One morning we Segway-ed our way around town. A highlight of our tour was a stop at the oldest still working pub, the Vlissinghe. It's 502 years old, and little in it has changed. Tucked away down a narrow pedestrian alley with no signage other than what's over the door, our guide asked if we wanted to stop in. It was the best decision (though it took backtracking to get there, sorry Ian!). Chocolate was originally only offered as a drink (we learned a lot at the Choco-Story museum) so I partook of a fantastic hot chocolate while thawing my toes at the ancient heater, and Ian had - wait for it - a Hoegaarden Rosee. We drank a lot of beer.
But of course most of the time we walked and walked and walked, because the old town of Bruges is lovely with tons of little alleys, hidden nooks, photogenic canals, and inspiring architecture.
Couple all this with fruit and lambic beers that match beautifully with rich, dark chocolate, and Bruges is really a heavenly place to visit.