warming up a chilly day in Bruges, Belgium

Bruges was beautiful, the weather not so much. We managed to get in a slightly chilly cruise of the canals, but as soon as the cruise was finished the skies opened up, and we retreated to the nearest café to warm up.

Some shots from our (highly-recommended) cruise of the canals:

Canal boat cruise in Brugge, Belgium
Canal boat cruise in Brugge, Belgium
Canal boat cruise in Brugge, Belgium
Canal boat cruise in Brugge, Belgium
Canal boat cruise in Brugge, Belgium

view from the canal boat tour

view from the canal boat tour

Our warm-up started with a hot chocolate with speculoos cookies. Belgians are famous for their chocolate and the hot chocolate did not disappoint. The Speculoos cookie is mild and gingery, and the Belgians seem to add it to stews and even beer!

Hot Chocolate & Speculoos Cookies in Brugge, BelgiumHot Chocolate & Speculoos Cookies (plus sticks of chocolate) in Brugge, Belgium

While we were sitting there enjoying our hot chocolates, fragrant bowls of French Onion Soup kept wafting by. It was still raining so we decided to stay and order the soup.

French Onion Soup in Brugge, Belgium
French Onion Soup

The café (no name, sorry, but it has red tablecloths, if that helps) recommended the local brew, Brugse Zot, to go with our soup.

Brugse Zot Beer in Bruges Our rainy day meal…

Bruges Zot and French Onion Soup

Bruges Zot and French Onion Soup

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