Hi, I'm an American who lives in the south of Spain, so am not affected this summer by most European countries' restrictions onU.S. travelers. I had planned an extensive train trip around some major European cities, including Bruges, and have decided to go ahead with it, on the theory that what I lose by some things being closed I may gain by being able to visit in high season and good weather without the usual hordes.
I'm wondering what suggestions there might be for 5 nights in Bruges, considering that, as I understand it, all the usual events and festivals have been canceled. I'm thinking a trip to Ghent might be in order? And of course, visiting any historic buildings and museums that are open. Other thoughts?