Bruges

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What does Bruges mean?

Bruges. Bruges ( /bruːʒ/; Dutch: Brugge [ˈbrʏɣə]; French: Bruges [bʁyːʒ]; German: Brügge) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares (138.4 sq km; 53.44 sq miles),...

How many square miles is Bruges?

The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares (138.4 sq km; 53.44 sq miles), including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (from Brugge aan zee, meaning Bruges by the Sea). The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

How do I get around in Bruges?

Bruges has an extensive web of bus lines, operated by De Lijn, providing access to the city centre and the suburbs (city lines, Dutch: stadslijnen) and to many towns and villages in the region around the city (regional lines, Dutch: streeklijnen).

When is the best time of year to visit Bruges?

The busiest time to visit Bruges, or indeed anywhere in Belgium, is always summer. From June to September, you can expect huge tourist crowds around the city, leading to higher prices for accommodation and longer lines to hop aboard the city’s famous canal boat rides. As such, summer is best avoided whenever possible.

Where is Bruges located?

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge. The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

What language do they speak in Bruges?

The only language they speak is English in Brugge. Dutch is the local language (Flemish is the other option, but it’s the same). Afterwards, they would like to speak English with foreigners. 1. What nationality is Bruges?

How did Bruges become an important city?

The Markt (market square) Bruges became important due to the tidal inlet that was important to local commerce, This inlet was then known as the Golden Inlet. Bruges received its city charter on 27 July 1128, and new walls and canals were built. In 1089 Bruges became the capital of the County of Flanders.

How do I get around in Bruges?

Bruges has an extensive web of bus lines, operated by De Lijn, providing access to the city centre and the suburbs (city lines, Dutch: stadslijnen) and to many towns and villages in the region around the city (regional lines, Dutch: streeklijnen).

How to get to and from Brugge city centre?

It’s the relaxing way to get to and from the City Centre. A ticket allows you to change bus services as many times as you want for a period of 60 minutes. The ticket price is € 3.00. Station to Centre: Bus Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 23 bring you into central Brugge and stop within walking distance...

How long does it take to travel from Bruges airport to Bruge?

It takes 1,5 hours to travel from the airport to Bruges. The station in Bruges is simply called ‘Brugge’ or ‘Bruges’, it is the only station.

Who runs the public transport in Belgium?

In Belgium and in Brussels two separate companies run the busses, trams and metro, one run by the Flemish part of Belgium (De Lijn) and one run by the French administration of Belgium (MIVB)! Welcome to our very unique governmental system! We have two main airports in Belgium of which Brussels airport in Zaventem is the largest.

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