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Some places leave their mark on you, even though you can never quite fathom them. Bruges is one of those unique places. A city on a human scale, made great by its compelling history. Among other things, it was awarded the title of UNESCO World Heritage City. Exploring the historic city centre, it's immediately obvious why. Get to know Bruges even better and find out what's close to our hearts. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the delights the city has to offer.

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Bruges' history

Bruges is a flourishing and fascinating city. From the crucial role of water to the Golden Age and today's UNESCO World Heritage City. Discover its history.
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Bruges, UNESCO World Heritage City

Authentically medieval, valuable heritage and Flemish primitives. That's why UNESCO put Bruges on the World Heritage List. Read all about it.
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Enjoying culture in Bruges

Bruges is a cultural shot in the arm. Whether you adore classical symphonies, vibrant theatre, modern dance or an arts festival, you've come to the right place.
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Sustainable tourism in Bruges

With a new story for tourism, Bruges is responding to a rapidly changing world. Discover our sustainable initiatives, goals and vision.
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