Brugge Belgium Tourist Information

Brugge Travel Guide

Brugge is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, and is largely considered one of the most modern important port cities in all of Europe. Brugge has also become a top tourist destination and a popular day-trip spot for visitors from Brussels. This striking city is filled with medieval streets and gothic houses and a charm that is impossible to forget.

Dubbed as the Venice of the North, Bruges is one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe there are Brugge tours which are extremely popular. The historic city centre is a well-known World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Many of the structures in this area come straight from the Middle Ages. In the 19th century, the city went through major renovations and a slew of neo-gothic style buildings were erected. With the combination of fascinating old-world architecture, scenic canals and cobbled stone streets, one can easily step back in time to a bygone era.

Brugge Tourist Attractions

Brugge is not only a city that lives in the past; it is also has a very contemporary culture. The city has a fantastic music scene. The new Concert Hall has hosted some of the most prominent musicians and artists in the music industry. The city also has a plethora of fine restaurants which offer sumptuous local cuisine as well as international favourites. At night, this charming little city simply sparkles as the quaint taverns and welcoming bars offer visitors a perfectly delightful evening. There are also a number of dance clubs and venues that have live bands sprinkled throughout the city.

Culture seekers will be enchanted by the large collection of museums showcasing stunning Flemish art and impressive archaeological excavations. Also on display are splendid works by some of the masters, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck.

Sports In Brugge

Cycle enthusiasts will not be disappointed as the city is home to the annual Ronde van Vlaanderen cycle race. The event is held in April and is undeniably one of the biggest sporting events in all of Belgium. Football is also a popular sport. The city is represented by two professional football clubs: Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge.

Although Brugge is an extremely safe and friendly city, we strongly recommend that you take out a traveller's insurance policy prior to your visit. The city offers excellent medical facilities; however, medical bills can become quite expensive. Purchasing a comprehensive insurance plan will protect you in case of an accident or mishap and allow you to enjoy your vacation worry-free.