Bruges is best for...

Drinking beer: The streets are lined with traditional pubs serving delicious dishes and Belgium beer

Student parties: Langestraat and Kraanplein are home to many student bars, which are perfect for weekend nights out

Live Music: Visit the little 't Zand square and St Jakobsstraat for interesting venues and upbeat tunes

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in Florence is Italian

Currency: The currency used in Florence is the Euro

Local time: Florence is 1 hour behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Florence's main airport is Florence Airport

When it comes to nightlife, Bruges doesn’t have a big clubbing scene like the nearby student city of Ghent. Instead, Bruges is quite a relaxed place by night. You can spend summer evenings on a terrace by the canals and winter nights warmed by the fire in a cosy bar. Whatever the time of year, there’s a beer to go with it. Belgians love their beer. Over 2,500 different brews are produced in the country and each Belgian apparently gets through an average of 150 litres per year. If beer’s not your tipple of choice, then there’s also genever. This juniper-flavoured drink is an early version of gin that’s still drunk in Bruges to this day.