Weekend In Bruges
Den Gouden Harynck – Start the weekend with a high at this Michelin-starred restaurant in a secluded 17th-century house in the museum district. Mains such as lobster and duck are classically treated by chef Philippe Serruys who has also compiled an interesting wine list.
‘T Brugs Beertje – Legendary throughout Bruges and beyond for its hundreds of brews, this cosy brown cafe is filled with old ad posters, and locals who are part of the furniture. It’s one of those perfect bars with smoke-yellowed walls, enamel signs, hop-covered ceilings and knowledgeable staff to helpyou choose from a book full of brews.
Concertgebouw – Catch a classical concert at Bruges’ concession to modernity. This stunning 21st-century concert hall takes its design cues from the city’s three famous towers and red bricks. Theatre, classical music and dance are regularly staged: highlights in February include a visit by the London Philharmonic and the sensory-deprivation show Dark Was the Night.