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In order to optimise urban access and quality of life for residents and visitors alike, no coaches are permitted in Bruges city centre (including 't Zand and the Vrijdagmarkt).   

The only safe and obliged pick-up/drop-off area for groups is the coach parking at Bargeplein (Kanaaleiland) which is exclusively reserved for coaches. This parking lies within easy walking distance from the historic city centre and is a popular starting point for a guided visit. All amenities necessary (such as toilets, cash dispenser) are available and in case of bad weather there is a canopy for shelter. “De Lijn” offers a regular city bus service.

Only coaches dropping off/collecting passengers with luggage at/from their hotel get exceptional access to the inner city. Excursions or contemporary transfers by coach from the hotel are not allowed and are only possible with pick-up/drop-off point at Bargeplein (Kanaaleiland). The police control the strict compliance of these arrangements!

Coaches transporting visitors with mobility issues can be granted special access to the city centre as long as permission is given by the police in advance. Requests should be submitted to korpschef@politiebrugge.be.

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