Bruges (Brugge) was founded in the 9th century by Vikings who settled here at the end of the little river ‘de Reie’. Because of the proximity of the North Sea, the settlement very quickly became an important international harbour. Bruges is often called ‘the Venice of the North’. This very nice medieval city is one of Belgium’s most beautiful cities and very interesting for tourists. In no other European city the feel and the look of medieval times are so present as in Bruges. Some interesting facts about Bruges:
- 117.000 inhabitants
- 60.000 female inhabitants
- 57.000 male inhabitants
- 2.700 foreign inhabitants
- About 30 museums
- 100 hotels
- 21 churches
- 125 restaurants
- Most of the shops are open between 09.00 and 18.00
Bruges is an historic city with an unique atmosphere where you can have an agreeable time.
If you decide to visit Bruges, we wish you a great time!