Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) had been recommended to us, and we sure were glad to follow up on that lead. It is such a beautiful city and is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the north due to all its canals. It is a real fairy tale city and a must do when visiting Bruges is to take a canal tour. Our captain had such a great humor and added great value to our sailing with interesting information about the city and the buildings that we sailed past. There were also a bunch of horse carriages that offered sightseeing for tourists.