Bruges, Belgium: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Bruges is the capital of the West Flanders province in the Flemish region of Belgium. Like Amsterdam and Stockholm, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’. The city has a lot to offer to the discerning traveler with an interest in history and culture.
Facts about Bruges
The area of the city of Bruges covers almost 14,000 hectares. Of this, 1075 hectares is off the coast at Zeebrugge,which means Bruges on Sea. The historic city center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage site from year 2000. It is oval shaped and spans about 430 hectares. Most of its medieval architecture intact, notable among them being the Church of our Lady, the sculpture Madonna and Child and the 13th century Bruges Belfry comprising 47 bells.