Will the language of Bruges be the new universal language? | #secretsofbruges
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Will the language of Bruges be the new universal language? | #secretsofbruges


Come in. Welcome to Café Vlissinghe. This is the oldest pub in Bruges. A fun fact is that people still order
in West Flemish here. Right, what do you want to order? Like a sweet beer.
– Like a sweet beer. Give me one with a sweet tooth. Yes, another tourist who gave it a go. I would really like… to have an old ale. Cheers. It is true that the locals
are very proud of their dialect. Hello. Welcome to Bruges. But not to worry, they will not force you to speak their
dialect, as they know it isn’t easy. Maybe it’s that same pride that ensures
they also excel in Dutch word art, calligraphy and poetry in general. If you take a closer look around town, you will see philosophical and humoristic
Dutch inscriptions all over Bruges. If people back home have
the same love of language as you do, perhaps a unique hand crafted souvenir by
Maud Bekaert is just the thing to take home. You can see her in action in
her little workshop on Sint-Clarastreet.

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