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GOUDA, HOLLAND and BRUGES BELGIUM.

Cheese and Canals.

Bruges is in West Flanders Belguim. The spoken language is Flemish. The currency is the Euro. --Brussels is 145 km and Ghent 44km.
The city centre is compact, with canals. There are boat trips ,and Horse and Carriage rides. --The centrepiece is the Belfrey in the main square. I climbed the 366 steps to the top. -- In the Basilica of the Holy Blood is a sample of Jesus Blood.
The church of Our Lady is a large red brick building with a 379 ft high tower. ---The Town Hall is in the main square, and has been the place of governance for 600 years. --- Plenty of Chocolate, Beer, and Lace places., and tourists. Bruges is well served by Belguim Railways,..The distance from the rail station to town is walkable., there are buses. I stayed in Ostend and took the short train ride to Bruges.
-----img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/06837c10-a71a-11ea-85b4-bb99429f7b2e.jpg caption=BRUGES BELGUIM.]BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM...      Main Square.

BRUGES BELGUIM... Main Square.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.   Town Hall.   City governed from here for 600 years.

BRUGES BELGUIM. Town Hall. City governed from here for 600 years.

BRUGES  BELGUIM..    Belfrey Tower.    A medieval Bell Tower.  Narrow steep steps to top.   366 steps.    Tower 83m  [272ft }  high.   Building leans 87 centimetres to the East.

BRUGES BELGUIM.. Belfrey Tower. A medieval Bell Tower. Narrow steep steps to top. 366 steps. Tower 83m [272ft } high. Building leans 87 centimetres to the East.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.       Belfrey from  Rozenhoedkaai.

BRUGES BELGUIM. Belfrey from Rozenhoedkaai.

BRUGES  BELGUIM

BRUGES BELGUIM

BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM..   There was a car rally ,the day i was in Bruges.

BRUGES BELGUIM.. There was a car rally ,the day i was in Bruges.

BRUGES  BELGUIM     Classic Car Rally.

BRUGES BELGUIM Classic Car Rally.

BASILICA OF THE HOLY BLOOD.   Holy Blood  allegedly  collected from Jesus body by Joseph of Arimathea . The Church consists of a Upper and Lower Chapel.

BASILICA OF THE HOLY BLOOD. Holy Blood allegedly collected from Jesus body by Joseph of Arimathea . The Church consists of a Upper and Lower Chapel.

BRUGES BELGUIM.    Horse and Carriage, a good way to see Bruges, but not cheap.

BRUGES BELGUIM. Horse and Carriage, a good way to see Bruges, but not cheap.

BRUGES  BELGUIM... Main Square.

BRUGES BELGUIM... Main Square.

BRUGES  BELGUIM        Fish Market.

BRUGES BELGUIM Fish Market.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM..     In Pub looking out towards Rozenhoedkaai.

BRUGES BELGUIM.. In Pub looking out towards Rozenhoedkaai.

BRUGES  BELGUIM..    Crafts.

BRUGES BELGUIM.. Crafts.

BRUGES  BELGUIM   Many boat trips,on the canals.

BRUGES BELGUIM Many boat trips,on the canals.

BRUGES  BELGUIM..

BRUGES BELGUIM..

BRUGES  BELGUIM.   Church of our Lady.

BRUGES BELGUIM. Church of our Lady.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.

BRUGES BELGUIM.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.    Church of our Lady.

BRUGES BELGUIM. Church of our Lady.

BRUGES  BELGUIM.      Need a new bike !

BRUGES BELGUIM. Need a new bike !

Great visits.---------- I arrived at GOUDA rail station. on a Thursday , which is Cheese Market day.
The Market is from 10am to 1pm. The market is in front of the 15th century City Hall. ---- Gouda is a small friendly place.------Gouda cheese is a hard cheese,made from pasteurised cows milk { some sheep and goats } The cheese is yellow, and the skin orange.=====Traditional dress is worn on market day.-----The population of Gouda is around 72,000, and is situated between Rotterdam and Utrecht.-----Beside the famous cheese ,
candles and smoking pipes are made here.....GOUDA  HOLLAND...Rail station.  There are two rail stations.  Gouda and Gowerwelle.

GOUDA HOLLAND...Rail station. There are two rail stations. Gouda and Gowerwelle.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.

GOUDA HOLLAND.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.

GOUDA HOLLAND.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.

GOUDA HOLLAND.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.

GOUDA HOLLAND.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.   Traditional Dress.

GOUDA HOLLAND. Traditional Dress.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.       Churn.

GOUDA HOLLAND. Churn.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.   Is he checking  the price  ?

GOUDA HOLLAND. Is he checking the price ?

GOUDA  HOLLAND.   Cheese transported by horse and cart., also people.

GOUDA HOLLAND. Cheese transported by horse and cart., also people.

GOUDA  HOLLAND..     Traditional working clothes.

GOUDA HOLLAND.. Traditional working clothes.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.        Gouda cheese ,for sale.

GOUDA HOLLAND. Gouda cheese ,for sale.

GOUDA  HOLLAND     Cheese Market in front of City Hall.

GOUDA HOLLAND Cheese Market in front of City Hall.

GOUDA  HOLLAND.   City Hall from the 15th  century.

GOUDA HOLLAND. City Hall from the 15th century.

GOUDA  HOLLAND   City Hall.

GOUDA HOLLAND City Hall.

GOUDA  HOLLAND       City Hall.

GOUDA HOLLAND City Hall.

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