The central location of the Market square indicates that this was the medieval heart of the city. At least, the commercial medieval heart, because the center of the city administration was found on the nearby 'Burg' square. A horse drawn carriage tour of Brugge can be equated to a cruise down the canals of Venice on a gondola: touristy but entertaining and fulfilling. Carriages can be hired in the MARKT square or across from the Bagijnhof. For a one hour narrated tour, expect a fare of about 40 euros. Drivers are multi-lingual and will point out main sites along the route.