Bruges was very cute, and I definitely recommend it for a visit. I don't know that I thought it was soooo spectacular, as a bunch of Frenchies told me before I left, but it was really cute, especially walking along the canals and down by the Begijnhof.
Part of the Market Square. Note the funny roof style, which is characteristic of the Low Countries.
The Bell Tower on the Market Square.
Saturday morning I took a half hour canal cruise. I recommend Bruges for travellers with sun exposure problems because there are lots of trees and very narrow streets, which means lots of shade, even on the canals (mostly). Some highlights from the canal cruise:
Don't forget to check out the Begijnhof and Minnewater, which are peaceful, green, shaded retreats from the tourist hustle and bustle. Begijnhofs were founded during the Middle Ages as lay orders for women who wanted to earn a respectable living without taking the full vows of a nun. There were more women than men around during the Middle Ages, so the single gals needed an option that wasn't marriage, nunnery, or prostitution.
View across a canal from a bridge in the Minnewater
Nice sunset view of the canals