges where the Belfry and the City Hall is situated. In the afternoon we got free time to eat lunch and also visiting Bruges ourselves.
William Verpoort, 5LWIB1