Bruges is one of Europe's most beautifully preserved medieval towns; its cobbled streets are lined with gabled alms houses and Gothic churches, their distinctive forms reflected in the glass waters of the canals that flow through the town. But there's more to enjoy than history: the town has classy art galleries, chic boutiques, great food and cosy bars and cafes. Berlitz Pocket Guide Bruges is a handy, concise guide to the town, taking you from the busy main square and its magnificent 14th century belfry via leafy streets to fascinating museums and quiet corners away from the crowds. We cover the town's history and culture, and suggest trips out of town to Ypres and Flanders Fields, and the lively city of Ghent. There are plenty of ideas for shopping, entertainment and eating out, plus practical information and hotel recommendations to suit all budgets. Berlitz Pocket Guide Bruges is the perfect companion for a trip to this delightful town.