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Place Bruges

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country, and the seventh-largest city of the country by population.
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. It is oval in shape and about 430 hectares in size. The city’s total population is 117,073 , of whom around 20,000 live in the city centre. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 616 km2 and has a total of 255,844 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam and St Petersburg, it is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North. Bruges has a significant economic importance, thanks to its port, and was once one of the world’s chief commercial cities. Bruges is a popular tourism destination within Belgium, and is well known as the seat of the College of Europe, a university institute for European studies.

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Discover Torture Museum Bruges in Brugge, Belgium: Inside this former medieval prison is a collection of objects designed to inflict unbelievable pain and suffering on the human body and mind.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Secret Garden of Bruges

Discover Secret Garden of Bruges in Bruges, Belgium: You would never come across this tiny green oasis if you didn't know it existed.

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Historic Centre of Brugge

Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part of the town’s identity. As one of the commercial and c…

Atlas Obscura 2018
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House Bouchoute

Discover House Bouchoute in Bruges, Belgium: The compass on its front was a handy tool for 17th-century merchants who needed to know the direction of the wind.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Frietmuseum

Bruges is the home to the world's only museum dedicated to fries.

Audio Guide
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Religious Heritage in Bruges: Walk with the Pastors of the Faith
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Atlas Obscura 2017
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The Lamp Museum in Bruges

Discover Lumina Domestica in Bruges, Belgium: Explore 400,000 years of humans' "battle against darkness" in this offbeat but thorough lamp museum.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Smedenpoort Skull

Discover Smedenpoort Skull in Bruges, Belgium: The bronzed skull of a beheaded traitor was affixed to the city gate in the 17th century.

Audio Guide
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Audio Guide
urbirun Bruges
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Audio Guide
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Audio Guide
Extraordinary Bruges
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Atlas Obscura 2016
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Halve Maan Brewery Beer Pipeline

Discover Halve Maan Brewery Beer Pipeline in Bruges, Belgium: A beer pipeline runs beneath Bruges.

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