Easter Weekend In Brugge!
When?Start time: Friday 06:00 (30 March)
End time: Monday 20:00 (02 April)
If Easter means a few days off work , religious reflection or just chocolate to you then this break has it all.
We depart South Wales and head to Folkestone and the channel tunnel terminal for our afternoon crossing to Northern France .
From here it's just a 90 minute drive to our base for the weekend, Ostend! Staying at the Ostend hotel in the heart of the city and including 3 nights bed and breakfast.
Ostend itself is a fantastic place to stay, and our hotel is just over the road from the gorgeous sandy beach and huge promenade. Here you can hire no end of carts and bikes to keep the family entertained or just kick back and watch the sea roll in from an endless choice of beach front cafe bars and.
Head into town for some excellent city centre shopping with brands you know , exclusive shops and if you like a little nostalgia then pop to C&A! ( yes that C&A!)
Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk church is a neo gothic building and sits close to the city marina. Open to the public most days.
Ostend is famed for it's food, the marina is lined with fresh fish stalls and the dozens of restaurants have never failed to impress our regular visitors or indeed our family ( it's a firm favourite of the Jones the bus clan!) With restaurants such as Den Artist ... around the corner from our hotel.. to steak houses such as La Stalla and the ever bizarre but brilliant Koekoek...serving almost nothing but chicken and bread for around £7 ... it has to be done!
If all you want to do is relax then why not grab a seat in the sunshine (hopefully....) and get the perfect cup of coffee from one of the many cafe bars. Most also serve ice cold beer, the champagne of the country. And with bars such as La Bouteilles serving around 400 varieties...you should be in for a good night!
Brugge and Sluis .
It's the jewel in the crown of the Flanders reigion..Brugge!
A must see medieval city, lined with cobbled streets and canals ... hop on a boat and take in the breathtaking views or maybe a horse and cart..complete with commentary from a local!
The belfry stands proud in the Markt square, you can climb to the top and see miles around or sit and grab a coffee and take in the sights. Decent shopping, churches, lace shops..Belgian waffles...chocolate...(you may need to cut back when you get home...) and there are many beer shops too...one housing over 1200 varieties! Make sure you know the way back to the coach...
And to remind you that it it's just a tad quirky...there's even a museum to chips...yes chips!!!
That afternoon it's back to Ostend to unwind before enjoying your Saturday night.
Free in Ostend. As we’ve mentioned the city has so much to offer but if you need pointing in the right direction then just ask our driver who’ll be more than happy to help.
Not too early a start as we take you back through Northern France , with a quick call at a wine warehouse before we board our crossing for home.
Arriving home late evening.
The price for all this is £249 per person based on two sharing a room.
£199 per child aged between 3 and 15 when sharing with two adults.
£60 single supplement
Upcoming events at Ostend, Belgium
Chronische pijn versus medicinale cannabisgebruik
Saturday 14:00 (14 October)
Ostend, Belgium, Ostend