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Bruges is accessible via any of the main Belgian city lines. The Brugge Main Station is at Stationsplein, Brugge 8000, and the Brugge-Sint-Pieters Station is at Sint-Pietersstatiedreef, Brugge 8000. To access Bruges, Eurostar trains between Brussels run around 10 times a day then passengers can change onto domestic lines on to Bruges.
Eurostar travellers between Ebbsfleet International and Bruges have average journey times of 2 hours, 5 minutes; the route passes through Lille, Brussels and Ghent. Highspeed rail is popular when reaching Belgium, because its rail network is so well-developed that visitors can reach any Belgian city via train. The best time to visit is around Easter, as the confectionary shops in Bruges will be full of fine quality Belgian chocolates.
Bruges is in the north western part of Belgium, has a population of approximately 120.000, and is the most visited part of Belgium, especially by English and American tourists. Because of this, visitors are advised to pre-book accommodation, especially during the summer months, to avoid unavailability; room prices vary wildly, but the most expensive is the Marriott hotel for 350€ per night.
Its origins date back to the 9th century; after the 11th century it became one of the most important European centres for its commercial aspect as well as for its production of textile goods, especially linen and cotton, and in 2002 was named the European Capital of Culture. Restaurants in Bruges are extremely reputable, but can cost around 27€ to 35€. The famous Kardinaalshof restaurant, for example, provides a six course menu for an average 88€ per head.
Most inhabitants and visitors park outside the city as most vehicles are not allowed, which reduces internal congestion and retains its charm, but mini-buses are available in the city for tours. It is easy to travel around the city by foot, by visitors are advised to spend a couple of days to take in all the sights. Bruges is approximately 20 minutes away from Brussels by train, and easily accessible by train from Ghent.
Points of interest
Bruges Main Attractions
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