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Zeebrugge, Belgium

Zeebrugge (meaning "Bruges on Sea") is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of

Bruges

, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge serves as both the international

port of Bruges-Zeebrugge

and a seafront resort with hotels, cafes, a marina, and a beach.

Located on the coast of the North Sea, its central location on the Belgian coast, short distance to Great Britain and close vicinity to densely populated industrialized cities make Zeebrugge a crossroads for traffic from all directions. An expressway to Bruges connects Zeebrugge to the European motorway system; one can also get to and from Zeebrugge by train or tram.

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Zeebrugge, Belgium

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Zeebrugge (meaning "Bruges on Sea") is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of

Bruges

, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge serves as both the international

port of Bruges-Zeebrugge

and a seafront resort with hotels, cafes, a marina, and a beach.

Located on the coast of the North Sea, its central location on the Belgian coast, short distance to Great Britain and close vicinity to densely populated industrialized cities make Zeebrugge a crossroads for traffic from all directions. An expressway to Bruges connects Zeebrugge to the European motorway system; one can also get to and from Zeebrugge by train or tram.

It is Belgium's most important fishing port and the wholesale fish market located there is one of the largest in Europe.

Aside from being a passenger terminal with ferries to the United Kingdom, the harbor serves as the central port for Europe's automotive industry, and it is important for the import, handling, and storage of energy products, agriculture products, and other general cargo. Zeebrugge has the largest LNG terminal complex in Europe.

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Zeebrugge, Belgium: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at the port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
It is the industrial port, so the passengers are not allowed to walk on their own there. You should take a shuttle bus (free), which will carry you from the liner to the port's exit.
Most cruise companies provide shuttle service to the center of Blankenberge (ride will take you 10 minutes). There you can take a train to Brugge located 9 miles away.

Get around Zeebrugge, Belgium


At first, take a free shuttle bus from your cruise ship to the exit from the port. Then you can get to the beach on foot. Besides, you can take a coastal tram. Exploring the settlement on foot is easy.
You can also take a tram or a taxi to get to nearby Blankenberge. 
Most passengers take organized tours to Bruges, but you can also get there on your own - by train from Zeebrugge or Blankenberge. Besides, you can take a taxi or a bus to Bruges. 

What to see in Zeebrugge, Belgium


Most cruise tourists calling at Zeebrugge use this port as a gateway to Bruges. 
Nevertheless, it is a lovely tourist resort with a seafront, beautiful beach, nice fish restaurants, and shops. So you can enjoy your day wandering in Zeebrugge.

What to do in Zeebrugge, Belgium


If you stay in Zeebrugge, enjoy walking around the town. Spend time on the beach, take a walk along Seafront Zeebrugge, explore the old fishing port, visit  St. Donatian's Cathedral, dine at one of the cozy fish restaurants.
Or you can explore Bruges or other nearby settlements. 

What to eat and drink in Zeebrugge, Belgium


Zeebrugge has many cozy restaurants serving excellent fresh seafood, as well as other cuisines.
Besides, there are many bars and cafes to enjoy drinks while admiring beautiful views.

Shopping in Zeebrugge, Belgium


Although Zeebrugge is not a shopping destination, it has several nice shops to buy pleasant presents for you and your nearest and dearest.
Of course, you can find excellent fish stores in the village. 

Safety in Zeebrugge, Belgium


Passengers are not allowed to walk in the port, as it's an industrial facility and wandering there may be unsafe. 
Zeebrugge itself is a safe town. Nevertheless, don't forget to use your common sense like anywhere else in the world.

Language spoken in Zeebrugge, Belgium


Dutch, French, and German are official languages. Most people speak English. 

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