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About Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.

  • Area: 138 km²
  • Postal codes: 8000, 8200, 8310, 8380
  • Weather: 6°C, Wind SE at 14 km/h, 94% Humidity
  • Population: 117,260 (2011) United Nations
  • Colleges and Universities: College of Europe, UNU-CRIS, Katholieke Hogeschool Vives Noord, College of Europe, Bruges
  • Did you know: Bruges is the eighth-most populous municipality in Belgium by population (118,325).

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