Bruges has been dubbed the Venice of the North. But then again, so has every other northern city that boasts a network of canals: Amsterdam, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Manchester.
Getting on the water provides visitors with a unique perspective of the city. The fairly modest price of eight euros buys you a lazy half hour spent cruising the canals in a small boat that sits very low in the water. Just watch out for the swans as they drift past at eye level.